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Escharotomy vs. Fasciotomy

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Escharotomynoun

A surgical procedure in which an incision is made through eschar to expose the fatty tissue below.

Fasciotomynoun

(surgery) The cutting of the fascia to relieve tension or pressure (and treat the resulting loss of circulation to an area of tissue or muscle).

Escharotomy

An escharotomy is a surgical procedure used to treat full-thickness (third-degree) circumferential burns. In full-thickness burns, both the epidermis and the dermis are destroyed along with sensory nerves in the dermis.

Fasciotomy

Fasciotomy or fasciectomy is a surgical procedure where the fascia is cut to relieve tension or pressure in order to treat the resulting loss of circulation to an area of tissue or muscle. Fasciotomy is a limb-saving procedure when used to treat acute compartment syndrome.

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