This atlas deals with the standard technique used for reconstructing the mandible and the maxilla - the fibula flap. The reader will find useful information on all issues that are important in the surgical procedure, including the use of CAD-CAM technology (Computer Assisted Technology), bone synthesis and flap modelling. The editors draw on their 30 years of experience to provide a step-by-step description of this surgical procedure. With the help of numerous illustrations, the reader will learn the technical, functional and aesthetic developments since 1989 when this technique was first described.
Plastic surgeons, otorhinolaryngologists and oral- and maxillofacial surgeons will find this book a valuable guide to the sophisticated principles of jaw reconstruction and how to apply them in their everyday practice.
Professor Giorgio De Santis finished his medical studies in 1979 at the University of Modena, Italy and continued working there as assistant consultant. From 1986 until 1988, he was a research fellow at the Bernard O`Brien Institute of Microsurgery at the University of Melbourne, Australia. In 1993, he specialized in Plastic, Reconstructive and Microvascular surgery at the University of Ancona, Italy. Currently, he is Professor of Plastic and Reconstructive surgery and director of the training program in Plastic surgery at the University of Modena, Italy. Professor De Santis is the author of numerous scientific publications in national and international journals. He gave keynote lectures at the UCLA, Los Angeles and Mayo Clinic, Rochester, USA for example. He has been the president of the Italian Society of Microsurgery 2009-2010 and he has been presiden of the Italian Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 2015-2016, and he is currently Chairman of the WSRM (World Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery) 2019 meeting (Bologna, June 2019 and is also an active member of the EURAPS, the WSRM and the ASRM amongst others.
Peter G. Cordeiro, MD, FACS is a renowned oncologic plastic surgeon with a special expertise in breast reconstruction, head and neck reconstruction, and microsurgical procedures. Within head and neck he has described several defect specific classification systems with algorithms pertaining to free flap reconstruction, particularly in the area of the midface, mandible and the oropharynx. Professor Cordeiro received his undergraduate degree from Harvard College in 1979, M.D. degree from Harvard Medical School in 1983, completed his general surgery residency training at the Harvard Surgical Service in 1989 and plastic surgery residency at New York University in 1991. He additionally completed fellowships in microsurgery at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in 1991 and craniofacial surgery at the University of Miami in 1992. He is currently Professor of Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University and the William G. Cahan Chair in Surgery at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer where he served as Chief of the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center from 2001 to 2016. Professor Cordeiro is the author of more than 300 peer-reviewed publications and book chapters, has served on 8 editorial boards including Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery, and Annals of Plastic Surgery and has delivered over 250 presentations and lectures around the world throughout the Plastic & Reconstructive Surgical community.
Luigi Chiarini graduated with a degree in Medicine in 1980 and in Dentistry in 1983. In 1988, he began working at the Military Hospital of Bologna, Italy, subsequently specializing in maxillofacial surgery in 1990. Since 2005, Luigi Chiarini has been Full Professor of Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy. Since 2009, Professor Chiarini has been chief of the Cranio-maxillo-facial Unit at the University Hospital of Modena, Italy. He has attended many of the major centers of maxillofacial surgery worldwide: Department of Maxillo-facial Surgery at Cologne University (Prof. H.D. Pape); Department of Maxillo-facial Surgery at Strasburg University (Prof. M. Champy); Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at 'Manuel Gea Gonzalez Hospital' in Mexico City (Prof. O. Monasterio); Department of Maxillo-facial Surgery at 'Princeps d'Espanya' in Barcelona; Department of Maxillo-facial Surgery at Zurich University Kinderspital (Prof. M. Perko); Clinic for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at University Hospital Zurich (Prof. H.F. Sailer); Clinique Oto-Rhino-Laryngologique et Chirurgie Cervico-Faciale de l'Université de Montpellier (Prof. Y. Guerrier); Department of Oncological Cranio-maxillo-facial Surgery in 'Istituto Nazionale dei Tumori', Milan. Professor Chiarini has authored more than 45 scientific publications and is a member of the Italian Society of Maxillo-facial Surgery (SICMF).