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Ober-Yount fasciotomy

Ober-Yount fasciotomy

Ober-Yount fasciotomy: An Ober-Yount fasciotomy is surgery to cut and release the iliotibial (IT) 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. The Yount procedure is an added incision just above the knee; a segment of the IT band is removed and not repaired.

Diseases And Conditions Treated: Ober-Yount fasciotomy

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

Other Surgical Options: Ober-Yount fasciotomy

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

Anesthetic Requirements for Ober-Yount fasciotomy

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

Procedure Complications: Ober-Yount fasciotomy

Possible surgical complications of Ober-Yount fasciotomy may include:

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

Ober-Yount fasciotomy: Other Names

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

  • Iliotibial band release

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