Chuan-Fong Yao(abstract1)

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How to Harvest a Corticocancellous Graft from the Medial Ramus of Mandible

Bone grafts are frequently needed during orthognathic surgery for either structural support or contouring. We preferred harvest bone graft from sites adjacent to our surgical field. Medial surface of mandible angle and sub-coronoid medial ramus are the most common donor sites in our practice. We will present the detailed techniques, indications, clinical applications and possible complications in this lecture.


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