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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||16|
|Journal||Otolaryngologic Clinics of North America|
|State||Published - 1994|
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