The seven flap Z-plasty revisited

Yilmaz S., Yenidünya O., Erçöçen A. R. , Saydam M., Seven E., Sezer H., ...More

Burns, vol.29, no.8, pp.849-853, 2003 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 29 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/s0305-4179(03)00167-0
  • Journal Name: Burns
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.849-853
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: No


Although multiple Z-plasties are widely used for burn contractures, the seven flap Z-plasty procedure has not gained wide acceptance in plastic surgery practice. However, the technique has the advantage of achieving more elongation than other Z-plasty techniques. The technique safely performed with satisfactory results in 31 cases. © 2003 Elsevier Ltd and ISBI. All rights reserved.