Foot - Fasciotomy
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Foot - Fasciotomy

This Foot – Fasciotomy course will teach you:

  • To decompress the muscular compartments of the foot. This way blood circulation and perfusion will either be restored or maintained and ischemia of the extremity will be prevented

Special attention is paid to the following hazards you may encounter during the Foot – Fasciotomy:

  • Medial plantar nerve and artery injury
  • Tendon injury

With the following tips you might perform the Foot – Fasciotomy even better:

  • Alternative incision in case of calcaneal fracture
  • Crural fascia as marker for deeper incision
  • Alternative incision in case of severe foot trauma
  • Lateral compartment depression

After studying the Foot – Fasciotomy course you are familiar with the most common complications:

  • Contractures deformity
  • Recurrent compartment syndrome
  • Nerve damage
  • Late wound complications

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Medial fasciotomy

Skin

Mark

Mark the skin over the medial malleolus, and the proximal head of the first metatarsal.

Incise

Incise the skin just below the medial malleolus until the proximal head of the first metatarsal, roughly following the muscle body of the abductor hallucis.

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