Research Article| Volume 40, ISSUE 1, P40-46, January 1987

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The square flap method

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      We report a method for increasing the distance between two points on the skin surface by using two triangular flaps and a square flap. The theoretical lengthening is excellent when one of the triangular flaps is right-angled. The method has been used successfully in 40 cases of scar contracture, various clefts and cryptotia.


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