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A new technology for cranial surgery

Associate members:

A new technology reduces postoperative complications for patients undergoing decompressive craniectomy.

Christian Ioro-Morin is a QPRN member, a neurosurgeon and a professor-researcher at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences of the University of Sherbrooke. In 2019, Dr. Morin had the idea of opening engineering co-op placements to help solve problems experienced in the hospital setting, specifically in the operating room or intensive care unit. It is in this context that Simon Lapointe had the idea of a dynamic cranial fixation plate.

The goal of this new technology is simple: to reduce post-operative complications for patients undergoing decompressive craniectomy. The purpose of this surgical procedure is to decrease intracranial pressure by removing part of the skull, thus increasing the space in the cranium to allow for brain swelling.

The inventor is in the process of licensing his invention and creating his company in order to make this technology available for clinical application.

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