25/05/2014
AO Technical Commission Approved

MatrixNEURO Preformed Mesh

Geoffrey Manley

MatrixNEURO Preformed Mesh is an anatomically contoured rigid mesh implant for the reconstruction of medium to large cranial defects. It is intended for use in fixation of the cranial bones in procedures such as reconstruction, fracture repair, craniotomies and osteotomies.

Unlike contourable reconstruction meshes which must be bent to shape in the OR, the Preformed Mesh is available in a range of anatomic shapes to fit temporal, fronto-tempo-parietal and frontal areas. The preformed nature of the mesh reduces bending and overall procedure time (1) in the operating room. The specific contouring of the mesh is based on data from a clinical CT study of 80 patients (2), which established a statistical mean of anatomical cranial features. The development of the full range of Preformed Mesh implants was informed by data that identified the most common locations and sizes of cranial defects. The implants are manufactured using a proprietary process designed to create smooth contours without bending or kinking. The mesh is designed for use with MatrixNEURO self-drilling screws.

1 Compared to MatrixNEURO Reconstruction Mesh
2 Kamer, Lukas, MD, DDS, Noser Hansrudi, PhD, Hammer, Beat, MD, DDS; Anatomical Background for the Development of Preformed Cranioplasty Implants; The Journal of Craniofacial Surgery, 2013:264-268

Neurocranial Reconstruction

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

Optimizing Surgical Cranial Access

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

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