Cranioplasty is the surgical repair of a deficiency or deformity of the skull. The purpose of cranioplasty is to provide protection for the brain following cranial surgery, and to offer relief to psychological disadvantages while increasing social performance. There are several materials that had been used for cranioplasty, but an ideal product has yet to be developed, hence the ongoing research into biologic and non-biologic alternatives to the existing materials. This article critiques the products currently used for cranioplasty in order to facilitate the development of new materials, which can improve patient outcomes.
B. A. Khader and M. R. Towler, "Materials and Techniques Used in Cranioplasty Fixation: A Review," Materials Science and Engineering C, vol. 66, pp. 315 - 322, Elsevier, Sep 2016.
The definitive version is available at https://doi.org/10.1016/j.msec.2016.04.101
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01 Sep 2016