What does your patient say about an uncovered burr hole?
Cranial COVER is a postoperative cranial burr hole cover system made of PEEK-OPTIMA™, whose function is to completely cover the burr hole, thus avoiding postoperative skin concavities.
Its ultra low profile (< 0.3 mm) and enhanced adaptability brings excellence in cosmesis and protection. This system provides a ready-to-use, sterile implant, which is placed without the need of any specific instrumentation.
A prospective multicentric registry to assess the safety and performance of a polymeric cranial burr hole covering system: the cover registry
Asencio-Cortés C, Villalba G, De Vilalta A, Serrano L, Gabarrós A.
This is a multi-centric, prospective, post-marketing clinical registryto assess the safety and clinical performance of a new polymeric burr hole covering device (Cranial COVER, NEOS Surgery) in common neurosurgical practice.
Thirty-two patients have been included in the study (three Spanish centres), and 16 of them have already finished the 6 months follow-up. A total of 88 burr holes were performed in those patients, of which 43 were covered with Cranial COVER. After implantation, 97.4% of devices completely covered the burr hole, and 100% ended perfectly adapted to the skull surface. Surgeon satisfaction was very high (81%) or high (19%) in all the procedures. No adverse events related with the device or its implantation were reported. There were no scalp depressions in any of the covered burr-holes, while there where present in 80% of the uncovered burr-holes. Patients ranked 9.1±1.3 (over 10) its satisfaction with the cosmetic results.
Conclusion: Cranial COVER is a safe and reliable burr-hole covering system that offers excellent cosmetic results.