To treat a traumatic brain injury, surgeons may perform a decompressive craniectomy, where a piece of the skull is removed to give the brain room to temporarily swell and heal. In some cases, our neuroplastic team can place the original bone back into position. Other times, the bone needs to be discarded due to a risk of infection or the bone being broken down by the body (resorption). Our multidisciplinary team can help reconstruct the missing skull with a customized cranial implant — similar to a hip or knee replacement.
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