skin fold

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skin fold

, skinfold
A doubling of skin and its underlying adherent subcutaneous tissue. To assess a person's body fat, a skin fold is pinched at a standard site, and the thickness of the doubled skin is measured, using skin fold calipers; a body fat estimate is then calculated using a table or a computer program. There are 6-12 standard locations for measuring skin fold thickness, including over the triceps muscle along the back of the arm and just above the iliac crest of the hip.
See also: fold
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Open inguinal herniotomy through a groin skin crease incision with high ligation of hernial sac following reduction of contents has remained the gold standard treatment for decades3.
With the arm tourniquet inflated and magnification gained under corneal loupe, an incision was made over the thenar skin crease where the swelling was prominent.
After administration of general anaesthesia, incision was made over the right superficial inguinal ring in inguinal skin crease and herniotomy was done by Mitchell-Banks' technique (without opening the inguinal canal).6
Incision in a skin crease that is perpetually moist increases the risk for a postoperative complication.
The fingertip unit, or FTU, is the amount of ointment squeezed out of a standard tube of medication starting from the furthest skin crease of your index finger to the fingertip.
Poor placement of the exit site can lead to exit site irritation from the beltline, scar, or skin crease location; difficulty visualizing the exit site during daily care; and increased risk of catheter-related infections.
A 2-cm skin crease incision is made in the sublingual area and dissection is carried out to the spermatic cord (Fig.
Anterior incision was made in natural skin crease at dependent zones like cymba concha, cavum concha, and triangular fossa depending on the site of haematoma.
With redundant lower eyelid skin and insufficient adhesion of the orbicularis oculi muscle to the tarsal plate, the result is a displaced skin crease above the tarsal plate.
The patient was scheduled for an excisional biopsy, a 6 cm incision was given in the skin crease well below in the neck crease for better cosmetic results and to save the marginal mandibular branch of the facial nerve.
A modification using a skin crease incision instead of a vertical one was proposed by Mouzas/Diggory (2) (1956).