BMJ Case Reports 2014; doi:10.1136/bcr-2014-203601

Reconstruction of the maxilla using a fibula graft and virtual planning techniques

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  1. Jens Ahm Sørensen2
  1. 1Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Odense University Hospital, Odense, Denmark
  2. 2Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Odense University Hospital, Odense, Denmark
  1. Correspondence to Dr Kristian Rude,Kristian_rude{at}
  • Accepted 4 April 2014
  • Published 14 May 2014


Use of a vascularised free fibula flap has been a popular method of osseous reconstruction because of its adequate length and acceptance of dental implants. In this article we describe a case of maxillary reconstruction in which virtual planning techniques and rapid prototyping were used to insert a microvascular osteomyocutaneous fibula graft, Medpor implant, and immediate dental implants.

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