Metal Plate in the Head

(redirected from Cranioplasty Plate)
A flat plate used to cover large defects of the skull following major trauma or the need to decompress the brain. 4–14% of polymethylmethacrylate plates and 3–10% of hydroxyapatite-based implants require replacement.
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Clinically, no complications were noted, patients tolerating well the cranioplasty plate.
Before surgery, the cranioplasty plates were sterilized using ethylene-oxide.