Acrylic implants are typically fixed using titanium plates and screws. With the advances in clamp fixation systems, Anatomics has developed a new technique that prepares the acrylic implant and allows for simple and fast fixation using products like the CranioFix Titanium Clamp System. Some neurosurgeons believe this technique saves time and provides better stability and fixation.
Generally, cranial implants manufactured from acrylic are thinner than the patient's skull to provide space for swelling and scar tissue. This has often resulted in clamping systems not being a viable option for custom implant fixation. Anatomics has overcome this problem by developing an acrylic implant product that is thickness matched at the skull wall yet still provides space for swelling and scar tissue. The implant can also include grooves for simple Craniofix placement to avoid further drilling, cutting or shaping.
What ever fixation technique you prefer, plates & screws or the various clamping systems, please notify Anatomics when ordering and we will ensure your acrylic implant is customised to suit your needs.