Fibular Reconstruction of the Maxilla and Mandible with Immediate Implant-Supported Prosthetic Rehabilitation: Jaw in a Day.
Oral Maxillofac Surg Clin North Am
The fibula free flap is a workhorse flap used to reconstruct ablative, osseous defects in the upper and lower jaws. Traditionally, the fibula free flap is inset into the defect freehand; dental implants are placed secondarily; and final prosthetic rehabilitation often occurs more than 1 year after ablative surgery. Virtual surgical planning and rapid prototyping of cutting guides and guide stents for head and neck reconstruction have facilitated improved accuracy in fibular transfer. This article describes the Jaw in a Day technique, allowing maxillary or mandibular resection, fibular free flap reconstruction, immediate implant placement, and prosthetic rehabilitation in a single operation.
Patel, Ashish; Harrison, Phillip; Cheng, Allen; Bray, Brian; and Bell, Richard Bryan, "Fibular Reconstruction of the Maxilla and Mandible with Immediate Implant-Supported Prosthetic Rehabilitation: Jaw in a Day." (2019). Articles, Abstracts, and Reports. 1854.