Metal Plate in the Head

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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.
On cranioplasty plate's surface, holes were drilled in order to prevent development of an epidural haematoma.
IFS Tabs can eliminate the need for cranioplasty plates, saving hundreds of dollars per procedure.