Acta Neurochirurgica

, Volume 147, Issue 9, pp 973–976 | Cite as

Clinical evaluation of the polypropylene-polyester knit used as a cranioplasty material

  • S. Andrzejak
  • J. Fortuniak
  • G. Wróbel-Wiśniewska
  • M. Zawirski
Technical Evaluation

Summary

The paper presents clinical evaluation of the polypropylene-polyester knit used as a cranioplasty material.

Material. Between year 1980 and 2002 275 cranioplastic procedures using the polypropylene-polyester plates Codubix were carried out in the Department of Neurosurgery of the Medical University of Łódź. There were 146 patients who primarily sustained head injuries and 129 non-traumatic patients with craniectomies carried out for various other reasons. In the majority of cases, i.e. in 158 patients, cranioplasty was performed later than 6 months after the primary surgery. The largest implant measured 430 cm2.

Results. Excellent and good outcome was achieved in 92% of the patients whereas the rate of local infection was 8%.

Conclusions. Codubix knitted polypropylene-polyester implant proved to be useful and a safe cranioplastic material.

Keywords: Cranioplasty; knitted polypropylene-polyester prosthesis Codubix. 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Andrzejak
    • 1
  • J. Fortuniak
    • 1
  • G. Wróbel-Wiśniewska
    • 1
  • M. Zawirski
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of NeurosurgeryMedical University of LodzLodzPoland

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