fasciectomy

fasciectomy

 [fas″e-ek´to-me]
excision of fascia.

fas·ci·ec·to·my

(fash'ē-ek'tō-mē),
Excision of strips of fascia.
[fascia + G. ektomē, excision]

fasciectomy

(făsh′ē-ĕk′tə-mē, făs′-)
n.
Surgical excision of strips of fascia.

fasciectomy

Orthopedics The removal of fascial tissue, generally to reduce pressure in a compartment in the body or in an extremity

fas·ci·ec·to·my

(fash-ē-ek'tŏ-mē)
Excision of strips of fascia.
[fascia + G. ektomē, excision]

fasciectomy

excision of fascia.
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The second operation is fasciectomy, where the shortened tissue is actually removed.
5-year results of first-ever randomised clinical trial on treatment in Dupuytren's disease: percutaneous needle fasciotomy versus limited fasciectomy.
Surgeons performed a fasciectomy to relieve pressure in her left leg, inserted a metal plate into her fractured skull, and carried out skin grafts on gaping wounds on her foot and behind her knee.
Fasciectomy of anterolateral and posterior compartments (superficial and deep) of both legs was performed.
A diabetic patient presenting with stiff hand following fasciectomy for Dupuytren's contracture: A case report.
These contractures are usually treated with fasciotomy or fasciectomy.
34) Slimmon and coworkers (36) showed 60% excellent or good results at a mean of 51 months after fasciotomy with partial fasciectomy, with 58% of patients exercising at a lower level than before surgery.
Optimal surgery includes early debridement of all necrotic tissue and drainage of involved fascial planes via extensive fasciectomy until healthy fascia is encountered.
This procedure was gradually replaced by fasciectomy, in which the contracting bands were excised to varying extents.
Depending upon the publication, the type of surgery performed (fasciectomy, fasciotomy, or needle aponeurotomy) and the definition of recurrence, surgical recurrence rates of up to 34% have been reported within the first two years following fasciectomy (6) and, at two years, rates range from 2% to 60% or more (7).
When using a recurrence definition of 30 degrees of worsening, the recurrence rate for fasciectomy was 24% with a mean time to recurrence of 3.