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Definition of "fasciotomy" [fasciotomy]

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

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Use "fasciotomy" in a sentence
  • "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."