Simultaneous Reconstruction of Both Facial Paralysis and Temporomandibular Joint Ankylosis With a Composite Flap From Dorsum of Foot

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Abstract

Free extensor digitorum brevis muscle flap in facial paralysis, and the second metatarsophalangeal joint flap is used at the temporomandibular joint reconstruction for a long time. Anatomically, these flaps can be harvested through even the same pedicle flap even on the same regions. Literature is available of their usage along with the use of hand and upper extremity reconstruction. Unlike this example, the authors have used these flaps in maxillofacial region where facial paralysis and temporomandibular joint reconstruction will be performed together. In this study, clinical report and surgical details of this flap have been shared.

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