This Advancement Flap course will teach you:
- The Advancement Flap: to close a defect created by trauma or excision of a lesion, while maintaining the functionality and esthetics of the area. Closure of the defect is achieved by moving the skin from an area where the skin is in excess, to the defect. The flap is not stretched or pulled. The advancement is achieved by the skin being pushed forward without any tension on the flap.
Special attention is paid to the following hazards you may encounter during the Advancement Flap:
- Perforator injury
After studying the Advancement Flap course you are familiar with the most common complications:
- Flap failure
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Step by step
Identify the resting skin tension lines and the lines of maximal extensibility. This will help determine where to place your markings.
Mark the defect and draw the flap (in this case a rectangle). Take the lines of maximal extension into account. At the base of the square draw 2 small triangles (Burrovs’ triangles).
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