Original ArticlesReleasing of Zipper-Entrapped Foreskin A Novel Nonsurgical TechniqueRaveenthiran, Venkatachalam MS, MChAuthor Information Division of Pediatric Surgery, Rajah Muthiah Medical College, Annamalai University, India. Address correspondence and reprint requests to Venkatachalam Raveenthiran, MS, MCh, 7 Medical Faculty Quarters, Annamalai Nagar 608002, Tamilnadu, India. E-mail: [email protected]. Pediatric Emergency Care: July 2007 - Volume 23 - Issue 7 - p 463-464 doi: 10.1097/01.pec.0000280505.37300.c1 Buy Metrics Abstract This report describes a novel technique of releasing the zipper-entrapped penile skin. The thin blade of a small screwdriver is inserted between the outer and inner faceplates of the zip fastener, and twisting movement is made toward the median bar. This will widen the gap between faceplates disengaging the prepuce. This technique was used in 12 children and was found to be safe, effective, simple, painless, and nontraumatic. This can be done by attending pediatrician even in nonhospital settings without resorting to surgical help. © 2007 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.