Thigh - Lateral Fasciotomy
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Thigh - Lateral Fasciotomy

This Thigh – Lateral Fasciotomy course will teach you:

  • To decompress the muscular compartments of the thigh in case of a compartment syndrome. 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 Thigh – Lateral Fasciotomy:

  • Superficial peroneal nerve damage

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

  • Alternative to vessel loop shoelace placement

The following specific situations are elaborated in more detail:

  • Wound closure techniques:
    • Primary closure
    • Gradually suture approximation – Shoelace technique
    • Dynamic dermatotraction – Mechanical devices
    • Vacuum assisted closure (VAC)
    • Split thickness skin graft

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

  • Recurrent compartment syndrome
  • Nerve damage
  • Late wound complications

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Step by step

Lateral fasciotomy

Skin

Mark

Mark the skin over the greater trochanter and the lateral epicondyle of the femur.

Incise

Incise the skin longitudinally on the lateral side of the thigh between the greater trochanter to the lateral epicondyle of the femur.

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