|Z-plasty||The technique/flap is used to extend, relieve and conceal a scar and ensure that the scar has a direction most appropriate for the skin’s natural lines.|
The Z comes from the pattern where two equal triangular transposition flaps form a Z. Decompression of the scar occurs by the flaps shifting space. The most appropriate angle for the flap is around 60 degrees.
|Zimmer dermatome||Surgical knife instrument used to harvest superficial skin grafts. Runs either on compressed air or on electricity.|