WIT Press

Biomechanical Analysis Of The Human Mandible In Surgical Operations

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/BIO950441

Volume

2

Pages

8

Published

1995

Size

985 kb

Author(s)

N. Inou, K. Maki, S. Motojima, M. Koseki & S. Ujihashi

Abstract

Biomechanical analysis of the human mandible in surgical operations N. Inou," K. Maki,b S. Motojima/ M. Koseki," S. Ujihashi" "Tokyo Institute of Technology, Department of Mechanical and Environmental Informatics, O-Okayama 2-12-1, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 152, Japan ^Showa University, Department of Orthodontics, Ohta-ku, Tokyo 145, Japan "NEC Corporation, Sagamihara, Kanagawa 229, Japan ABSTRACT The ram us split osteotomy was examined from mechanical engineering view points. In order to simulate the mechanical effect caused by the surgical operation, three-dimensional finite element model of the human mandible was proposed. Using the model, we examined the mechanical response during biting after the surgical operation. The computational results showed that the model serves useful knowledge in surgical operations. 1 INTRODUCTION The ram us split osteotomy is a useful technique for a patient who has mandibular skeletal deformity. The surgical technique is a process which splits the bot

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