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Pinwheel-Shaped Titanium Plates Should Be Fixed to the Skull Using All Screw Holes to Protect the Plates from Being Bent

Figure 1

Change in shape of a pinwheel-shaped titanium mini plate. (a) A titanium plate that had been inserted during cranioplasty 16 years previously is protruding from the scalp through a circular defect. (b) Three-dimensional computed tomography (3D-CT) scan image showing that part of the titanium plate has been bent upwards. (c) After surgical removal, the bend in the plate is clearly visible.

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