1. How long should the hair be trimmed down to for an ARTAS procedure

    B) 1.1mm-1.3mm
  2. This adjustment controls the inner needle that scores the epidermis

    C) Needle Depth (ND)
  3. This adjustment controls the dull rotating punch that dissects the follicle

    B) Coring Depth (CD)
  4. This adjustment is made based on how the hair exits the scalp. It compensates for the difference between the angle of the hair and the angle of the follicle. 

    A) Approach Angle
  5. Problem: 

    High Newtons/Needle Sliding


    F) Increase Needle Depth (ND)
  6. Problem:

    Empty Sites/Transection


    B) Decrease ND or CD
  7. Problem:

    Grafts not elevating


    B) Increase Coring Depth (CD)
  8. Problem:

    Punch pushes skin, lower portion of graft damaged


    C) Decrease Coring Depth (CD)
  9. Problem:

    Oval Shaped Grafts


    F) Increase Needle Depth (ND)
  10. ARTAS recommendation for tumescent on each grid:

    B) 0.5cc per corner
  11. Corrective steps for poor dissection, in correct order:

    A) check tensioner -> verify tumescent (0.5cc per corner) -> check hair length (1.1-1.3mm) -> check room lighting -> check ND -> check CD -> check AA
  12. Bent or crushed bulbs and capping can be an indication of what?
    Inadequate tension
  13. Damage to the lower portion of the graft including: crushed, spun or bent bulbs can be caused by:

    D) Deep CD, wrong angle, improper tensioner application
  14. If dissection is incomplete resulting in caps, what are the corrective steps?

    C) Increase CD if dissection is incomplete, Increase ND if punch is struggling to dissect
  15. If grafts are fully transected at the upper portion of the graft, this can be an indication of____ and should be corrected by____.

    D) ND to deep (decrease ND)
  16. Partial transections can indicate ______

    B) Incorrect approach angle
  17. Partial transections at the top side of the graft indicate:
    Approach angle is to high, lower approach angle
  18. Partial transections on the bottom side of the graft indicate:
    Approach angle is to low, increase approach angle
  19. Off centered hairs in the graft can indicate:
    Incorrect approach angle and/or improper punch calibration
  20. If the hair is off centered but the grafts are fully intact, what adjustments should be made?

    C) no adjustments
  21. If the transacted hair is on the superior portion of the graft, what corrective steps should be taken?

    A) Decrease the angle setting

    If the transected hair is on the inferior portion of the graft, then the needle and punch are approaching the follicle at too high of an angle
  23. A full transection occurs when: 

    A) ND to deep and inadequate skin tension
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