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The bicycle wheel analogy for linear closures of small suborbital cheek defects

  • Author(s): Neill, Brett C
  • Seger, Edward W
  • Rajpara, Anand N
  • Hooton, Tyler A
  • Hocker, Thomas LH
  • et al.

Primary closure of suborbital skin defects can cause tension along the closure resulting in ectropion. The bicycle wheel analogy is a simple yet effective guide to aid in reducing tension vectors resulting in ectropion.

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