Osteocutaneous radial forearm free flap in nonmandible head and neck reconstruction

@article{Ahmad2017OsteocutaneousRF,
  title={Osteocutaneous radial forearm free flap in nonmandible head and neck reconstruction},
  author={Faisal I. Ahmad and Casey Means and Alex B. Labby and Scott Troob and Javier D Gonzalez and Michael M. Kim and Ryan J Li and Mark K Wax},
  journal={Head \& Neck},
  year={2017},
  volume={39},
  pages={1888 - 1893}
}
The osteocutaneous radial forearm free flap (RFFF) is a versatile flap primarily used to reconstruct composite defects involving the mandible. The purpose of this study was to describe our experience with this flap for nonmandible reconstruction. 
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