Template for Donor Area, Box of 10

Template for Donor Area, Box of 10
Template Width
0.8 cm :
1.0 cm :
1.2 cm :
1.4 cm :
1.6 cm :

Product Description

    • Facilitate an accurate accounting of follicular unit grafts
    • Allow for rapid, precise markings of the donor area
    • Simplify the procedure and save time for the entire surgical team
    • Eliminate the need for measuring hair density at the donor area
    • Ergonomically designed. Easy to use.

    The typical width of a donor strip varies between 0.8cm and 1.6cm depending on the flexibility of the scalp. Five templates were designed for the following heights of donor strips: 0.8mm, 1.0mm, 1.2mm, 1.4mm and 1.6mm. The units along each template are setup such that each marked off rectangle will cover an area of 1 square centimeter. This facilitates measuring in square centimeters rather than linear centimeters, simplifying the counting of grafts.

Use of the Templates: After the surgeon determines the height of the strip based on scalp flexibility, the template with that width is placed along the donor area and secured along the forehead. Securing the template allows for rapid and accurate markings. The area to be extracted is marked off along the template with a marking pen in increments of one and five square centimeters units. After the area is marked, the template is removed. The template may be used again during the procedure, for example, for marking at the recipient sites area.

Utilizing the Marked Area: The donor strip is harvested removing less than the desired amount of grafts. Suture or staple closure is done leaving out the last one or two sutures. The last harvested square centimeter tissue is slivered and made into grafts, the number of which is recorded... Since the surgeon knows how many grafts per square centimeters are needed for planting, he can remove the exact amount of marked square centimeters of donor material that will yield the additional grafts needed to give the planned total. The number of follicular unit grafts for each square centimeter can be determined without having to use any other form of densitometry.

An alternative way to use this device is to use it as a guide for makings incisions without marking, simply by making the blade cut along the edge of the template. Thereby, eliminating the need to make markings.

"The present state of the art in follicular unit grafting is leading us to think of and record donor and recipient sites in terms of square centimeters of harvested material and grafts per square centimeter placed. Therefore, templates can be used to accurately design a donor strip in squares or rectangles so that an accurate accounting of follicular unit grafts can be made."
--Sheldon Kabaker, M.D.