Video TechniqueChronic Exertional Compartment Syndrome of the Forearm: Mini-invasive Technique Using an Endoscopic Soft Tissue Release SystemTamborini, Federico MD, FEBHS*; Minini, Andrea MD*; Garutti, Leonardo MD†; Smeraglia, Francesco MD‡; Valdatta, Luigi MD, FACS*,†; Cherubino, Mario MD, FEBOPRAS*,†Author Information *Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Microsurgery and Hand Surgery Unit, ASST Settelaghi, Ospedale di Circolo †Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Biotechnology and Life Sciences, University of Insubria, Varese ‡Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, “Federico II” University, Naples, Italy Informed consent was obtained from all individual participants included in the study. Conflicts of Interest and Source of Funding: The authors report no conflicts of interest and no source of funding Address correspondence and reprint requests to Federico Tamborini, MD, FEBHS, Aziende Socio Sanitarie Territoriale dei Sette Laghi Varese, Lombardia, Italy 21100. E-mail: [email protected]. Techniques in Hand & Upper Extremity Surgery: June 2021 - Volume 25 - Issue 2 - p 127-128 doi: 10.1097/BTH.0000000000000315 Buy SDC Metrics Abstract Chronic exertional compartment syndrome of the forearm is a rare disease characterized by the recurrent onset of forearm pain and progressive weakness during exertion. Over the years many surgical techniques have been reported in literature: wide-open fasciotomy, mini-open fasciotomy, fasciotomy associated with fasciectomy, and mini-invasive endoscopic fasciotomy. Compared with traditional open techniques, mini-invasive techniques are characterized by minimal tissue trauma, less postoperative pain, faster recovery to normal activity and better esthetical result. We describe a mini-invasive endoscopic technique for the treatment of forearm chronic exertional compartment syndrome using the SmartRelease endoscopic tissue release system (MicroAire). Copyright © 2020 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.