Patient Specific Implant  -  PSI 

Patient Specific Implants are designed and produced according to patient derived CT data, facilitating reconstructive surgery.

Patient Specific Implant  -  PSI

Features & Benefits

Quality materials

PEEK Optima-LT (polyetheretherketone)

  • Engineered for strength, stability and biocompatibility
  • Radiolucent (reduced MRI artifact)
  • Surgeon can determine plate and screw placement during surgery
  • Light weight

Commercially pure titanium

  • Ultra-high strength
  • Radiopaque
  • Excellent biocompatibility
  • Autoclavable - withstands repeated sterilization
  • Requires the use of Synthes Low Profile Neuro plate and screw fixation system
  • Requires the use of Synthes 1.6mm titanium machine screws (488.066) for attachment of plates to implant 

Autoclavable - withstands repeated sterilization
Can be used with DePuy Synthes standard 1.3mm to 2.0mm cranial and craniofacial fixation systems

Esthetic results with short turnaround time

  • Better anatomic fit versus conventional fixation/reconstruction methods*
  • Reduced operating time compared to traditional reconstruction methods that require extensive contouring*
  • Satisfying aesthetic results for surgeon and patient*
  • Suitable materials for definitive treatment
  • Any necessary modifications of a PEEK implant (e.g. drainage, monitoring devices) can be performed in the OR with standard instruments
  • Implant fixation with DePuy Synthes plates and screw systems
  • Short turnaround time

Can be used with surgical guides for primary reconstruction

Osteotomy guide for cranial vault reconstruction (polyamide) available for primary reconstruction

Supporting Documentation



Comprehensive Solutions for Neurosurgeons

Comprehensive Solutions for the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon

Value Analysis Brief for Cranioplasty with Patient Specific Implant

Cranioplasty Algorithm


* F. Jalbert, F. Lauwers, F.Rev Stomatol Chir Maxillofac Chir Orale. 2013 Aug 1. Pii:S2213-6533(13)00183-3. Results from case studies are not predictive of results in other cases. Results in other cases may vary.

Indication Statement

Patient specific cranial/craniofacial implants are intended for the replacement of bony voids in the cranial/craniofacial skeleton.
Please refer to the surgical technique guide or package inserts if included for a complete list of indications, contraindications, precautions and warnings. For further information on DePuy Synthes Products, please contact your DePuy Synthes Sales Consultant