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Weekly Quiz

An 42-year-old patient presents to your clinic with 6 months after wrist of a wrist laceration. The wounds have healed, but there is a significant contracture that impacts on wrist extension. You plan to do a Z-plasty with 60-degree limbs. That patient asks you if the scar will be longer or shorter?

Which of the following is correct?
A. Shorter by 75%
B. There will be no change to the scar length
C. Longer by 75%
D. Longer by 60%.