08/06/2004
AO Technical Commission Approved

Low Profile Neuro System

The Low Profile Neuro System offers a complete line of plates, screws, meshes, and instruments designed to close bone flaps quickly, enabling stable internal fixation and addressing especially neurosurgical problems with the lowest plate/screw profile of any self-drilling product available on the market. The Low Profile Neuro System includes all plates and meshes currently available in the cranial System 1.3 and 1.5 as well as the new Ti Low Profile Neuro Strut Plates and the new Ti Low Profile Neuro Adaption Plates. The Low Profile Neuro System offers new Ti Low Profile Neuro Self-Drilling Cranial Screws with greater strength and an improved cruciform drive system that delivers superior blade/screw retention and off-axis stability.

Low Profile Neuro Plates
The Low Profile Neuro System is designed to close bone flaps quickly, enable stable internal fixation, and address particular neurosurgical problems with a very low plate/screw profile. Three new plates widen the existing system.


Adjustable Strut Plate
The Adjustable Strut Plate is an 8-hole plate providing multiple points of fixation for a craniotomy bone flap. These bone flaps are variable in size and shape, and the plates offer the ability to be readily contoured in-plane to adapt to a wide variety of curvatures. They are offered in two sizes: 1.3 mm and 1.6 mm.


5-Lobe Burr Hole Cover
The Five-Lobe Burr Hole Covers are adaptations of the current (6-lobe) burr hole covers. In cases where a catheter, shunt, or drain must protrude through the skull, these plates provide an opening for passage while still securing the bone flap in place. They are offered in three sizes; 1.3 mm, 1.5 mm, and 1.6 mm.


Temporal Mesh
The Temporal Mesh is designed for a neurosurgical access procedure where a keyhole shaped perforation is made in the temporal region of the skull. This perforation is performed with a rotary burr which leaves no bone flap to be repositioned after surgery. The preshaped mesh covers the bony defect and prevents temporal hollowing. The Temporal Mesh is offered in two sizes; 1.3 mm and 1.6 mm.


Low Profile Neuro Contourable Mesh, Malleable Mastoid, medium
The Low Profile Neuro System has been enhanced by a medium sized mesh for the mastoid. This mesh is a triangular shaped piece of contourable mesh with ears allowing fixation in the mastoid region of the skull. Due to the contours found in the mastoid area, this malleable, triangular shape is advantageous for procedures where the bone is osteotomized. It can also be used as a crib to assist in reconstruction of the mastoid area using bone substitutes.

Neurocranial Reconstruction

A presentation delivered by Christian Matula (Austria) and Stephen Lewis (Australia) in 2012.

Optimizing Surgical Cranial Access

A presentation given by Christian Matula (Austria) and Stephen Lewis (Australia) in 2017.

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