Cranioplasty with the Medpor porous polyethylene Flexblock implant

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Publication Type Journal Article
School or College School of Medicine
Department Neurosurgery
Creator Couldwell, William T.
Other Author Chen, Thomas C.; Weiss, Martin H.; Fukushima, Takanori; Dougherty, William
Title Cranioplasty with the Medpor porous polyethylene Flexblock implant
Date 1994
Description The authors describe the use of a porous polyethylene Flexblock implant for cosmetic cranioplasty. The implant may be used to cover any small- or medium-sized (< 8 cm) cranial defect, offering similar cosmetic results to standard alloplast cranioplasty while decreasing operation time. The porous implant design permits ingrowth of soft tissue and bone to increase implant strength and decrease the risk of infection. The Flexbloek alloplast has been utilized in 25 cases with excellent cosmetic results and no implant-related complications.
Type Text
Publisher American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS)
Volume 81
Issue 3
First Page 483
Last Page 486
Subject Cranioplasty; Medpor; Alloplast; Polyethylene; Skull defect
Subject LCSH Skull -- Surgery; Surgery, Plastic
Language eng
Bibliographic Citation Couldwell, W. T., Chen, T. C., Weiss, M. H., Fukushima, T., & Dougherty, W. (1994). Cranioplasty with the Medpor porous polyethylene Flexblock implant. Journal of Neurosurgery, 81(3), 483-6.
Rights Management (c) American Association of Neurological Surgeons
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Date Created 2012-06-13
Date Modified 2012-06-13
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Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6mc9hh7
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