A fasciotomy is a surgical procedure to cut the fibrous casing (fascia) which surrounds a muscle compartment.


Emergency fasciotomy

This is very often an emergency procedure where swelling has threatened to cut off the blood supply to a limb or a muscle compartment, and the fasciotomy relieves the pressure.


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Bedside fasciotomy under local anesthesia for acute compartment syndrome: a feasible and reliable procedure in selected cases. Ebraheim NA, Abdelgawad AA, Ebraheim MA and Alla SR. J Orthop Traumatol. 2012 Sep; 13(3): 153–157.

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