Simultaneous Placement of Endosseous Implants in Free Fibula Flap for Reconstruction of Mandibular Resection Defects

Abhay N. Datarkar, Surendra Daware, Sudhanshu Kothe, Peleg Oren, Mijiritsky Eitan

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Abstract

Functional reconstruction of the jaw defect due to tumor resection poses a challenging problem in maxillofacial surgery. Large bone defects in the mandible due to ablation for tumors may generate a series of problems, as far as function and esthetics of the patient is concerned. The use of free bone flaps for mandibular reconstruction has the obvious advantage of being a well vascularized tissue that can withstand the hostile environment of the oral cavity. Fibular bone presents favorable conditions for implant-supported prosthetic rehabilitation, due to its diameter and the good quality of its cortical bone. The outcome of current study supports the use of simultaneous placement of endosseous implants in free fibula flap for reconstruction of mandibular resection defects with better clinical, aesthetic, and functional outcomes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e483-e485
JournalJournal of Craniofacial Surgery
Volume31
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jul 2020

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