ⓘ Fasciotomy

                                     

ⓘ Fasciotomy

Fasciotomy or fasciectomy is a surgical procedure where the fascia is cut to relieve tension or pressure commonly to treat the resulting loss of circulation to an area of tissue or muscle. Fasciotomy is a limb-saving procedure when used to treat acute compartment syndrome. It is also sometimes used to treat chronic compartment stress syndrome. The procedure has a very high rate of success, with the most common problem being accidental damage to a nearby nerve.

                                     
  • The timing of the fasciotomy wound closure is debated. Some surgeons suggest wound closure should be done seven days after fasciotomy Multiple techniques
  • other devices that might be obstructing circulation must be removed. A fasciotomy may be required to reduce pressure in the muscle compartment. If the contracture
  • Foraminotomy Axotomy Vagotomy Myringotomy Radial keratotomy Myotomy Tenotomy Fasciotomy Escharotomy Osteotomy Arthrotomy Tendon transfer Myotomy Heller myotomy
  • median cubital vein. It is one structure that has to be incised during fasciotomy in the treatment of acute compartment syndrome of the forearm and elbow
  • plantar fasciotomy had complete relief of their symptoms and had few complications level IV evidence Heel spur removal during plantar fasciotomy does
  • treat acute compartment syndrome is surgery. The procedure, called a fasciotomy involves a surgeon cutting open the skin and the fascia to relieve the
  • Episiotomy - Surgical incision of the perineum and the posterior vaginal wall Fasciotomy - Surgical procedure where the fascia is cut to relieve tension or pressure
  • ciprofloxacin treatment was continued after dressing and debridement of the fasciotomy wound. Kim, Duwoon Sik Baik, Keun Sun Kim, Mi Jung, Bok - Mi Shin, Tai - Sun
  • pressure, and in the legs but very rarely in the arms this may indicate a fasciotomy opening up all four leg compartments. Because of the high recurrence
  • 30 mm Hg should be treated by immediate decompression via escharotomy and fasciotomy if needed. During an escharotomy the patient is often sedated despite
  • ISBN 0 - 8069 - 6460 - X. Widgerow AD, Ritz M, Song C. 1994. Load cycling closure of fasciotomies following puff adder bite. European Journal of Plastic Surgery 17: 40 - 42