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J Cutan Aesthet Surg. 2019 Apr-Jun;12(2):141-144. doi: 10.4103/JCAS.JCAS_185_18.

Kerure Clamp: A New Age Tool to Improve Extraction Technique in Follicular Unit Extraction.

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1
Dr. Amit Kerure Skin Clinic, Vashi, Navi Mumbai, India.
2
Dr. Shaurya's Skin Clinic, Andheri West, Mumbai, India.
3
Joshi Hospital, Pune, Maharashtra, India.

Abstract

Background:

Follicular unit extraction (FUE) has caused evolution in the management of pattern baldness. FUE methods is less traumatic with faster healing and minimal scarring. FUE is still evolving and many innovations are possible in the future.

Aims and Objectives:

To address the usefulness of Kerure clamp, an innovative tool for FUE method of hair transplantation.

Materials and Methods:

The clamp was used on 20 consecutive patients undergoing FUE for male-pattern baldness. Part of the donor area was divided into test side where extraction was done with clamp in situ and the control where clamp was not used. Follicular transection rate (FTR) was calculated as a percentage for each side and subjected to statistical analysis.

Result:

We found an improvement in the FTR scores on the test side, and this difference was statistically significant (t = 9.63, P < 0.0001).

Conclusion:

A low-cost instrument has been devised by the authors which was shown to improve the the scoring of grafts and also aid in surgeon's efficacy and efficiency.

KEYWORDS:

Follicular unit extraction; Kerure clamp; hair; transection; transplant

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