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What is the definition or description of: fasciotomy?

What is the definition or description of: fasciotomy?

Surgical procedure: Muscles are surrounded by connective tissue known as fascia and is particularly dense in the arms and legs. When the underlying muscle is injured, due to infection or blood clot, it will swell. If the swelling is severe, the fascia works as a tourniquet and can reduce the blood flow to the muscle leading to more damage. Fasciotomy is a procedure that cuts open the fascia and relives pressure. ...Read more

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Dr. Gary Pess
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Fasciotomy (Definition)

Muscles are surrounded by connective tissue known as fascia and is particularly dense in the arms and legs. When the underlying muscle is injured, due to infection or blood clot, it will swell. If the swelling is severe, the fascia works as a tourniquet and can reduce the blood flow to the muscle leading to more damage. Fasciotomy is a procedure that cuts open the ...Read more


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Fasciotomy for chronical anterior compartment, can you tell me more?

Fasciotomy for chronical anterior compartment, can you tell me more?

Can be helpful: This syndrome, which is most common in people who do a lot of leg exercising, can be helped by fasciotomy, however the diagnosis is not easy and requires measurement of the pressure in the compartment before and after exercise. The fasciotomy ( cutting the fascia that contains the muscel) allows the muscle to expand and relieves pain, IT is well tolerated. See a specialist in sports medicine. ...Read more

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Has anyone had a plantar fasciotomy done ? Does it work?

You mean sugery: Yes it dose work, i realy have no failure with about 100 cases. ...Read more

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Please help! what is the procedures for fasciotomy surgery for anterior compartment?

Long incision: This procedure is performed to release the pressure that can build up in severely injured muscle.It entails an incision down the front of the leg through the skin and fascia (connective tissue encasing the muscle)to release increasing pressure that can cause ongoing permanent damage. The incision can be closed later when the pressure has resolved either with stitches or a skin graft. ...Read more

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How much time is the recovery after having a fasciotomy for chronic exertional compartment syndrome?

Depends: Depends on location of fasciotomy (arm or leg), was it open or closed, was the exposed muscle grafted if it was an open fasciotomy? The best person to answer this question is the surgeon who did the procedure. If it was done in a timely manner, with no nerve or muscle injury, recovery is usually quick, a month or two. ...Read more

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May need surgical drains left in for few weeks after next fasciotomy surgery. Do drains hurt when in or when removed?

May need surgical drains left in for few weeks after next fasciotomy surgery. Do drains hurt when in or when removed?

Yes slight pain: When inserting due to anesthesia will not have pain , during the removal will have very brief slight discomfort to moderate pain , don't worry recover quickly form your compartment syndrome and prepare to go for physical therapy speak to your doctor about your concern. ...Read more

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What is the success rate of a fasciectomy or a fasciotomy for chronic exertional compartment syndrome?

Fasc. done for acute: Fasciotomy done for acute cmpt. syndr. when muscle viability at risk and cmpt pressure > 20 mmHg. For mild "Shin Splints" rest, elevation and icing is sufficient. Remember fasciotomy caries about 25% decr. leg strength post-op ...Read more

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What is the success rate of a fasciectomy or a fasciotomy for chronic exertional compartment syndrome?

What is the success rate of a fasciectomy or a fasciotomy for chronic exertional compartment syndrome?

Not sure: If what you mean by exertional compartment syndrome is what is colloquially known as 'shin splints' then you may experience that after massage. True compartment 'syndrome' would necessitate a surgical treatment known as fasciotomy which is unlikely caused by massage. ...Read more

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Please help! what is the success rate of a fasciectomy or fasciotomy for chronic exertional compartment syndrome?

Compartment Syndrome: There is a great success rate for exertional compartment syndrome through Fasciotomy. If you don't have the fasciotomy, there will be chronic pain and the problem will significantly limit your ability to participate in activity. This problem may become worse, and may even be the cause of muscle and nerve damage, and can even result in partial or complete paralysis without treatment ...Read more

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Need repeat fasciotomies again(#6-anterior & #5-lateral). 6 weeks ago had fasciotomy of deep comp and foot-medial. Should lateral foot be released too?

Need clinical: Evaluation to your complex problem, discuss with your doctor will explain , if you are not satisfied take a second opinion to keep your mind at ease. ...Read more

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Feel weakness in my legs 5 weeks after fasciotomy, should I be concerned?

Not sure: It is hard to tell if you had both legs involved with fasciotomy or just one. There may have been nerves disturbed that will need more time to heal. If you had any muscle damage from the high pressure in the compartments (ischemia), this may also need time to resolve and heal. I would recommend a good eval by a physical therapist and let them recommend a therapy plan to help you. ...Read more

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What can be done for knee pain after fasciotomy?

What can be done for knee pain after fasciotomy?

Evaluation + therapy: First get the exact cause of your knee pain diagnosed then do appropriate treatment which usually starts with physical therapy to loosen scar tissue and regain motion and strength. ...Read more

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