IMPLANT INFORMATION about the Nervous System

What … for? (Indications)

1)    Hard structures
Bone substitutes and/or fixing materials are used to maintain bone structures of the skull or spine after e.g. diseases or traumata.

2)   Soft structures
Membranes, nerves, brain is used to maintain or reconstruct soft tissues.

3)   Fluids
Fluids are substituted to manage the flow of fluids.

4)   Nerv (influencing)
Nerv influencing implants are used to stimulate or influence nerves or brain, e. g. at chronic pain (neurostimulation).

Numbers n/a
Times n/a
too individual
 medicalQuite specific. General surgical contraindications.
during surgerySpecific
Risksduring surgerySpecific
Risks in this chapter are quite specific and cannot be calculated generallyshort termInflammation, repulsion, injury of neighbouring structures, thrombosis, hematoma, injury of nerves or vessels, hemorrhage.
long termNo improvement, loosening, dislocation, osteolysis, chronic inflammation, chronic pain, systemic influence.
Failuresn/a, e.g. mechanical trauma, too many varieties
Materialhardautologoussaving defect parts
  allogenicGranules, Blocks, 3D-planned individual parts
xenogenousGranules, Blocks, 3D-planned individual parts
alloplasticTitanium (TiAl6V4 a.o.)
Polyethylen (Teflon)
TCP (Tricalciumphosphat)
HA (Hydroxyapatite)
Poly (L-lactide-co-D, L-Lactide) 70:30
softAbsorbable collagen tube
 Acellular, sterile, porcine dermal matrix
Bovine deep flexor tendon
Bovine pericardium
Synthetische Dura mater Polyester Urethane


Literature–   BasicHead and face reconstruction
Skull base reconstruction
Deep brain stimulationKumar K, et al. Spinal cord stimulation versus conventional medical management for neuropathic pain: a multicentre randomized controlled trial in patients with failed back surgery syndrome. Pain. 2007;132:179-188.
–  Problemsn/a, single case reports
–  Science/FutureBrain computer Interface
Selected Patient InformationAANS
Medical Societiesdealing with this subject are listed here
Register for PatientsMedtronic/Registry for deep brain stimulation systems: two protocols titled the Implantable Systems Performance Registry (ISPR) and the Product Surveillance Registry (PSR).

In the register of the registries you can check which ones are available.

If your implant is not covered:
The Implant-Register offers registration of implants online (fee) and you can download a printable version for your personal use.


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