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

J Craniofac Surg. 2017 May;28(3):e238-e239. doi: 10.1097/SCS.0000000000003466.


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 work-related accident with iliac free flap, distraction osteogenesis, and dental implants.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Accidents, Occupational*
  • Adult
  • Bone Transplantation
  • Dental Implantation, Endosseous
  • Dental Implants*
  • Free Tissue Flaps*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Mandibular Injuries / rehabilitation*
  • Mandibular Injuries / surgery*
  • Osteogenesis, Distraction*


  • Dental Implants