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Reconstruction in Dermatologic Surgery: An Introductory and Review Session
Friday, March 01
Palm Ballroom 4
7:15 AM - 8:45 AM
Juan-Carlos Martinez, MD, FAAD
Following this course, the attendee should be able to:
- Describe a surgical defect accurately, including pertinent characteristics and anatomic considerations.
- Recognize the basic concepts of tissue movement and tension vectors as they relate to primary, flap, and graft closures.
This introductory session is ideal for residents and surgical fellows, as well as those interested in reconstructive surgery. The basics of dermatologic reconstructive surgery will be covered, including the concepts of tension vectors, tissue movement, and flap/graft reconstruction. Multiple post-Mohs defects will be presented. The closures chosen by the surgeon, including immediate and long-term photos, will be shown along with discussion of why specific closures were chosen. There will be an emphasis on reconstructive tips and tricks to optimize functional and aesthetic outcomes.