Z-plasties for the Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon Master's Surgical Technique

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Donald S. Bae


Z-plasty refers to a local soft-tissue transposition using interdigitating triangular flaps and is a simple but powerful surgical technique to transpose skin, lengthen scars, and shift topography. There are a host of applications of this technique within pediatric orthopaedics, given the spectrum of traumatic, post-traumatic, and congenital differences affecting the growing child. The purpose of this Master’s Surgical Technique supplement is to describe the principles and common applications of z-plasties in pediatric orthopaedic surgery.

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Bae, D. S. (2023). Z-plasties for the Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon: Master’s Surgical Technique. Journal of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, 5(3). https://doi.org/10.55275/JPOSNA-2023-700
General Orthopaedics