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fasciotomy (s) (noun), fasciotomies (pl)
A surgical operation to relieve pressures on muscles by making an incision in the connective tissues that surround them: Fasciotomy is usually performed to treat a painful condition in which a group of muscles are constricted with consequent obstructions of their blood flows.

The fasciotomy is also performed as a surgical emergency to treat a crushing injury in which the muscle group has swollen or there is bleeding into the muscle compartment that increases the pressure in it.

A fasciotomy may be combined with embolectomy (surgical removal of an obstructing blood clot) for the treatment of an acute arterial embolism.

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