Definition of Z-plasty in English:

Z-plasty

Syllabification: Z-plas·ty
Pronunciation: /ˈzē ˌplastē
 
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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.
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    • 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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