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Cranioplasty is a surgical procedure to repair a bone defect in the bone of the skull. The defect might be the result of trauma to the head, congenital, or a complication from a previous operation. The procedure involves lifting the skin of the scalp and repairing the contour of the skull using a custom implant or the original skull.
Cranioplasty will improve the appearance of the head, while also provide several medical benefits. It can:
Provide protection – a cranial defect may leave your brain vulnerable to damage.
Improve function – in some patients, cranioplasty can improve neurological function
Eliminate headaches – cranioplasty can reduce headaches that occur due to injury or previous surgery.
Enhance aesthetics – a noticeable defect in the skull can affect a person’s appearance and confidence.
The recovery time depends on your personal health factors, as well as the reason you need cranioplasty. Early in your recovery period, your activity will be limited. Strenuous activities, such as exercise and heavy lifting, must be avoided for 6 weeks. You should be able to resume your normal activities within a period of 6 to 12 weeks. Your surgeon will be able to give you an idea of what to anticipate following your surgery and they will gradually ease your activity restrictions.
Cranioplasty is a generally safe procedure when performed by experienced surgeons. However, it has 15 to 41% complication risks. It is still unclear why it has a high risk of complications compared to other neurosurgical operations. Older patients and male patients have higher rates of complication.
The possible risk of complications that can occur after cranioplasty includes bone flap resorption, bacterial infection, hematoma, wound dehiscence, seizures, cerebrospinal fluid leakage, and hygroma.