Z-plasty


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Z-plasty

 [ze´plas-te]
repair of a skin defect by the transposition of two triangular flaps of adjacent skin, for relaxation of scar contractures. Called also zigzagplasty.
Z-plasty, showing the direction of relaxed skin tension lines (arrow), desired position of final scar (dotted line), and the two flaps to be juxtaposed (a, b). From Dorland's, 2000.

Z-plas·ty

(plas'tē),
Technique to increase soft tissue length along a selected axis; change the direction of a malaligned scar 90 degrees; obliterate or create a web or cleft (as in syndactyly or thumb-web contractures); or alter surface contour. The central limb is located along the malaligned scar or the site of greatest tension; opposing flaps are constructed at each end (or at intervals) along the central limb at angles of 30-90 degrees depending on clinical circumstances. The flaps are elevated and transferred, reorienting the central limb by 90 degrees.

Z-plasty

(zē′plăs′tē)
n.
A surgical procedure to elongate a contracted scar or to rotate tension 90° in which the middle line of the Z-shaped incision is made along the line of greatest tension or contraction, and triangular flaps are raised on opposite sides of the two ends and then transposed.

Z-plasty

Surgery A surgical incision that lengthens a zone of skin or a muscle, 'breaking up' a linear scar or repositioning an incision to a line of least tension. See Y plasty.

Z-plas·ty

(plas'tē)
Surgery to elongate a contracted scar or to rotate tension 90 degrees; the middle line of a Z-shaped incision is made along the line of greatest tension or contraction, and triangular flaps are raised on opposite sides of the two ends and transposed.
Synonym(s): zigzag plasty.
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Z-PLASTY METHOD OF CORRECTING A DEFORMING SCAR
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Z-PLASTY METHOD OF CORRECTING A DEFORMING SCAR
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Z-PLASTY METHOD OF CORRECTING A DEFORMING SCAR

Z-plasty

(z-plas'te)
The use of a Z-shaped incision in plastic surgery to relieve tension in scar tissue. The area under tension is lengthened at the expense of the surrounding elastic tissue.
See: illustration; tissue expansion, soft; W-plastyillustration

Z-plasty

A plastic surgical technique for relieving skin tension or releasing scar contracture. Adjacent, V-shaped flaps, pointing in opposite directions are cut, undermined, freed and their points transposed.

Z-plas·ty

(plas'tē)
Surgery to elongate a contracted scar or to rotate tension 90 degrees; the middle line of a Z-shaped incision is made along the line of greatest tension or contraction, and triangular flaps are raised on opposite sides of the two ends and transposed.
Synonym(s): zigzag plasty.
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While different earlobe surgical repair techniques (most commonly Z-plasty) and even recommendations for subdermal implant removal are described in the literature, there are no real guidelines on when to repierce in the evidenced-based literature.
[3,4] Therefore, primary closure may not be feasible after excision in some circumstances, and various flaps including Limberg flap, V-Y advancement flap, and Z-plasty have been described for closure of defects after excision.
Modified Z-plasty maneuvers, linear reconstruction, tissue rearrangement, and other procedures have been used to repair a complete or partial cleft of the ear lobule.
In this study, we aimed to offer an alternative to Z-plasty in contracture release, namely the diamond flap.
In group A, children underwent frenulectomy via Z-plasty and in group B they had frenulotomy i.e.
The standard procedure for CMCC closure is Z-plasty. However, there is some controversy over what procedure is best for CMCC.
The second group recommends single-stage procedure in which mobilization of the proximal fragment, followed by fixing with the lower fragment using V-Y or Z-plasty and achieving fractional lengthening [2].
Relatively good results were reported with the "z-plasty" technique in 10 cases by Abenavoli (18).
Objective: To establish that the bilobed flap as soft tissue release component for the radial club hand is superior to the z-plasty technique in type III and IV radial club hands.
[1] Pseudoainhum can be treated with topical pimecrolimus, systemic retinoids like acitretin, and surgeries like excision of the constricting band and Z-plasty.
In relation to its surgical treatment, various alternatives have been described including open techniques (open resection), extensive resections (incision and curettage), marsupialization, excision and primary closure, resection and rotation flaps (z-plasty, Limberg technique, Dufourmentel triple L plasty, V-Y plasty, W-plasty, and modifications of some of these) (Petersen et al., 2002; Bannura, 2003; Al-Khamis et al.; Aydin et al.; Horwood et al.; Enriquez-Navascues et al.; Yabanoglu et al.), and the asymmetric resection (Karydakis technique) (Akinci et al., 2000; Bessa, 2007).
3]); appearance of heterogeneous tumour with abundant neoangiogenesis, requiring careful ligation lot of veins; 4) circumcision and repair of ventral side of the penis with Byars flap; 5) we found a left inguinal hernia M1 (EHS) repaired by Lichtenstein hernioplasty; and 6) lithotomy position, right testicle is coverd with preserved scrotal skin; closing perineal defect with Z-plasty (Fig.