surgical release


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surgical release

Freeing tissues or organs trapped in place by adhesions or scars.
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Open surgical release of contracted tissues around the elbow and resection of heterotopic bone formation is a preferable procedure for treating stiff elbow.
Surgical release of the first dorsal compartmental sheath around the tendons serves as a final option for patients who fail conservative treatment.
The introduction of the Ponseti method (14,18,19,25) for the correction of idiopathic clubfoot has led to a dramatic decrease in the number of extensive surgical releases being performed.
Table 2: Duration of symptoms before surgery of CTS patients having surgical release with limited incision (n=20)
Local glucocorticoid injection is added in moderate cases, while surgical release of overlying fascia is indicated in severe cases with motor deficit or in refractory disease.
A study we performed more than a decade ago on surgical release of TVT showed that persistent postTVT voiding dysfunction can be successfully managed with a simple midline release.
Surgical release of post-traumatic flexion contracture of the elbow via a limited lateral approach is a safe technique, which reliably improves extension especially for extrinsic contractures.
In some circumstances, surgical release of the fibrotic area of the SCM may be required.
If there is large enough tearing and conservative measures fail, a physician may suggest surgical release of the tendon and possible repair or roughening up of the tendon to try to get it to heal.
To our knowledge, this study is also the first one to use the photogoniometric parameters to evaluate the tendons' positional behaviours after a surgical release in the hand.