Overview

Personalized titanium cranial plate serves to replace defective bone lost of skull from trauma, craniectomy where the native skull needs to be cut-open, congenital condition, or disease. The titanium cranial plate is designed anatomically using CT-scan to precisely fit the defects in cranial and craniofacial skeleton.

Features & Benefits

  • Personalized design
    Anatomical contour derived from CT scan data with overlapping margin to maximize contact between implant and patient’s skull.
  • Customizable fixation
    Number and position of fixtures as well as screw holes are fully customizable to serve surgeon pre-operative plan
  • Thinnest, yet still robust
    Overall thickness of 0.5 mm for aestheticism, weight reduction and X-ray artifact avoidance. However, still remain adequate strength that withstand daily external pressure
  • Mesh structure
    Titanium mesh is designed to reduce overall prosthesis weight and aid in drainage of cerebrospinal fluid
  • Dural tenting
    The mesh integrates fixation points for temporalis muscle suspension and dural tenting sutures

Personalized via 3D pre-operative planning

Cranial reconstruction is designed pre-operatively to match the anatomical bone shape of each individual with a precision level of microns

Low profile screw fixation

In-built screw fixtures are designed to secure cranioplasty to skull base, minimizing the need for extra fixation plates. Counter-sink screw holes serve to hide screw heads from bulging above prosthesis’ outer surface which usually results in an unpleasing appearance.

Strong & low infection rate

Titanium has the lowest infection rates as compared to autogenous bone, PMMA-based and ceramic implants. Titanium also provides higher strength than conventional PMMA and PEEK prosthesis.

Reference: Matsuno, A., Tanaka, H., Iwamuro, H. et al.
Acta
Neurochir (2006) 148: 535-540

Specification & scope of customization