Z-plasty

noun

Z-plas·​ty ˈzē-ˌplas-tē How to pronounce Z-plasty (audio)
plural Z-plasties
: a surgical procedure for the repair of constricted scar tissue in which a Z-shaped incision is made in the skin and the two resulting flaps are interposed

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“Z-plasty.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Z-plasty. Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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