Exercise induced compartment syndrome in a professional footballer


Cetinus E., Uzel M., Bilgic E., Karaoguz A., Herdem M.

BRITISH JOURNAL OF SPORTS MEDICINE, cilt.38, ss.227-229, 2004 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 38 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2004
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1136/bjsm.2003.004630
  • Dergi Adı: BRITISH JOURNAL OF SPORTS MEDICINE
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.227-229

Özet

Recurrent pain in the lower leg caused by exercise is a common problem in athletes. The main causes are exercise induced compartment syndrome, periostitis of the tibia, stress fracture, venous diseases, obliterative arterial diseases, and shin splints. Exercise induced compartment syndrome is the least common. A recurrent tightening or tense sensation and aching in anatomically defined compartments is pathognomonic. The symptoms are caused by abnormally high pressure in compartments of the leg during and after exercise. In this report, a case of exercise induced compartment syndrome in a professional footballer is described.