A 38 year old male with a past medical history of IV drug use presented with right 4th finger pain. It is held in slight flexion, there is swelling over the tendon, and pain with palpation and slight extension.
Acute compartment syndrome is a surgical emergency. Measurements of compartment pressures are an important adjunct to making the diagnosis. Check out this post for a video demonstration on how to operate the Stryker Device
Read ahead for pearls on an uncommon diagnosis: Knee (tibiofemoral) dislocation