Biodynamic Excisional Skin Tension ( BEST ) Lines : Revisiting Langer ’ s Lines , Skin Biomechanics , Current Concepts in Cutaneous Surgery , and the ( lack of ) Science behind Skin Lines used for Surgical Excisions

@inproceedings{Paul2017BiodynamicES,
  title={Biodynamic Excisional Skin Tension ( BEST ) Lines : Revisiting Langer ’ s Lines , Skin Biomechanics , Current Concepts in Cutaneous Surgery , and the ( lack of ) Science behind Skin Lines used for Surgical Excisions},
  author={Sharad P Paul},
  year={2017}
}
Surgical literature is inundated with references to Langer’s Lines, Cleavage Lines, Wrinkle Lines and Skin Tension Lines. The author undertakes a detailed literature review to understand the “state-ofthe art” regarding skin lines in cutaneous surgery and puts forward a hypothesis that incisional and excisional lines are different. While the lines mentioned above are fine for making incisions, when wound tension is created after excision of skin lesions or cancers, as opposed to creating… CONTINUE READING

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