Will The PMMA Material Used In Skull Reshaping Last A Lifetime?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I have a general question for you regarding PMMA for skull reshaping. Does PMMA last a lifetime? Are there ever cases where there are infections or consequences years later?

A: PMMA material will last a lifetime as it can never degrade or breakdown. I have never seen any long-term medical consequences with its use in 30 years such as delayed infections or any other adverse soft tissue responses.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana