Resinous Compounds, Cranial
Definition : Resin composite materials (compounds) appropriate for skull-defect repair (i.e., cranioplasty). These compounds typically consist of self-curing acrylic resin (e.g., polymethyl methacrylate) or a two-part resinous material of several compositions, frequently including methyl ester of methacrylic acid. Cranial resinous compounds may be conformed as an inert implant (i.e., allograft) in the appropriate shape (e.g., plate) needed to repair the skull defect, using intraoperatively cured solid compositions or preoperatively fabricated porous custom implants. They are used also as bone cement for cranioplasty.
UMDC code : 16131