The neurocutaneous free fibula flap in mandibular reconstruction

M. J. O'Leary, P. J. Martin, R. E. Hayden

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Abstract

Despite the delayed application of the free fibula flap to mandibular reconstruction, its recognition as a reliable, sensate skin paddle combined with enough bone to repair any mandibular defect and offer bicortical fixation of osseointegrated implants has proved the free fibula flap to be a 'workhorse' in the repair of composite mandibular defects. The low donor site morbidity slightly eases the wait for the molecular reconstructive 'cocktails' from the shelf of the next millennium.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1081-1096
Number of pages16
JournalOtolaryngologic Clinics of North America
Volume27
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 1 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology

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