As a result of the Kahramanmaraş-centered earthquake, which woke up a painful morning in our country, it was felt strongly in 10 provinces. In this process, the health problems that occur after the earthquake debris draws attention. Crush and Compartant syndromes are known as one of the health problems to be considered. So, what is the compartment syndrome seen after an earthquake?
Being under the debris for long hours, being without water and hungry, in a dark and humid environment can lead to serious complications after removal. Earthquake survivors face many problems in this process, from nutrition to shelter. It is only a matter of time before he encounters health problems as countless citizens are pulled out of the rubble. Apart from simple injuries, it is one of the most health problems. ‘Crush’ and ‘Compartment’ syndrome is seen. It should be taken into account that everyone will react differently to this situation.
WHAT IS ACUTE COMPARTMENT SYNDROME?
Compartment syndrome is a clinical condition that occurs as a result of severe pressure in the arm and leg muscles. With the increase in the tension of the tissue in the muscles, it causes serious problems. The syndrome, which leads to occlusion of the veins and arteries, results in gangrene and loss of limbs. Compartment syndrome, which gives an emergency picture, is among the conditions that should be considered after earthquake debris.
This syndrome, which usually shows symptoms in the lower legs; It also negatively affects the feet, arms, abdomen and hips. Acute compartment syndrome, which manifests itself in the body as a result of severe injuries; It can result in paralysis, disability or even death.
WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF COMPARTMENT SYNDROME?
- Visible swelling in areas such as legs, arms and feet
- Muscle feeling fuller or bigger than it is
- Severe pain when the muscles are stretched
- Experiencing more muscle pain than usual
- tingling sensations under your skin
- Numbness in swollen areas
HOW IS ACUTE COMPARTMENT SYNDROME TREATED?
The treatment of acute compartment syndrome, which is one of the health problems that should be considered after the debris is removed, should be urgent. This syndrome, which requires surgical intervention, should be supervised by a specialist.