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2020 Mar 12

Sports Health

Outcomes of Surgically Treated Chronic Exertional Compartment Syndrome in Runners.


Salzler M, Maguire K, Heyworth BE, Nasreddine AY, Micheli LJ, Kocher MS
Sports Health. 2020 Mar 12:1941738120907897.
PMID: 32163722.


Chronic exertional compartment syndrome (CECS) is primarily seen in running athletes. Previous outcomes of surgical treatment with fasciotomy have suggested moderate pain relief, but evidence is lacking regarding postoperative return to running.