How to Manage Slippery Grafts?

  • Shobit Caroli


Slippery grafts indicate that there is a liquid or sludge of mucoid consistency coating the surface of the graft. This makes the graft holding solution very viscous, and when attempting to hold them with regular jeweler’s forceps, these grafts very often slip. When this problem is identified in the operating room, a necessary change in the surgery plan should be executed. These grafts should be handled and secured more gently to avoid repeated insertion trauma and subsequently poor graft yield.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Private PracticeDr. Caroli - Hair Transplant & Dermatology ClinicNoidaIndia

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