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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A nonabsorbable polyster suture material such as ETHIBOND[TM] 3/0 and titanium wires are inserted through the drill holes and used to hold the cranioplasty plate in position.
Clinically, no complications were noted, patients tolerating well the cranioplasty plate.
Before surgery, the cranioplasty plates were sterilized using ethylene-oxide.