Skin tension lines in the domestic pig

Elliott H. Rose, George A. Ksander, Lars M. Vistnes

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The skin tension lines of the domestic pig have been mapped. With a 6 mm punch biopsy, local relative skin forces can be determined. The influence of various factors (such as age, fat deposition, fascial attachments, and previous scarring) on the direction of skin tension lines is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)729-732
Number of pages4
JournalPlastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 1976
Externally publishedYes


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