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ePTFE Sheeting for Limited Augmentative Craniplasties

Augmentation of the outer contours of the skull, commonly referred to as cranioplasty, has been done using a wide variety of biomaterials. The different types of materials used speaks to the great tolerance of this body area to implants in general and is the result of the superb blood supply of the scalp and skull Read More…

Case Study – Female Forehead Osteoma Removal

  Background: Osteomas are well known benign bony outgrowths that commonly occur on the skull. They are composed of mature solid bone that appears an a ballooning or circular outcropping from the skull’s surface. Their growth is slow and their progression in size is of one of years. They are reported to most commonly occur Read More…

OR Snapshots – Titanium Cranioplasty

  Reconstruction of the skull can be done using a variety of alloplastic materials. Over the years synthetic cranioplasties have evolved from solid metal plates to bone cements to computer-generated implant replacements of lost bone.  While some techniques are most historic than others, each still has a role to play in contemporary cranioplasty surgery. When Read More…

Case Study – Custom Forehead Reconstructive Implant

  Background: Reconstruction of the forehead is very different than aesthetic forehead augmentation. By definition reconstruction is required when a portion of the bony forehead has sustained a full-thickness bone loss. This most commonly occurs due to either trauma or the loss of a craniotomy flap after intracranial tumor surgery. When rebuilding the forehead that Read More…

OR Snapshots – 3D Forehead Reconstruction Implant

  Forehead reconstruction encompasses a variety of inlay and onlay bone procedures. Reconstruction of full-thickness frontal bone defects most commonly occurs from either neurosurgical procedures where a craniotomy bone flap has been lost or from skull bone loss due to trauma. While replacing the lost bone can be done by using the patient’s own bone, Read More…

Case Study – Bone Cement Cranioplasty

  Background: The external shape of the head is a direct reflection of the form of the skull underneath it. While skulls can have various sizes and are made up of multiple cranial bones, a smooth and convex shape is desired no matter from what angle it is viewed. Men make up a greater portion Read More…

Case Study – Custom Occipital Skull Implant

  Background: Deformities of the back of the head, or of the occipital skull, are not uncommon. Due to the back of the head being exposed to pressures in utero and after birth, occipital deformation is the most frequently occurring skull shape alteration. While known to occur in certain ethnic groups (e.g., Asians) more than Read More…

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