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Facial Plast Surg Clin North Am. 2013 Aug;21(3):449-55. doi: 10.1016/j.fsc.2013.06.003.

Optimal graft growth.

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Carolina Dermatology Hair Center, 10650 Park Road, Suite 310, Charlotte, NC 28210, USA. Electronic address: jcooley@haircenter.com.

Abstract

Excellent surgical results and high patient satisfaction with hair transplantation depend on attaining optimal growth. Unfortunately, even experienced surgeons acknowledge that graft survival often is not as high as is commonly stated. Hair transplant surgeons should be thoroughly familiar with the many variables that affect graft survival and refine their surgical techniques accordingly. This article provides a brief overview of the key factors that most significantly influence graft survival, including graft trauma, vascular/oxygenation factors, and biochemical injury.

KEYWORDS:

ATP-adenosine triphosphate; Graft survival; Graft transection; Graft trauma; Holding solutions; Ischemia-reperfusion injury; Oxygenation; Poor growth; Stereomicroscopes; Storage injury

PMID:
24017986
DOI:
10.1016/j.fsc.2013.06.003
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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