Fasciotomy

Fasciotomy

(Science: procedure) incision through a fascia; used in the treatment of certain vascular disorders and injuries when marked swelling is anticipated which could compromise blood flow; fasciotomy may be combined with embolectomy in the treatment of acute arterial embolism.

Origin: fascio-_ g. Tome, incision

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