A new class of implant material

StarPore (porous polyethylene) surgical implants are individually designed from 3D CT scans to get the best possible patient outcome: plan your reconstruction and design your implants. StarPore implants are indicated for the repair or augmentation of craniofacial bone including defects caused by trauma, tumour or a congenital disorder. This includes augmentation or restoration of contour in the craniofacial skeleton and cranioplasties.  StarPore is manufactured from porous high density polyethylene (HDPE).


StarPore Surgical Implants

Manufactured from a star to creates a unique bone-like porous architecture

Porosity may permit hard and soft tissue adhesion to secure the implant

Surgeon can perform minor modifications with a scalpel and shape or feather the edges of the implant after fixation

CT and MRI compatible; radiolucent and non-magnetic for compatibility with post-operative imaging

Supplied with a BioModel (anatomical replica) with every case

Porous Polyethylene - Proven Clinical History

Clinical history of reconstruction and augmentation in the maxillofacial region1

Tissue ingrowth stabilises the surgical implant2

The biocompatibility standard based on long term stability and virtual lack of inflammatory response3

Design Your Implant

Surgeon can contribute to the implant design or decide on tumour resection margins

Online implant design review service available via AnatomicsC3D

BioModel and implant prototype can be sent to the surgeon for review with the patient as part of the design process

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CT Scan Protocol


  1. Menderes A., et al. Craniofacial reconstruction with high-density porous polyethylene implants. J Craniofac Surg. 2004 Sep;15(5):719-24.
  2. Park HK., et al. Biomechanical properties of high-density polyethylene for pterional prosthesis. Neurol Res. 2002 Oct;24(7):671-6.
  3. Lacey M., et al. Use of porous high-density polyethylene implants in temporal contour reconstruction. J Craniofac Surg.1993 Apr;4(2):74-8. J Craniofac Surg. 1993 Apr;4(2):74-8.