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Compartment Syndrome and Fasciotomy

Compartment Syndrome and Fasciotomy

Immediate surgery is the most effective treatment option for acute compartment syndrome. The surgery involves fasciotomy, which is simply cutting open the surrounding unyielding fascia (after incising the skin), to relieve the pressure. In severe cases, the skin is left open for a few days until the swelling subsides. Rarely, a skin graft may be required to bridge the gap.

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