Table 2

Baseline characteristics and initial treatment results for all patients and three outcome subgroups: (1) return to base 49/75 (65%, treatment success); (2) return to surgeon 21/75 (28%); (3) exit from service 5/75 (7%)

AllReturn
to base
(success)
Return
to surgeon
(failure)
Exit from
service
(failure)
Number of patients (%)75 (100%)49215
Male (n; %)59 (79%)41162
Female (n; %)16 (21%)853
Age (years)*21 (4)21 (4)22 (5)22 (2)
Diagnosis anterior CECS (n; %)37 (49%)25111
Diagnosis anterior CECS, ICPM R ant, mm Hg65.6 (24.5)67.8 (25.1)61.6 (24.6)54 (–)
Diagnosis anterior CECS, ICPM L ant, mm Hg63.1 (19.1)63.7 (19.8)62.9 (19.0)52 (–)
Diagnosis anterior CECS+MTSS (n; %)38 (51%)24104
Diagnosis anterior CECS+MTSS, ICPM R ant, mm Hg65.3 (22,4)64.6 (19.4)70.6 (28.0)56.5 (27.5)
Diagnosis anterior CECS+MTSS, ICPM L ant, mm Hg61.4 (22.1)62.6 (21.4)61.2 (22.2)54.5 (30.5)
Symptoms (months)10.5 (7.0)10.9 (7.7)10.4 (5.9)7.2 (3.3)
Repeat episode (yes/no)32 (43%)22/49 (45%)10/21 (48%)0/5 (0%)
Symptoms in first year of service (yes/no)51 (68%)35/49 (71%)13/21 (62%)3/5 (60%)
SANE score at intake (0–100)45.0 (16.0)47.7 (15.1)39.5 (15.5)41.0 (22.2)
Duration of treatment (days)144.9 (59.6)153.6 (61.8)125.6 (49.1)140.8 (70.0)
SANE score at evaluation (0–100)74.2 (21.2)85.7 (8.7)45.7 (17.1)81.0 (6.5)
  • Number of cases (n) and percentage, or average and SD.

  • *Median and IQR.

  • CECS, chronic exertional compartment syndrome; ICPM, intracompartmental pressure measurement; MTSS, medial tibial stress syndrome; SANE, Single Assessment Numerical Evaluation.