What is a rotation flap repair?

What is a rotation flap repair?

A rotation flap is a semicircular flap of skin and subcutaneous tissue that rotates about a pivot point into a defect. The donor site is typically repaired with wide undermining and direct, layered closure. The vector of greatest tension is directed from the pivot point outward to the defect’s furthest radial point.

How do you do a rotation flap?

In developing a rotation flap, begin the incision at the top of the circular defect, because this point touches the outside of the imaginary triangle (see image below). The length of the circular cut depends on the laxity of the donor site, but, in general, the flap itself has 3-4 times the area of the defect.

What is meant by transposition flap?

A transposition flap is a random pattern flap that borrows skin laxity from an adjacent area in order to fill a defect in an area with little or no skin laxity and, in the process, redirects the vectors of tension during closure.

What is transposition flap?

Transposition flaps recruit noncontiguous donor tissue that is incised and shifted to trade places with intact tissue in order to close a wound. This allows the use of skin from areas of less tension, and directs incision tension vectors more favorably.

How long do skin flaps take to heal?

Keeping the site moist with the above procedures will hasten healing and provide you with the nicest scar possible. Do not wear make up over the incisions or flap until the sutures are removed (or have dissolved), and a thin layer of new skin covers the area. This usually takes 7 to 10 days.

How do you get nasolabial folds?

What causes nasolabial folds? Age, sun damage, and smoking are the biggest culprits of deepening nasolabial folds. The sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays break down the collagen and elastin fibers in your skin that keep it smooth and supported. Smoking also breaks down these fibers.

What is the most effective flap system?

Slotted Flaps Slotted flaps are popular on modern aircraft because they are the most efficient type of flaps on the market; they provide the most combination of lift and drag in terms of aerodynamics.

What is the difference between graft and flap?

What’s the difference between a graft and a flap? A graft is just the skin without a blood supply, whereas a flap is transferred with its blood supply intact. With a flap, larger amounts of tissue can be used, including muscle if required. Some reconstructions need both a flap and a graft.