fasci-, fascio-, fasc-, fascia-
(Latin: band, bandage; bundle, bunch; used in the extended sense of "pertaining to the fascia", a band or sheet of fibrous tissue providing a subcutaneous covering for various parts of the body)
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.
Planter fascititises may be caused by physical activity overloads or abnormal foot mechanics or to some disease that causes arthritis.