My father was diagnoised with oral cancer 4 1/2 yrs ago and he underwent lower jaw replacement surgery (where a bone from the leg was removed and fitted in lower jaw) followed by radiation theraphy. All his teeth were removed. He then had a few plastic surgeries in an attempt to get dentures. That failed, and it caused the bone to rot and caused a lot of infection. Last week (4 1/2 yrs later) he had to undergo the same surgery where bone from the other leg was removed and they put a flap on the chin as there was a hole due to the infection. Last night, they took him into emergency surgery to undo everything as the flap failed to live and everything was infected. Spoke to docs today and they are unsure what can be done. They might remove a bone from the arm or back or just use soft tissue. He is in a very bad shape. There is a big hole where the chin used to be.
Are there any alternative materials they can use. After the 1st surgery my dad developed pains in his leg and now the other leg maybe affected. What alternatives are there. I cannot see him in such a condition. Please help.