Compartment syndrome is considered an emergency in the client with peripheral arterial disease (PAD). What is it?
A condition where tissue pressure within a confined body space becomes elevated and restricts blood flow. Resultant ischemia can lead to irreversible tissue damage within 4 to 6 hours and eventually tissue death. Symptoms include tingling, numbness, worsening pain, edema, pain on passive movement, and uneven pulses.