Dynamic Pressure Testing for CECS in the UK Military

Research Paper Title Dynamic Pressure Testing for Chronic Exertional Compartment Syndrome in the UK Military Population. Background Chronic exertional compartment syndrome (CECS) is one of the main causes of exertional leg pain. Diagnosis is based on the history and intra-compartmental muscle pressure testing during exercise prior to consideration of fasciotomy for treatment. The researchers present… Read More


CECS & Postoperative Rehabilitation Protocols in a Military Population

Research Paper Title Outcomes of Surgery for Chronic Exertional Compartment Syndrome in a Military Population. Aim To determine the outcome following fasciectomy for chronic exertional compartment syndrome (CECS) in the UK military, and the association between presurgical intramuscular pressure (IMP) and outcome. Methods All patients who underwent fasciectomy for anterior CECS were identified between 2007… Read More

Post-surgical Rehabilitation following Fasciotomies for Bilateral CECS in a Special Forces Soldier: A Case Report

Research Paper Title Post-surgical Rehabilitation following Fasciotomies for Bilateral Chronic Exertional Compartment Syndrome in a Special Forces Soldier: A Case Report. Background The aetiology of Chronic Exertional Compartment Syndrome (CECS) is still unclear. The most commonly accepted theory suggests that it is a transient but debilitating process where there is an abnormally increased intracompartmental pressure… Read More

New-sub Section: CECS!

A new sub-section of the blog has been added ‘CECS: Chronic Exertional Compartment Syndrome’ under the main title page of ‘Injury Symptoms and Prevention’. This page looks at: What CECS is; Typical symptoms; Why it may be missed; Why missing it may matter; How CECS is diagnosed; Differential diagnosis; and Finally, how it is managed.

Running Injuries & Illness 08

Sport and Exercise Medicine Sport and exercise medicine (SEM) is a relatively new National Health Service (NHS) specialty that was set up in 2005 in response to the growing need to manage musculoskeletal and exercise-related injury and illness. SEM consultants are trained in musculoskeletal medicine, exercise prescription and promotion and public health and as such… Read More

Running Injuries & Illness 05

Shin Pain ‘Shin splints’ describes the mid-shin discomfort experienced by runners during or after activity and represents several diagnoses, including chronic exertional compartment syndrome (CECS), tibial stress fracture and medial tibial periostitis (MTP), as well as vascular and nerve entrapment disorders. These conditions often co-exist and require a detailed management approach (Table 1). Table 1:… Read More