Diagnosis and Treatment of Chronic Exertional Compartment Syndrome of the Forearm in Motocross Riders

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Although chronic exertional compartment syndrome of the forearm seems an uncommon medical condition that is not well described in the medical literature, chronic exertional compartment syndrome of the forearm is very prevalent in some specific sports and can easily confound the clinician. Multiple case reports have been published describing chronic exertional compartment syndrome of the forearm in wrestlers, rowers, rock climbers, weight lifters1, off-road bicyclists, motorcyclists2, and auto racers. Our institution and others find it most commonly in competitive off-road motorcyclists at both the amateur and professional levels1.
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