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Gluteal Compartment Syndrome Case Study

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Compartment Syndrome is a rare condition caused by pressure buildup in tissues and in some cases by internal bleeding. In the case study, “Gluteal compartment syndrome as a cause of lumbosacral radiculoplexopathy band complex regional pain syndrome,” a 24 year old male was diagnosed with gluteal compartment syndrome. Gluteal compartment syndrome is an infrequent condition of only 20 cases reported in the last 20 years. Upon the patient’s arrival at the emergency room, he had expressed a severe pain in his right buttock region and he complained of right leg weakness. The patient reportedly told doctors he had sat unconscious for more than twenty four hours after self-injecting himself with heroin. When doctors examined the patient he had a tender
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