Facial plast Surg 2019; 35(06): 584-589
DOI: 10.1055/s-0039-1700880
Original Article
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Role of Free Tissue Transfer in Facial Trauma

1  Division of Maxillofacial Oncology & Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, John Peter Smith Health Network, Fort Worth, Texas
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Momofiyin Sokoya
2  Otolaryngology and Facial Plastic Surgery Associates, Fort Worth, Texas
,
Fayette C. Williams
1  Division of Maxillofacial Oncology & Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, John Peter Smith Health Network, Fort Worth, Texas
,
Tom Shokri
3  Department of Otolaryngology, Pennsylvania State University, Hershey, Pennsylvania
,
Yadranko Ducic
2  Otolaryngology and Facial Plastic Surgery Associates, Fort Worth, Texas
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Publication History

Publication Date:
29 November 2019 (online)

Abstract

For large composite traumatic defects of the head and neck, free tissue transfer presents a reconstructive allowing for the reconstitution of both form and function. Furthermore, the ability to provide bulk, soft, and hard tissue, as well as immediate dental rehabilitation, makes free tissue transfer an efficient and attractive option for head and neck reconstruction. Herein, we discuss the utility of free tissue transfer in facial trauma, its problems, complications, and controversies.