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  1. Salcido, Richard MD
  2. Lepre, Scott J. MD


PURPOSE: To review the etiology, anatomy, pathophysiology, differential diagnosis, and treatment of compartment syndrome.


TARGET AUDIENCE: This continuing education activity is intended for physicians and nurses with an interest in wound care.


OBJECTIVES: After reading this article and taking this test, the reader should be able to:


1. Describe the etiology, anatomy, and pathophysiology of compartment syndrome.


2. Discuss the differential diagnosis and treatment options for compartment syndrome.