Utilization of No-Kor Needles for Slit-Micrografting

Brandy, Dominic A.; Meshkin, Michael
May 1994
Journal of Dermatologic Surgery & Oncology;May94, Vol. 20 Issue 5, p336
Academic Journal
BACKGROUND. This article introduces the No-Kor vented needle as an excellent tool for micrograft recipient site development. OBJECTIVE. To show that No-Kor vented needles are better than conventional hypodermic needles (with and without dilators) and Bard Parker blades for micrograft recipient site development. METHOD. Comparisons with hypodermic needles (with and without dilators) and Bard Parker blade incisions are made. RESULTS. When compared with hypodermic needles (with and without dilators, the No-Kor needles show less scarring, allow easier placement, take less surgical time, and are less expensive. When compared with Bard Parker blade incisions, the No-Kor needles demonstrate less scar- ring, more precision, and less expense. CONCLUSL0N. The No-Kor vented needle is an excellent tool for the development of micrograft recipient sites. It demonstrates advantages over both hypodermic needles and Bard Parker blades.


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