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Definition of -Plasty
What does -Plasty mean?
- Medical suffix meaning repair or restoration of a part or function.
- Molding or shaping through a surgical procedure.
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Ophthalmology Review (2012)
by Myron Yanoff
A Z-plasty is a flap rearrangement procedure used to correct skin shortening due to a focal linear scar. The Z-plasty may have to be combined with other procedures to correct ectropion effectively. The Y-V plasty is a surgical technique used in ...
by George Semel, Jeff St. John
A Z-plasty is a surgical technique that is reserved for scars that might be limiting joint movement or where the skin is too tight. For instance, if there is a scar on the inner elbow that prevents you from stretching your arm out perfectly straight, ...
Expert Consult by Shan R. Baker
Z-plasty is a double transposition flap technique that is used to lengthen contracted scars, to change the orientation of...
Expert Consult by John L. Pfenninger, Grant C. Fowler
The Z-plasty is a particularly useful technique for scar revision to redirect Skin tension lines 4X Defect Defect removed Lesion, laceration, or scar Elliptical Burow's triangle to be discarded E F Pivot point Burow's triangle removed a scar into ...
by MILEHAM HAYES
The Z-plasty is a double transportation flap (but with rotation and advancement elements) of two equal triangles – the 'V's of the 'Z'. It is not used in skin cancer surgery but for lengthening scars, especially those that cross relaxed skin tension ...
by Myron Yanoff, Jay S. Duker
Z-Plasty. A Z-plasty is a flap rearrangement procedure used to correct ...
Q&A Companion by Alex P. Jones, Jeffrey E. Janis
Forty-five degrees A Z-plasty is a type of transposition flap with two adjacent triangular flaps that are reversed. Key factors in the design are that the three limbs should be of equal length, and the two internal angles should be equivalent (see ...
NextMed / MMVR20 by J.D. Westwood
Introduction Z-plasty is a fundamental plastic surgery technique used to improve the functional and cosmetic appearance of scars by transposing constricted or unsightly soft tissue into a better functional position or into alignment with a natural ...
by Sam W. Wiesel
Basic Z-plasty is a technique of local tissue rearrangement in which two equal triangular skin flaps are transposed (FIG 4A). Z-plasty is ideally suited for linear scar release because it lengthens and interrupts a scar, and also redirects the line of ...
by Marci M. Lesperance, Paul W. Flint
The Z-plasty is a well-known technique for lengthening a scar. The reorientation of the flaps also builds bulk in the posterior palate to aid contact of the posterior pharyngeal wall. The Furlow double-opposing Z-plasty is done with the patient ...
by Peter F. Lawrence, Richard M. Bell, Merril T. Dayton
A Z-plasty is a specific use ...
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