The surgical division the investing fascial wall of an osseo-fascial muscle compartment, usually to release pathologically high intra-compartmental pressure â€“ see Muscle compartment syndrome.
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<procedure> Incision through a fascia; used in the treatment of certain vascular disorders and injuries when marked swelling is anticipated which could compromise blood flow; fasciotomy may be combined with embolectomy in the treatment of acute arterial embolism. ... Origin: fascio-+ G. Tome, ...
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(fash″e-ot´ә-me) incision of a fascia.
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fasciotomy Incision through a fascia; used in the treatment of certain vascular disorders and injuries when marked swelling is anticipated which could compromise blood flow. Fasciotomy may be combined with embolectomy (surgical removal of an obstructing blood clot) in the treatment of acute arteria...
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Fasciotomy or fasciectomy is a surgical procedure where the fascia is cut to relieve tension or pressure (and 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 tr...
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Type: Term Pronunciation: fash′ē-ot′ŏ-mē Definitions: 1. Incision through a fascia; used in the treatment of certain disorders and injuries when marked swelling is present or anticipated, that could compromise blood flow; fasciotomy may be combined with embolectomy in the ...
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