‘The Crown flap’: a modification to the keystone flap types I and IIA

‘The Crown flap’: a modification to the keystone flap types I and IIA The Crown flap is a modification of the keystone flap first described by Felix Behan in 2003. A third V-Y advancement limb is incorporated into the design in the central region of the flap where the line of maximum tension exists. This added V-Y closure utilizes surrounding tissue laxity and has been found to aid in closure of the defect centrally whilst not compromising the flap. The Crown flap is a useful modification to the keystone flap. Level of Evidence: Level V, therapeutic study. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png European Journal of Plastic Surgery Springer Journals

‘The Crown flap’: a modification to the keystone flap types I and IIA

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Springer Journals
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Copyright © 2014 by Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Plastic Surgery
ISSN
0930-343X
eISSN
1435-0130
D.O.I.
10.1007/s00238-014-0940-x
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Abstract

The Crown flap is a modification of the keystone flap first described by Felix Behan in 2003. A third V-Y advancement limb is incorporated into the design in the central region of the flap where the line of maximum tension exists. This added V-Y closure utilizes surrounding tissue laxity and has been found to aid in closure of the defect centrally whilst not compromising the flap. The Crown flap is a useful modification to the keystone flap. Level of Evidence: Level V, therapeutic study.

Journal

European Journal of Plastic SurgerySpringer Journals

Published: Jun 1, 2014

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