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Editor's Correspondence
November 17, 2008

Crushed Cartilage Grafts: Is Overcorrection Necessary?

Arch Facial Plast Surg. 2008;10(6):428. doi:10.1001/archfaci.10.6.428-a

I read the article by Ale de Souza et al1 with great interest. The authors concluded that crushed grafts had inferior results with lesser chondrocyte viability compared with noncrushed forms, and slight overcorrection was recommended during placement of crushed cartilage grafts. Based on our experimental and clinical findings, I believe the need of overcorrection is highly dependent on the level of crushing applied.

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