vertical technique

ver·ti·cal tech·nique

(vĕr'ti-kăl tek-nēk')
Using the working-end of an electronically powered instrument in a manner similar to that of a calibrated periodontal probe, with the point directed toward the junctional epithelium. Instrument tip is in a vertical orientation to the long axis of the tooth; used to remove calculus and plaque when probing shallow or deep periodontal pockets with instruments.
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Cases with breast that has large skin excess (C cup) and that has moderate skin excess (B cup) with poor skin elasticity underwent subcutaneous mastectomy with vertical technique. The vertical scar mammoplasty technique was first described by Lotsch (15) in 1923 for mastopexy and was adopted later for breast reduction by Arie (16).
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