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Ober fasciotomy

Ober fasciotomy

Ober fasciotomy: An Ober fasciotomy is surgery to cut and release the iliotibial band that runs from the hip to the knee and that can become severely constricted in patients that are wheelchair-bound or in an extended 'frog' position with a 90 degree flex of the knees.

Diseases And Conditions Treated: Ober fasciotomy

These diseases and conditions may be treated with the surgical procedure Ober fasciotomy:

Other Surgical Options: Ober fasciotomy

Surgical procedure options to consider as an alternative for Ober fasciotomy may include these surgeries:

Anesthetic Requirements for Ober fasciotomy

These surgical anesthetic requirements for the procedure Ober fasciotomy may include:

Procedure Complications: Ober fasciotomy

Possible surgical complications of Ober fasciotomy may include:

  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Incomplete recovery of movement
  • Adverse reaction to anesthesia
  • Above-knee casts
  • Fracture of atrophied bone

Ober fasciotomy: Other Names

Other names for this medical surgical procedures (Ober fasciotomy) include:

  • Iliotibial band release

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