Polyetheretherketone implants for the repair of large cranial defects: a 3-center experience.

@article{Rosenthal2014PolyetheretherketoneIF,
  title={Polyetheretherketone implants for the repair of large cranial defects: a 3-center experience.},
  author={Guy Rosenthal and Ivan Ng and Samuel Moscovici and Kah Keow Lee and Twyila Lay and Christine M. Martin and Geoffrey T. Manley},
  journal={Neurosurgery},
  year={2014},
  volume={75 5},
  pages={523-9; discussion 528-9}
}
BACKGROUND Calvarial reconstruction of large cranial defects following decompressive surgery is challenging. Autologous bone cannot always be used due to infection, fragmentation, bone resorption, and other causes. Polyetheretherketone (PEEK) is a synthetic material that has many advantages in cranial-repair surgery, including strength, stiffness, durability, and inertness. OBJECTIVE To describe our experience with custom-made PEEK implants for the repair of large cranial defects in 3… CONTINUE READING