Compartment Syndrome

Compartment Syndrome Teaching 1400

The patient was instructed in compartment syndrome if surgical treatment was performed such as fasciotomy emphasize there is an increased potential for infection. The patient was reviewed in the proper technique for care of the surgical incision and aseptic procedures for dressing changes. The patient was advised to inspect the wound daily to check for increased drainage. The patient was recommended the need for rest and elevation of the extremity postoperatively. The patient was encouraged to use of assistive devices.