Comparison of vascularized osteoperiosteal femur flaps and nonvascularized femur grafts for reconstruction of mandibular defects: an experimental study.

@article{Benlidayi2009ComparisonOV,
  title={Comparison of vascularized osteoperiosteal femur flaps and nonvascularized femur grafts for reconstruction of mandibular defects: an experimental study.},
  author={Mehmet Emre Benlidayi and Alexander J. Gaggl and Heinz K Buerger and Mehmet K{\"u}rkç{\"u} and Hakki Unl{\"u}genç and Danyal Onal and S. C. Polat and Leman Sencar},
  journal={Journal of oral and maxillofacial surgery : official journal of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons},
  year={2009},
  volume={67 6},
  pages={1174-83}
}
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to compare the vascularized osteoperiosteal femur flaps (VFFs) and the nonvascularized femur grafts (NVFGs) for reconstruction of the mandibular defects of pigs. MATERIALS AND METHODS Eight adult domestic pigs were used. The defects created in the mandibular angle were reconstructed with VFFs in 4 pigs (group 1) and NVFGs… CONTINUE READING