Can I Participate In Contact Sports After Getting A Custom Skull Implant?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I read that your office offers skull implants to grow an inch or so in height. I was wondering if it is safe for the implant to remain permanently and if it is okay to resume contact sports (football / kickboxing) after this procedure.

A: Skull implants, once placed, are permanent and, as an unintended purpose, actually acts a bumper on the skull adding a layer of protection. So participation in sports remains possible after having a skull implant placed. There are no known long term adverse effects from an indwelling skull implant that are known at this time.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana