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GRAFT

Project Title: General Registry of Autologous Fat Transfer (GRAFT)

Principal Investigators: Babak Mehrara, MD and J. Peter Rubin, MD

Status: Currently collecting cases

What is GRAFT?

GRAFT is a web-accessible database in which all board-certified plastic surgeons can contribute fat grafting cases performed to any area of the body. The objective of this quality improvement initiative is to establish the first U.S.-based, nationwide registry of fat grafting for all aesthetic and reconstructive surgical procedures. Patient demographics, procedural variables and outcomes information are being collected at baseline and follow-up time points. In addition, interested sites are contributing to the GRAFT Registry Breast Module, that uses extended case report forms and also the BREAST-Q®, to determine the impact of fat grafting procedures on Patient-Reported Outcomes and quality of life.

What data will be collected?

GRAFT is a tool for prospective data collection on fat grafting procedures. Data is collected at the time of procedure and whenever the patient returns to your office for follow-up. At the time of the fat grafting procedure, you will answer approximately five-10 questions about the patient and the procedure. At follow-up, you will answer approximately five questions related to outcomes of the procedures. All answers are easily accessible from the patient's medical chart. You will have access to data entered at your site at all times. Specialized data dashboards are available to visualize data entered from your site and track your practice patterns. You will also be able to benchmark your practice against the aggregate data collected in GRAFT Registry.

Why is this important?

While fat grafting is gaining popularity in plastic surgery practices, there also has been an increase in regulatory activity related to fat grafting and regenerative medicine. (Visit Regulation of Human Cells, Tissues, and Cellular or Tissue-Based Products for more information). The ASPS and PSF want to ensure there is relevant clinical data to help inform future regulatory decisions. Data from GRAFT will be used for providing insight into the safety of fat grafting procedures and to establish best practice guidelines that will have broad impact on the plastic surgery community.

How to get started?

Visit the Plastic Surgery Registries Network to begin registration and sign up. Please use Internet Explorer browser version 10 or higher, or Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Safari browser.

Please refer to the PSRN sign up portal step by step guide for a quick overview of how to register.

What to do after your registration is complete?

If you have already registered and received your log in credentials for the PSRN data entry dashboard, visit the Plastic Surgery Registries Network to begin case submission. After you sign in, you will have access to a GRAFT Registry dashboard training video by clicking "Help" link in application menu. You may also download a GRAFT All Procedures Module Manual for instruction on how to enter data into GRAFT.

Did you know?

An app is available for data entry into GRAFT from your mobile devices. If you are already registered, you can visit the Google Play or App Store to begin data entry using your mobile devices!

Got questions? We have answers! Be sure to check out our GRAFT Registry FAQ.

Data Entry into GRAFT is fast and easy! Check out the GRAFT Case Report Forms.

For more information on GRAFT, please contact research@plasticsurgery.org.


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