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Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences 2004 March;48(1):55-6

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Cranial bone flap fixation with microplates and screws: a new application technique. Technical note

Di Lorenzo N. 1, Mouchaty H. 1, Shamsaldin M. 1, Gallina P. 1, Maleci A. 2

1 Neurosurgical Clinic University of Florence, Florence, Italy
2 Neurosurgical Clinic University of Cagliari, Cagliari, Italy


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A new technique of microplates/screws application for bone flap refixation is described. The microplates are fitted into a shaped bone groove in such a way that the hardware is flush with the edges of the groove thus avoiding definite palpable scalp prominence of the skin under hairless portions of the scalp.

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