Are Custom Skull Implants Possible?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I had a question. I found this fantastic site that distributes custom implants and CT-Bone via 3D printing.

I am no doctor but it seemed absolutely amazing to me, and I was wondering if the custom implants you provide would be able to be made with such versatility?

CT-Bone for facial asymmetries (Xilloc)

I am very interested in skull reshaping surgery, and I would love to work with implants that are this customly designed. Would it be possible?

I am not sure how distribution works for implants among surgeons, but this site has impressed me wildly.

A: There is nothing unique in the world of 3D implant designing that this manufacturer does. That is common technology today. The designer and manufacturer that I work with on all my custom skull and facial implants, 3D Systems, has capabilities that exceed the company to which you refer.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana