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Mr. AG was a 28 year old man. He was a Grade IV on the Norwood Hamilton Scale. His scalp donor was used for the procedure and 3000 grafts were planted.

The results exhibited are after 5 months of his procedure. The density and the growth achieved in the results below are 50% of the complete density expected. The patient can still expect an increase in density over the following 6 months. In his case, the growth initiated from the 3rd month onward after the procedure. 


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Edited by Dr. Sethi & Dr. Bansal

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