Eur J Plast Surg (2012) 35:545 DOI 10.1007/s00238-011-0678-7 INVITED COMMENTARY The TopClosure® 3S System, for skin stretching and a secure wound closure by Topaz et al Ian Jackson Received: 7 December 2011 /Accepted: 7 December 2011 /Published online: 12 January 2012 Springer-Verlag 2012 This is a very important paper because it devotes time to I strongly advise that residents and perhaps others should explain viscoelastic properties of the skin mainly creep and read this paper. It will reduce the possibility of problems in stress relaxation. These features of skin biomechanics are all difficult skin closures. important in order to deal with many of our plastic surgery I thank Dr. Topaz et al. for submitting this important skindefects. Using the understanding of safe skin stretching, paper. large defects can be closed without developing ischemia and/ or necrosis. This is due to the skin entities of stress and skin relaxation. The authors have explained this very clearly and this will enable to neophyte to perform a tight and secure Ian T. Jackson, MD closure without concern. Editor-in-chief I. Jackson (*) William Beaumont Hospitals, Royal Oak, MI, USA e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
European Journal of Plastic Surgery – Springer Journals
Published: Jul 1, 2012
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