Primary mandibular reconstruction using the AO reconstruction plate

The Laryngoscope
J M Chow, J H Hill

Abstract

Primary reconstruction of segmental defects of the mandible following cancer resection remains a major problem. In 1976, a stainless steel plate was developed by AO/ASIF (Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Osteosynthesefragen/Association for the Study of Internal Fixation) for mandibular reconstruction. This plate completely stabilizes both mandibular stumps without the need for intermaxillary or external fixation. In addition, when bone grafting is performed, the design of this plate promotes revascularization by allowing maximal contact between grafted cancellous bone and surrounding soft tissue. Since April 1985, we have used this reconstruction plate in six patients undergoing composite resection. The technique did not compromise cancer resection, excessively prolong operating time, or alter postoperative management. All six patients have retained the AO reconstruction plate and have been reconstructed successfully with achievement of satisfactory function and cosmesis.

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