Vertical distraction osteogenesis of fibula transplants for mandibular reconstruction--a preliminary study.


INTRODUCTION When reconstructing the mandible after tumour resection with a fibular graft, the mandible is often vertically deficient, making placement of dental implants impossible. PATIENTS Segmental vertical distraction of the reconstructed mandible was performed in nine patients following tumour surgery between February 1998 and 2001. Their age was 14… (More)


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