This is the only valid system to check if a patient suffers an increased pressure in one of their muscles which could cause pain when they practice an exercise which incapacitates them. Our centre is the only private sports centre which possesses the minimally invasive measuring system imported from the United States where Dr. López-Vidriero continues his collaboration with different professionals and teams.
Thanks to its portability it can be undertaken in the patient’s field of sports while they carry on with their activity and when symptoms show up, or their exercise can be replicated during their visit so that the proper measures can be taken in situ.
Chronic compartment syndrome is usually located in the leg or the forearm and generates pain when sporting activities are performed and characteristically yields when resting.
In the forearm it is typical of sports that need a strong effort to close the fist and to flex the wrists. The most frequent is both speed motorcycling as well as motocross. Very high level drivers have been operated by our team in order to maintain and improve their high level of competition. We also have experience in operating elite tennis players, windsurfing and other high level sports which are demanding on the grip.
Characteristically there is pain and a progressive lack of strength with the usage of the forearm, wrist and hand. The pain is located near the elbow flexure and there is a lack of force when grabbing handlebars, rackets or booms, causing the opening of the hand, loss of control of the motorbikefailure to hit with the racket or falls.
In the legs it usually occurs in the compartment that encompasses the muscles which extend/lift the foot while running or walking and the symptoms appear in the region beneath the knee on the outer part of the leg. It is usually a progressive pain which can become disabling, thus forcing the athlete to stop running.
It is typical of long distance runners, although it may occur in any type of athlete that requires the use of the muscles that raise the foot for racing. The most important thing is to be able to diagnose it properly and differentiate it from other posibles causes of pain and lack of strengthof an athlete that would require another completely different type of treatment.
In mild cases, the physical therapy and rehabilitation that our team has designed is usually effective and the athlete can return to their sport without problems, coupled with a good prevention programme.
In more severe cases, surgery has a high success rate. Dr. López-Vidriero performs it in a minimally invasive manner and with ultrasound control (sonosurgery or ultrasound surgery).
The recovery is very fast and the athlete can return to their spot at the highest level.
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