Matt Chan Undergoes Fasciotomy Procedure


 

matt1chan

18 hours ago

Ok friends, you asked for it. This is what a fasciaotomy looks like to relieve compartment syndrome. This week, I’ll have all three of these incisions closed up in one way or another. The funny part is this isn’t even the injury site, which has already been repaired and closed up with 25 staples. #injury #fasciaotomy #stanthonyscentral#chansteak


 

Fasciotomy or fasciectomy is a surgical procedure where the fascia is cut to relieve tension or pressure commonly to treat the resulting loss of circulation to an area of tissue or muscle.[1] Fasciotomy is a limb-saving procedure when used to treat acute compartment syndrome. It is also sometimes used to treat chronic compartment stress syndrome. The procedure has a very high rate of success, with the most common problem being accidental damage to a nearby nerve.

Update

matt1chan

3 days ago

Well, I was celebrating Independence Day with Cherie on the West Mag trails near Nederland. Somewhere on Hobbit3 I popped over a downed tree at moderate speed. As I hit the other side, my bar crossed and dug into the ground. My groin took the other end of this impact. After 2-3 minutes of extremely unsettled rolling around on the trail, I stopped to look at the lump inside my bike shorts… Which was bigger than usual. It was clear that I hit either a vein or an artery, as a liter and a half of blood had already accumulated. Couldn’t stand, couldn’t walk, couldn’t straighten my leg. A rescue performed by Boulder, Nederland, and Flight For Life agencies got me to St. Anthony’s Central, a Level1 trauma hospital. Immediate surgery to repairs large severed femoral veins and 3 fasciaotomies to relieve pressure and I’m ok. One inch down and I would have severed my femoral artery and wouldn’t be typing this. Thanks for all well wishing, prayers, and love. I’m doing pretty good. I have a boat load of staples after the repair of the veins and a ton more coming to close up the fasciaotomies. Thank you to everyone who helped evacuate me from the trail. Love you all!

Well, I was celebrating Independence Day with Cherie on the West Mag trails near Nederland. Somewhere on Hobbit3 I popped over a downed tree at moderate speed. As I hit the other side, my bar crossed and dug into the ground. My groin took the other end of this impact. After 2-3 minutes of extremely unsettled rolling around on the trail, I stopped to look at the lump inside my bike shorts… Which was bigger than usual. It was clear that I hit either a vein or an artery, as a liter and a half of blood had already accumulated. Couldn't stand, couldn't walk, couldn't straighten my leg. A rescue performed by Boulder, Nederland, and Flight For Life agencies got me to St. Anthony's Central, a Level1 trauma hospital. Immediate surgery to repairs large severed femoral veins and 3 fasciaotomies to relieve pressure and I'm ok. One inch down and I would have severed my femoral artery and wouldn't be typing this. Thanks for all well wishing, prayers, and love. I'm doing pretty good. I have a boat load of staples after the repair of the veins and a ton more coming to close up the fasciaotomies. Thank you to everyone who helped evacuate me from the trail. Love you all!

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matt1chan

2 days ago

Status update: Friday was enjoying mountain bike trails, today I have begun rehabbing my right leg. Because I tore the major branch of veins returning blood from my right leg, I ended up with compartment syndrome which is corrected with a fasciaotomy in several places on my leg. Who wants to see some gross pictures of the repairs???

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