Iliac Crest Graft

  • Thomas Mücke
  • Stephan Haarmann


Although several donor sites are available for maxillofacial bone reconstruction, the use of iliac crest bone grafts, either with spongiosa or bone blocks, is still one of the main choices in the clinical treatment, especially if a large amount of bone is required to correct severe bone defect of the jaw. The correct surgical approach, as well as the individual plan for the site of augmentation considering the prosthetic concept preoperatively, makes this type of bone very reliable. Its use offers several options even in complicated cases. In the following chapter, different types of bone grafts are illustrated and explained in detail for the use in daily clinical treatments.


Iliac crest Bone grafts Augmentation Maxilla Mandible 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Thomas Mücke
    • 1
    • 2
  • Stephan Haarmann
    • 3
  1. 1.Department Oral Maxillofacial-Plastic SurgeryMalteser Clinic, St. JosefshospitalKrefeld-UerdingenGermany
  2. 2.Department of Oral and Maxillofacial SurgeryTechnische Universität München, Klinikum rechts der IsarMunichGermany
  3. 3.Private Practice of Oral, Maxillofacial and Plastic SurgeryLippstadtGermany

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