Severely atrophic comminuted fractures of the mandible often have inadequate bone stock available to allow for adequate rigid fixation and subsequent progression to union. Grafting with rib, iliac crest or a variety of allograft materials is required in order to increase the success rate of the repair in this patient population. In this article, we report our favourable experience in using a fibula microvascular free tissue transfer for the treatment of a particularly challenging patient with a fractured atrophic mandible. Secondary implant rehabilitation completed the reconstruction. This method may represent an alternative in the treatment of fractures of the severely atrophic mandible in select individuals.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Journal of Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgery|
|State||Published - Oct 2003|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Oral Surgery