Denise Michaelson Had a Scar Revision of Her Knee Performed

Question 9
Multiple Choice

Denise Michaelson had a scar revision of her knee performed along with her bilateral mastectomy with saline implants and ear piercing procedures. The knee scar, before revision, was an 8-cm linear, thin scar that extended obliquely across the anterior portion of her knee. The tension of the scar tissue met resistance when she would bend her knee. The surgeon opted to remove the scar with a procedure to break up the linear scar and rearrange the tissue direction to form a natural line. The proper name of this tissue transfer scar revision is the: A)scar lysis. B)epidermolysis with remodeling. C)scarplasty. D)Z-plasty.