Mandibular Reconstruction: Beyond the Fibula Mon, Sep 23 7:00-8:30 a.m.

Mandibular reconstruction after trauma or tumor extirpation is commonly performed with a free tissue transfer involving the fibular.

This instructional course will allow the panelists to each present a different flap (their flap of choice) when free fibular reconstruction is either not needed or not feasible. The instructors will discuss how they harvest the flap, technical pearls for insetting the flaps, and lessons learned from utilizing the flap presented.

At the end of this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. The learner will outline different flaps for mandibular reconstruction when a fibula is not available;
  2. The learner will discuss how the flap is harvested and utilized for mandibular reconstruction;
  3. The learner will identify positive and negative aspects related to flaps used for mandibular reconstruction when a fibular flap is not an option.

Program Subject to Change

Accreditation: The American Society of Plastic Surgeons® (ASPS) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation: The ASPS designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.