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Basic principles for measurement of intramuscular pressureWe review historical and methodological approaches to measurements of intramuscular pressure (IMP) in humans. These techniques provide valuable measures of muscle tone and activity as well as diagnostic criteria for evaluation of exertional compartment syndrome. Although the wick and catheter techniques provide accurate measurements of IMP at rest, their value for exercise studies and diagnosis of exertional compartment syndrome is limited because of low frequency response and hydrostatic (static and inertial) pressure artifacts. Presently, most information on diagnosis of exertional compartment syndromes during dynamic exercise is available using the Myopress catheter. However, future research and clinical diagnosis using IMP can be optimized by the use of a miniature transducer-tipped catheter such as the Millar Mikro-tip.
Document ID
20040089767
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
Authors
Hargens, A. R. (NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field CA United States)
Ballard, R. E.
Date Acquired
August 21, 2013
Publication Date
October 1, 1995
Publication Information
Publication: Operative techniques in sports medicine
Volume: 3
Issue: 4
ISSN: 1060-1872
Subject Category
Aerospace Medicine
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Other
Keywords
NASA Center ARC
NASA Discipline Cardiopulmonary
Review
Review, Tutorial
NASA Program Space Physiology and Countermeasures
NASA Discipline Number 14-10