Rotation skin flaps: Step 3A

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May 01, 2010
By dvm360.com staff

When the flap will transpose into its new location without excessive tension, place a half-buried horizontal mattress suture at the flap's tip by using 3-0 monofilament nonabsorbable suture (e.g. polypropylene or nylon). This placement helps ensure the tip's blood supply.

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