Fascia

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  1. Back34

    Back34 Senior Member

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    What's the most effective way of removing the superficial fascia from muscle. We're doing the back in gross and I'm in the process of snip snip snipping the fascia away. It's really time consuming and I feel like I could just as easily scrape it off, but I don't want to damage the muscle. Any advice would be well - appreciated. Thanks.
     
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  3. Doc AdamK in 2006

    Doc AdamK in 2006 Now 2 year UB Med Doc

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    I think the best way is to soak the body in wetting solution overnight. The fascia swells and can be pulled off most of the time. But I'm afraid that you willhave to snip snip.

    AK
     
  4. kutastha

    kutastha 2K Member
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    We use forceps to pull on the fascia and then it comes right off with a scalpel. Try turning your blade upwards as you scrape at the base of it.
     
  5. Doctora Foxy

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    Rip it off with your hands.

    i want to vomit.
     
  6. FrankMD

    FrankMD Ophthalmologist Wanna Be

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    I agree with Doctora Foxy.
    Try to find a plane between the muscle and the fascia and rip it.
     
  7. Badgerbabe

    Badgerbabe Senior Member

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    We got a really nice probe where the "non probe" end is pointed and somewhat sharp. It si great for ripping in the plane btwn muscle and fascia, without as much risk for damage as a scalpel.
     
  8. Zoobaby

    Zoobaby Monkey Wrench

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    Foxy, is school really killing you as much as you insinuate in your posts??

    I hope everything is ok...
     
  9. Long Hair and a Beard

    Long Hair and a Beard Obsessionist

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    It's been four years.. But if I remember correctly, we used to do blunt dissection to separate fascia from muscle.. That is.. insert the forceps with prongs apposed between the layers you want to separate.. And then open the forceps. That way, there is no fear of cutting nerves/arteries.
     
  10. outforblood

    outforblood Junior Member

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    yep, just get right in there with your hands, run your index finger between the fascia and muscle and it will come off faster than
    a prom dress
     

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