Rehabilitation of the Work Accident-Related Traumatic Mandible With Iliac Free Flap, Distraction Osteogenesis, and Dental Implants

FINDIK Y., BAYKUL T., AYDIN M. A., Altuntas S., Demirekin Z. B.

JOURNAL OF CRANIOFACIAL SURGERY, vol.28, no.3, 2017 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Mandibular bone defects due to extensive trauma impair occlusion and affect the aesthetics of facial contouring, making it difficult to obtain a satisfactory outcome. Distraction osteogenesis and free flap is an effective and aesthetic treatment option for rehabilating these defects. In this clinical report, the authors present rehabilitation of a wide mandibular traumatic defect due to a workrelated accident with iliac free flap, distraction osteogenesis, and dental implants.