Warning about the compartment syndrome produced by skinny jeans


The woman had to remain four days in the hospital to recover from the severe damage which occurred to her muscles and nerves in her lower legs.The patient was treated with intravenous hydration. According to the Australian Orthopaedic Association, this was the first case of compartment syndrome caused by skinny jeans known in the country. “I have not heard of this being an issue with skinny jeans but it is an issue with tight bandages and plaster casts,” the association’s vice president, Andreas Loefler. Compartment syndrome most commonly occurs in compartments in the leg or arm. The trauma, which is a medical emergency, causes a severe high pressure in the compartment which results in insufficient blood supply to muscles and nerves. In a such situation, some muscles actually die.The case was described in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry.


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