Outcome in patient-specific PEEK cranioplasty: A two-center cohort study of 40 implants.

@article{Jonkergouw2016OutcomeIP,
  title={Outcome in patient-specific PEEK cranioplasty: A two-center cohort study of 40 implants.},
  author={Joyce Jonkergouw and Sophie E C M van de Vijfeijken and Erik Nout and Tom Theys and Elke Van de Casteele and Hedy Folkersma and P. R. A. M. Depauw and Alfred G. Becking},
  journal={Journal of cranio-maxillo-facial surgery : official publication of the European Association for Cranio-Maxillo-Facial Surgery},
  year={2016},
  volume={44 9},
  pages={1266-72}
}
OBJECTIVE The best material choice for cranioplasty following craniectomy remains a subject to discussion. Complication rates after cranioplasty tend to be high. Computer-assisted 3-dimensional modelling of polyetheretherketone (PEEK) was recently introduced for cranial reconstruction. The aim of this study was to evaluate patient- and surgery-related characteristics and risk factors that predispose patients to cranioplasty complications. MATERIAL AND METHODS This retrospective study included… CONTINUE READING