Ankle Foot and Lower Leg Specific Conditions

Compartment dorsal pedial pulse rom active passive

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Unformatted text preview: ingling in web Numbness/tingling space 1st/2nd toe space Compartment Syndrome Compartment Pre-disposing Factors Anatomy that prevents expansion Fascial restriction, muscle hypertophy Muscle herniarion Tibial fracture Anticoagulant therapy, Diabetes Increased capillary permeability Post-exercise fluid retention/decreased venous Post-exercise return return Extrinsic Factors Extrinsic High Heel shoes Knee Braces Compartment Syndrome Compartment Potential Complications Do not apply compression This will increase intercompartmental This pressure pressure Bilateral involvement is common Must establish dorsal pulse Paresthesia/Paralysis may not develop for 1 Paresthesia/Paralysis hour following ischemia hour Fasciotomy may be required Drop foot gait The Warning Signs The 5 “P’s” “P’s” Pain Pallor (color) Pulselessness Paresthesia Paralysis Achilles Tendon Rupture Achilles Mechanism Forceful sudden Forceful contraction contraction Distal Achilles Distal Tendon Tendon Prevalent in men >30 Prevalent y/o y/o May feel like they’’ve ve been kicked been “Pop” may be felt Achilles Tendon Rupture Achilles History Insidious or acute Insidious (trauma) (trauma) P! along length of tendon Inspection Edema along tendon Thickening at distal Thickening tendon tendon Possible visible deformity Pal...
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This note was uploaded on 01/13/2014 for the course ATHT 363 taught by Professor Unknown during the Fall '11 term at S.E. Louisiana.

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