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Maxillofacial Reconstruction Using Vascularized Fibula Free Flaps and Endosseous Implants

Stavan Y Patel, Dongsoo D Kim, Ghali E Ghali
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinics of North America 2019 March 4
Maxillofacial subunit reconstruction using vascularized fibula free flap and endosseous implants is a complex and exciting topic. Use of this technique has profoundly improved patients' function, form, and quality of life. This article outlines the goals and requirements of reconstruction and patient selection. Current data are examined and issues related to flap selection, irradiation, primary versus secondary implant placement, timing and type of implants, use of virtual surgical planning, soft-tissue management, and prosthesis selection fabrication are discussed. Careful planning, communication, and collaboration between reconstructive surgeons and prosthodontists are critical in achieving optimal and stable long-term outcomes.


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