The use of fluoride for the prevention of chronic intracranial implant dislodgment

Bryan K. Yamamoto, Charles L. Kutscher

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A procedure is described for treating the skull with an acidulated fluoride solution at the time of intracranial implantation of cannulas or electrodes. Fluoride has a stabilizing effect on the hydroxyapatite structure of bones and teeth. In our experience, fluoride has reduced the incidence of dislodgment of intacranially implanted appliances.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)663-664
Number of pages2
JournalPharmacology, Biochemistry and Behavior
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 1981



  • Fluoride
  • Intracranial implants

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Toxicology
  • Pharmacology
  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Biological Psychiatry
  • Behavioral Neuroscience

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