Compartment syndrome is a dysfunction of the blood circulation in the muscle compartments. A muscle compartment consists of several functionally joined muscle groups that are enclosed by a membrane made from firm connective tissue (muscle fascia). Inside the compartment are also the blood vessels and nerves. Since the muscle fascia is not very flexible, swelling inside the muscle compartments caused by the lack of space leads to increased tissue pressure in the compartment so that nerves and blood vessels are constricted. Compartment syndrome causes the muscles not to get enough oxygen.
The OMNIBAR E5F measures the pressure inside the compartment at rest, during a stress test and after the stress test. The difference in these 3 pressures can confirm the diagnosis.
Intramuscular Tissue Pressure Measuring (IMP) Catheter
- Outside diameter: 5F
- Catheter length: 55 cm
- Material: PU
- The NPS3 battery operated device connected to a ICP-TEMP-Cable (extension cable)
- One end of the NPS2 connects directly to the patient monitor and the other end is connected to the ICP-TEMP-Cable (extension cable)
- MPR 1 DATALOGGER monitor connected to the ICP-TEMP-Cable. With this set up it is possible to measure and compare three IMP-pressures in the healthy and ill tissue
- Sterile pressure measurement catheter complies hygienic requirements
- Plug & Play system – no catheter calibration necessary
- Simple and precise compartment pressure measurement using microchip technology
- Excellent measurement stability and linearity
- System does not add any additional fl uids to the compartment