Comparison of miniplates and biodegradable plates in reconstruction of the mandible with a fibular free flap.


Miniplates and reconstruction plates are usually used to fix a fibular free flap, the gold standard in reconstruction of large segmental mandibular defects. Though biodegradable plates are used in orthognathic operations and repair of fractures nowadays, we know of no studies of the use of biodegradable plates in the reconstruction of segmental mandibular… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.bjoms.2014.11.010