Step 8 Harvesting Cranial Bone Grafts

One of the many advantages of the coronal approach is that cranial bone graft harvesting is facilitated. An incision through the periosteum allows exposure for harvesting a bone graft (Fig. 623). Closure of the periosteum proceeds scalp closure. Alternatively, subperiosteal dissection posteriorly from the point of the original coronal incision also exposes the cranium for harvesting bone grafts.

Figure 6-23 Bone graft harvest using the coronal approach.

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