Acute Compartment Syndrome in the Lower Limb

This micro skills course will describe how to recognise acute compartment syndrome in the lower limb. Later sections will offer guidance on how to perform a fasciotomy and manage the complications associated with compartment syndrome.

Delivery Mode
Online - Self Paced
Course Duration
30-60 minutes
Course Type
Yes, on completion
Course Code
Content Provider
British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons

What will I learn?

  1. By the end of this session you will be able to:
  2. List the complications of open fractures
  3. List the complications of flaps used to cover open fractures
  4. Describe how to recognise these complications
  5. Explain how to treat these complications

Course provided in association with


  • This eLearning session is provided by the Content Providers listed above but it does not in any way constitute a qualification or accreditation from them.
  • Certificates provided at the end of each session are issued by Talisium under licence and cannot be used by students to seek membership, fellowship or any other form of recognition by the Content Provider.
  • This micro skills course may contain references to UK laws, regulations, policies and practice guidelines.
  • You should apply the lessons within the context of your local environment.
  • This micro skills course may contain features that are not optimised for mobile devices.