Definitions

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  • n. The cutting of the fascia to relieve tension or pressure (and treat the resulting loss of circulation to an area of tissue or muscle).

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In surgery, operation for the division of a fascia.

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Examples

  • We're obligated to do a procedure called a fasciotomy where the skin and the muscle is opened to relieve pressure.

    Here and Now

  • Sometimes surgical intervention such as fasciotomy, skin graft or even amputation is needed the product labeling makes several recommendations to reduce the risk of these adverse events.

    Propeller Most Popular Stories

  • The surgery — a fasciotomy — was to address Compartment Syndrome, which is a swelling in the lower leg that can compress nerves and blood vessels.

    Nicks Sidelined As Gut-Check Time Arrives for Giants

  • A fasciotomy is done when a patient has a condition called compartment syndrome.

    Tedium and tragedy

  • Depending upon the publication, the type of surgery performed (fasciectomy, fasciotomy, or needle aponeurotomy) and the definition of recurrence, surgical recurrence rates of up to 34% have been reported within the first two years following fasciectomy(6) and, at two years, rates range from 2% to 60% or more (7).

  • Nicks was scheduled to undergo a fasciotomy on Monday.

    The Seattle Times

  • Nicks is at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York this afternoon undergoing a fasciotomy to treat the injury.

    NYT > Home Page

  • Nicks was sent to the Hospital for Special Surgery this afternoon for a fasciotomy - - a procedure where a deep cut is made in the skin to relieve the tension and pressure in the enclosed area.

    NY Daily News

  • Nicks was sent to the Hospital for Special Surgery Monday afternoon for a fasciotomy - - a procedure where a deep cut is made in the skin to relieve the tension and pressure in the enclosed area.

    NY Daily News

  • He still has a scar for the fasciotomy he had last Monday to relieve the swelling in his lower left leg from "compartment syndrome."

    NY Daily News

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