Definition of compartment syndrome in US English:

compartment syndrome


  • A condition resulting from increased pressure within a confined body space, especially of the leg or forearm.

    • ‘The diagnosis of ' compartment syndrome ' was wrong.’
    • ‘The mainstay of treatment for chronic exertional compartment syndrome has been surgery.’
    • ‘Loss of sensation may be the first sign of a developing compartment syndrome.’
    • ‘There have been many recent proposals of new diagnostic techniques for chronic exertional compartment syndrome.’
    • ‘Common causes of shin pain include stress fractures, compartment syndrome, chronic muscle strain, or any irritation of the nerve or blood vessels of the lower leg.’