Polymer surgical implants are a permanent, predictable and symmetrical option for facial reconstruction or augmentation. StarPore® implants are an advanced polymer tissue scaffold indicated for the repair or augmentation of contours in the skull and face. Made from clinical proven porous polyethylene (HDPE), animal studies have shown StarPore® implants allow for rapid infiltration of highly vascular tissue, which may assist in implant anchoring and more viable hard and soft tissue near the implant. StarPore® is very strong and malleable, simple to modify, will not crack or fracture and can be screw fixated anywhere.
Anatomics StarPore® ear implants are typically indicated for patients with microtia, a condition in which children are born missing an ear. StarPore® is the most advanced polymer tissue scaffold with mechanical properties ideally suited for reconstructing the soft tissue of the ear. During surgery, the surgeon covers the implant with a vascularised temporoparietal fascia flap to allow for healthy tissue integration. The medial side of the implant can be modified for optimal implant positioning and fit. StarPore® ear implants are designed with or without an ear lobe or tragus depending on surgeon preference.
Anatomics is proud to have designed the StarPore® ear implant features in collaboration with Dr John Reinisch, a world-renowned microtia surgeon practicing at Cedars-Sinai Medical Group based in Los Angeles, CA. Read StoryWatch Video
BioModels are an anatomical model derived from the patient's CT scan data to provide tactile representation of the patient’s anatomy and condition. BioModels may assist with informed consent, diagnosis and precise planning of the sequence of surgery. BioModels may be used to plan incisions and osteotomies and can be sterilised and used as an intra-operative navigation tool. Clinical data shows BioModels reduce total surgery time and therefore reduce patient exposure to anaesthetics and blood loss. In facial surgery, BioModels have demonstrated utility in tumour resection, facial reconstruction following trauma or congenital deformities, and pre-shaping of standard implants or bone grafts.