Fibula Free Flap

What is a fibula free flap?

  • A fibula free flap is when an area of tissue and bone is taken is taken from one of your bones in the lower leg (fibula).
  • This flap is often used to reconstruct areas in your mouth that require replacement bone following surgery for head and neck cancer.
  • The flap is a living graft which means that the blood vessels in the flap are then connected to the blood vessels in the mouth


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