Inferior angle of the scapula as a vascularized bone graft: an anatomic study.

@article{Sundine2000InferiorAO,
  title={Inferior angle of the scapula as a vascularized bone graft: an anatomic study.},
  author={Michael James Sundine and V. I. Sharobaro and Ivana Ljubic and Robert D. Acland and G. R. Tobin},
  journal={Journal of reconstructive microsurgery},
  year={2000},
  volume={16 3},
  pages={207-11}
}
In reconstructing patients with massive midface losses, the authors required a vascularized bone graft that could be used to reconstruct the palate and orbital floor, provide vertical maxillary support, and provide soft tissue. The inferior angle of the scapula appears to be a promising source of vascularized bone stock, and until now, there has been no clear description of its vascular anatomy. The purpose of this study was to define the vascular anatomy of the inferior angle of the scapula… CONTINUE READING