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Lower Leg Fasciotomy: 2-incision Technique

Diwan, Amna MD

doi: 10.1097/BTO.0b013e318249aad4
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The 2-incision fasciotomy technique is an effective safe method of releasing the 4 compartments of the lower leg. Medial and lateral incisions are used to perform this procedure. It is particularly helpful in simplifying exposure of the deep posterior compartment.

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN

The author declares that she has nothing to disclose.

Address correspondence and reprint requests to Amna Diwan, MD, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Hennepin County Medical Center, 701 Park Avenue, Mailcode G2, Minneapolis, MN 55415. E-mail: amnadiwan@hotmail.com.

Received January 2, 2012

Accepted January 4, 2012

© 2012 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.