Although you should not panic, you do have the option to visit the local hospital if you cannot see your doctor within a reasonable timeframe. Both acute compartment syndrome and chronic conditions might call for surgery because the ailment can damage your tissue so quickly. The operation is called a fasciotomy in reference to the open the fascia over the compartment. This allows the muscles to expand and have enough room to swell with increased space for blood flow.
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