6 Figtree Drive Sydney Olympic Park NSW 2127
Dr Scott Burne
Misdiagnosis of exertional lower leg pain continues to be a significant problem for many runners. Despite the distinctive features of chronic exertional compartment syndrome (CECS), it persists as an under-recognised and debilitating condition that literally stops runners in their tracks.
Fortunately, by asking the right questions and understanding the features of the condition, runners can avoid the very long delay in diagnosis that often occurs. Specialised investigations will confirm the diagnosis, but it is important that a careful clinical history is taken before being referred for testing.
Figure 1: Compartment pressure testing for chronic exertional compartment syndrome
Figure 2: Post-operative fasciotomy wound for deep posterior chronic compartment syndrome
Sydney Sports Medicine Centre
Level 2, NSWIS Building
6 Figtree Drive
Sydney Olympic Park
Mon - Thurs
8 am - 7 pm
8 am - 6 pm
8 am - 1 pm
Appointments from 7am for some services