Can I Use Bone Cements For A Brow Bone Defect?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I have a dime size dent in my brow/forehead area from forehead reconstruction surgery, I had done 3 years ago. I was wondering how much for bone cement in that area?

A: Thank you for your inquiry. Bone cement is one option for placement into the brow bone defect…but not the only option. That is a difficult area to get bone cement into without wide open access. The concept of injectable bone cements would not apply to a brow bone defect area for a variety of reasons. Thus I would opt for an endoscopic approach where ePTFE (Goretex) sheeting could be more easily and reliably placed.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana