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James has suffered a compartment syndrome in the deep posterior compartment of the left lower leg...

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James has suffered a compartment syndrome in the deep posterior compartment of the left lower leg as a result of an injury with a nail gun while roofing. He experienced swelling in this compartment. The involved muscles became severely contracted. He has come to you for a disability evaluation. What muscles have contracted and what will be the appearance of James' left lower leg upon visual inspection?

Compartment Syndrome:

Compartment syndrome is a condition where the swelling of tissues in a particular portion of the limb results in pain or inflammation. Regular repetitive exercise or any injury can lead to this painful condition.

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The muscles involved in the deep posterior compartments are flexor hallucis longus, flexor digitorum longus, tibialis posterior, and popliteus...

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