Bone Grafts

  • Sam Naficy
  • Shan R. Baker


When a nasal defect involves all or part of the bony pyramid, the missing portion of the nasal bone is usually replaced with autologous bone grafts. Bone grafts are sculpted to fit the defect and are secured to the remaining bony and cartilage framework. It is necessary for vascularized tissue to nourish both surfaces of bone grafts. The most common donor sites for autologous bone grafts used in nasal reconstruction are the cranium, rib, and septum.


Bone Graft Fixation Plate Nasal Bone Frontal Bone Autologous Bone Graft 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of Michigan School of MedicineAnn ArborUSA

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