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Compartment Syndrome - Glossary

Last Updated on Jan 25, 2016
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Ischemia: Inadequate or insufficient supply of blood to an organ or part of the body

Amputation: This procedure is used to cut off all or part of a limb or projecting part of a body mainly by surgery

Venous hypertension: High blood pressure inside a vein
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Fascia: Band of connective tissue that separates or holds together different organs or muscles

Paraesthesia: Abnormal skin sensation such as tingling, burning, prickling mainly caused by damage to peripheral nerves

Tendonitis: Inflammation or irritation of the tendons

Orthotics: Branch of medical science that deals with making and fitting of orthotic devices used to correct an orthopedic problem

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