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Microsurgical reconstruction of posttraumatic high-energy maxillary defects: establishing the effectiveness of early reconstruction.

Authors
  • Rodriguez, Eduardo D
  • Martin, Mark
  • Bluebond-Langner, Rachel
  • Khalifeh, Marwan
  • Singh, Navin
  • Manson, Paul N
Type
Published Article
Journal
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Publisher
Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer) - Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication Date
Dec 01, 2007
Volume
120
Issue
7 Suppl 2
Identifiers
PMID: 18090733
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The classification scheme presented centers on the missing maxillary subunits. The reconstructive algorithm is based on the type of defect, tissue requirement, and donor tissues necessary to restore facial projection and prosthodontic rehabilitation. Iliac crest and fibula bone free flaps are ideal for restoring a variety of traumatic maxillary defects. The authors advocate early reconstructive intervention using vascularized bone flaps to achieve superior functional and cosmetic outcomes.

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