Hi everybody, I'm posting to see if any of you can help me with a "theoretical" case I'm working on: The patient has been diagnosed with compartment syndrome. The injury is in the thigh area and was caused by a dirtbike accident. What is the best course of treatment? The research I've done shows that fasciotomy to relieve the pressure is the main treatment for acute compartment syndrome and the quicker that it is done the less likely there is permanent damage to the leg. Are there situations where the orthopedic surgeon should choose medications and physical therapy as an alternative? Without measuring the actual pressure of the compartment, are there alternative ways to tell how serious this particular case is? (ie, that it doesn't require surgery and that meds/PT are appropriate instead?) If meds/PT are an appropriate alternative to surgery, what medications are typically used? Would cyclobenzaprine/naproxen be a good combination? How often should the patient be receiving PT?