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FUE Clinical Practice Guidelines: Developed by the ISHRS Follicular Unit Excision Advancement Committee (FUEAC) Authors (alphabetical): Márcio Crisóstomo, MD, FISHRS, Kapil Dua, MBBS, MS, FISHRS, Aditya K. Gupta, MD, PhD, FISHRS, Parsa Mohebi, MD, FISHRS, Robert H. True, MD, MPH, FISHRS, and Ken L. Williams, Jr. DO, FISHRS. FUEAC Chair and Primary Editor: James A. Harris, MD, FISHRS.

FUE Clinical Practice Guidelines

Issue Number: 4
Published Date: July/Aug 2019

FUE Literature:
The collection of FUE citations spans from 2009 to 2018. This annotated bibliography will be kept current through the ongoing efforts of Dr. Aditya Gupta and his team.

PubMed Articles (2009-2019)

Hair Transplant Forum International Articles (2009-2019)

FUE Terminology:
In 2013, the ISHRS committee on FUE terminology established standard terminology for the practice of follicular unit extraction (FUE). Since its publication, this terminology has become standard among hair restoration surgeons worldwide. The terminology provides clear definitions of various techniques, steps of FUE, graft quality and patterns of graft injury, and ways to measure the quality of FUE surgery.

In 2018, the International Society of Hair Restoration surgery formally changed FUE terminology from Follicular Unit “Extraction” to Follicular Unit “Excision” in order to more accurately define FUE as a surgical procedure. Excision is the combination of “incision” followed by “extraction.” This overall change necessitated change in some other standard terminology. In writing this revision of the Standard FUE terminology, we have fully adopted the use of “excision” throughout the definitions. By utilizing this terminology, practitioners can communicate effectively with one another in day-to-day practice and in academic presentations and investigations and convey to the public the true nature of the procedure.

The articles below were published in the ISHRS Hair Transplant Forum International:

Guide to Currently Accepted FUE and Implanter Terminology

Issue Number: 3
Published Date: May/June 2019

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