MatrixNeuro Rigid Mesh and Bender

Flat titanium mesh is the preferred material for many surgeons for the reconstruction of large cranial defects. This mesh offers a good balance between contourability and profile on one hand, and reliable rigidity on the other. The larger the defect area, the more important is the rigidity of the mesh.

The new MatrixNeuro Rigid Mesh (Fig 1) offers twice the rigidity of the established MatrixNeuro mesh system without a corresponding increase in thickness (0.6 mm). It can be used with the existing MatrixNeuro Self-drilling Screws, making the combination a rigid construct for a variety of cranial defects in procedures such as reconstruction, fracture repair, craniotomies, and osteotomies.


This extra rigidity was achieved by changing the design of the mesh to a new hourglass pattern with wider bar sections (Fig 2). Its low profile minimizes screw palpability and addresses patients' requirements regarding aesthetics. It is available in the following sizes:

  • 100 x 100 mm
  • 150 x 150 mm
  • 200 x 200 mm
  • 70 mm
  • 100 mm

In addition to the mesh, two new corresponding instruments have been developed. The new reconstruction Mesh Bender allows for the creation of a smooth, gentle contour of the mesh with one hand, and there is also the corresponding new Mesh Cutter (Fig 3, Fig 4). A contraindication exists in areas with active or latent infection or insufficient quantity or quality of bone.

Neurocranial Reconstruction

A presentation delivered by Christian Matula (Austria) and Stephen Lewis (Australia) in 2012.

Optimizing Surgical Cranial Access

A presentation delivered by Christian Matula (Austria) and Stephen Lewis (Australia) in 2017.

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