Intracompartmental pressure in the leg was measured continuously during
running in thirty-two patients who had either a medial or an anterior
chronic compartment syndrome. It was found that on exertion the patients
had significantly higher increases in pressure compared with the pressures
in a control group. There were no remarkable differences between the two
groups in terms of pressure at rest before exertion. After fasciotomy, the
pressure returned to normal. The method that we employed to measure
pressure can be use in diagnosing painful conditions of the leg.