Multiplanar distraction osteogenesis of fibula free flaps used for secondary reconstruction of traumatic maxillary defects

Eduardo DeJesus Rodriguez, Mark Martin, Rachel Bluebond-Langner, Paul N. Manson

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Abstract

Traumatic maxillary bone loss, if not treated acutely, is accompanied by contracture of the overlying soft tissue envelope and loss of facial projection in three dimensions. Reconstruction aimed at replacing the bony architecture, expanding the soft tissue envelope and establishing a platform for dental rehabilitation can be accomplished in a staged approach. We present two patients who underwent replacement of missing maxillary segments with a free fibula flap, followed by distraction of the free fibula in three dimensions and eventual dental rehabilitation with osseo-integrated implants.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)883-888
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Craniofacial Surgery
Volume17
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2006

Keywords

  • Distraction osteogenesis
  • Fibula osteoseptocutaneous flap
  • Maxillary reconstruction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology

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