A 33-year-old female asked:
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bone flap reattachment after brain surgery, wires vs plates, differences?

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Dr. Todd Abbott
24 years experience Pathology
I am not sure: I am not sure. Lets see if someone else with expertise in neurosurgery will answer your question.
Answered on Oct 23, 2018
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Dr. Andrea Scherer
10 years experience Neurosurgery
I have never used wires. Maybe in other countries they still do, but here in North America we generally use plates and screws.
Oct 23, 2018

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