Definition of Z-plasty in English:

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Z-plasty

Pronunciation: /ˈzēˌplastē/

noun

A technique in orthopedic and cosmetic surgery in which one or more Z-shaped incisions are made, the diagonals forming one straight line, and the two triangular sections so formed are drawn across the diagonal before being stitched.
Example sentences
  • Z-plasty is performed by rotating two transposition flaps with an angle of 60° with the middle limb of the Z on the scar.
  • In refractory cases, pisiform excision with or without Z-plasty lengthening of the FCU is usually curative with return to racquet sports in 6 to 8 weeks.
  • This patient underwent successful repair of the band with Z-plasties following delivery.
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