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What kinds of bone plates used in cranio-facial surgery?
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
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In brief: Usually titanium
Plates and screws used in craniofacial surgery are usually titanium. Some are stainless steel or cobalt-chromium.
There are also resorbable (absorbed by the body over time) non-metal plates and screws.

In brief: Usually titanium
Plates and screws used in craniofacial surgery are usually titanium. Some are stainless steel or cobalt-chromium.
There are also resorbable (absorbed by the body over time) non-metal plates and screws.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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Dr. David Motoki
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: Facial Bone Plates
Cranio-facial surgery in infants can be performed with absorbable plates and screws.
Procedures in older children and adults are usually performed with titanium plates and screws that remain in place unless they cause problems that require their removal.

In brief: Facial Bone Plates
Cranio-facial surgery in infants can be performed with absorbable plates and screws.
Procedures in older children and adults are usually performed with titanium plates and screws that remain in place unless they cause problems that require their removal.
Dr. David Motoki
Dr. David Motoki
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