metal plate in the head
A flat plate used to cover large defects of the skull following major trauma or the need to decompress the brain.
4–14% of polymethylmethacrylate plates and 3–10% of hydroxyapatite-based implants require replacement. In a review of 26 patients with computer-assisted design/computer-assisted modelled (CAD/CAM) titanium implants followed for 8 years. 68% described their outcomes as excellent, 24% as good, 8% as fair; 84% were pain free; 88% were satisfied with the cosmetic results provided by the CAD/CAMsystem.
Not for anything, mate, I’d think that cosmetic results would be the least concern for someone who needs a metal plate
Synonym Cranioplasty plate
Reference Neurosurg Focus 26 (6):E10, 2009