• The consequences of substantial mandibular loss usually are disturbances in mastication and often in cosmesis. In an attempt to arrive at an easy and reliable technique of reconstructing mandibular defects, a selected group of patients were treated using rigid, implantable reconstruction plates. These were used to provide continuity and stability for the residual mandible with or without the use of graft materials. These have included autogenous fresh, irradiated, or frozen bone, and polytetrafluoroethylene carbon fiber sponge (Proplast). A discussion of the principles and technique of using reconstruction plates is outlined.
(Arch Otolaryngol 1983;109:333-337)
Strelzow VV. Mandibular Reconstruction Using Implantable Stabilization Plates. Arch Otolaryngol. 1983;109(5):333–337. doi:10.1001/archotol.1983.00800190055014
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