Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In surgery, operation for the division of a fascia.
- n. surgery The cutting of the fascia to relieve tension or pressure (and treat the resulting loss of circulation to an area of tissue or muscle).
“We're obligated to do a procedure called a fasciotomy where the skin and the muscle is opened to relieve pressure.”
“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.”
“The surgery — a fasciotomy — was to address Compartment Syndrome, which is a swelling in the lower leg that can compress nerves and blood vessels.”
“A fasciotomy is done when a patient has a condition called compartment syndrome.”
“Nicks was scheduled to undergo a fasciotomy on Monday.”
“Nicks is at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York this afternoon undergoing a fasciotomy to treat the injury.”
“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.”
“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.”
“He still has a scar for the fasciotomy he had last Monday to relieve the swelling in his lower left leg from "compartment syndrome.”
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