The z-plasty is a highly versatile standard technique of reconstructive burn surgery. Variations of the classic z-plasty with limbs of equal length at 60° angles can accommodate specific reconstruction needs. Opposing z-plasties can be used when available tissue is limited; series of z-plasties can be linked to elongate tissue over a longer distance with smaller individual incisions, and a z-plasty with varying limb angles and lengths can provide tissue coverage in areas with special distributions of scarred and normal skin.
- Adjacent tissue rearrangement
- Burn scar
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