Preservation of the lower third of the face through precise restoration of the missing mandibular unit is essential for maintaining form and function. A well-designed composite flap provides the essential vascular template necessary to support the long-term success of this complex anatomic reconstruction. The free iliac bone flap facilitates immediate reconstruction of the mandible with excellent functional and cosmetic results. Achieving a good result after mandibular demolition is invaluable to a patient's quality of life and allows successful rehabilitation, which is otherwise condemned without application of these principles.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||Atlas of the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinics of North America|
|State||Published - Sep 1 2006|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Oral Surgery