The inner table calvarial bone graft harvest: a source of primary bone graft in the management of craniomaxillofacial skeletal injuries

The inner table calvarial bone graft harvest: a source of primary bone graft in the management of... Increased mechanization and pace of life have increased road traffic accidents and other grievous injuries in the past few years. These patients frequently have complicated injuries involving soft tissue and the craniomaxillofacial skeleton. The extracorporeal harvest of the inner table of the calvaria for reconstruction of craniofacial defects following trauma has been explored in this study. Twelve patients of craniomaxillofacial injuries were considered in this study from November 2007 to November 2009 (2 years). The inner table of the calvaria was utilized as a source of bone graft in patients who required concomitant craniectomy for management of associated intracranial injuries in this study. No complications pertaining to bone graft harvest or fixation were noted in any of the patients. All patients were satisfied with the aesthetic and functional outcome. The ease of bone graft harvest, along with marked absence of complications, makes this method an attractive and safe alternative for bone graft harvest, which may even be extended for the application in situations requiring elective cranioplasty. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png European Journal of Plastic Surgery Springer Journals

The inner table calvarial bone graft harvest: a source of primary bone graft in the management of craniomaxillofacial skeletal injuries

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Publisher
Springer Journals
Copyright
Copyright © 2010 by Springer-Verlag
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Plastic Surgery
ISSN
0930-343X
eISSN
1435-0130
D.O.I.
10.1007/s00238-010-0460-2
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Abstract

Increased mechanization and pace of life have increased road traffic accidents and other grievous injuries in the past few years. These patients frequently have complicated injuries involving soft tissue and the craniomaxillofacial skeleton. The extracorporeal harvest of the inner table of the calvaria for reconstruction of craniofacial defects following trauma has been explored in this study. Twelve patients of craniomaxillofacial injuries were considered in this study from November 2007 to November 2009 (2 years). The inner table of the calvaria was utilized as a source of bone graft in patients who required concomitant craniectomy for management of associated intracranial injuries in this study. No complications pertaining to bone graft harvest or fixation were noted in any of the patients. All patients were satisfied with the aesthetic and functional outcome. The ease of bone graft harvest, along with marked absence of complications, makes this method an attractive and safe alternative for bone graft harvest, which may even be extended for the application in situations requiring elective cranioplasty.

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European Journal of Plastic SurgerySpringer Journals

Published: Oct 1, 2010

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