Cranioplasty Moulds

Cranioplasty moulds

The Cranioplasty mould is a patient-specific mould that is used intraoperatively to produce a PMMA (polymethyl methacrylate) cranioplasty prosthesis.

Once the CT scan has been converted to a virtual 3D model, the patient-specific implant is designed on the patient's defect. The affected anatomy and the cranioplasty prosthesis is then manufactured with the use of 3D printing. A two-part platinum based silicone mould is made for the prosthesis. The moulds are delivered to the clinical team non-sterile. (click here for sterilisation parameters) The mould is autoclaved and used in theatre to recreate the prosthesis with PMMA.

> Click here to see the surgical technique for the cranioplasty moulds

> Click here to see the scanning protocol for cranioplasty moulds


Cranioplasty moulds


  • Perfect fit to the patient's defect with excellent cosmetic results
  • The most cost-effective cranioplasty solution
  • Reduces surgery time
  • Very simple to use
  • PMMA has the advantage of being inert, radiolucent and non-magnetic
  • Decreases potential complications associated with the use of PMMA
  • Fast turnaround time (5-10 working days)

Click on the video below to see the instructions for use of a cranioplasty mould: