a surgical procedure performed on deep circumferential burns (generally an electrical burn) to prevent compromise of extremity circulation. A fasciotomy is deeper than an escharotomy.
Division of fascia. Often associated with compartment syndromes of the lower leg.
A surgical procedure that involves the division of the fascia surrounding a muscle compartment to relieve tension or pressure
Surgical incision of the fascia. Primarily undertaken to relieve pressure within the fascia.
Fasciotomy is a surgical procedure in which the fascia is cut to relieve tension or pressure (resulting in 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.