Outcome in patient-specific PEEK cranioplasty: A two-center cohort study of 40 implants
Jonkergouw, J × van de Vijfeijken, S E C M Nout, E Theys, T Van de Casteele, Elke Folkersma, H Depauw, P R A M Becking, A G #
Journal of Cranio-maxillo-facial Surgery vol:44 issue:9
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.