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Getting Started with Interpolation Flaps
Saturday, March 22
Mile High Ballroom 3B
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Jeremy S. Bordeaux, MD, MPH, FAAD
Following this course, the attendee should be able to:
- Perform an interpolation flap (paramedian forehead flap, cheek to nose interpolation flap, and retroauricular interpolation flap).
- Develop a thoughtful approach to the indications, limitations, design, and execution of straightforward interpolation flaps.
Dermatologic surgeons encounter surgical defects best suited for repair with interpolation flaps. Due to lack of knowledge regarding these flaps or lack of experience in performing these flaps, other surgical repairs that may be functionally or aesthetically inferior are sometimes used. This session is designed to help dermatologic surgeons recognize surgical defects that may be best suited for repair with interpolation flaps. Step-by-step instruction on proper design and execution of these flaps will be presented. Videos will be used and audience participation is encouraged.