How to Manage Slippery Grafts?
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.
KeywordsSlippery grafts Oil in saline Mucous in saline Poor growth
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