Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2016  |  Volume : 19  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 140--144

Biomechanical analysis of titanium fixation plates and screws in sagittal split ramus osteotomies


F Atik1, MS Ataš2, A Ízkan3, Y Kılınš2, M Arslan2 
1 Department of Biomedical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering,Institute of science, Düzce University, Ankara, Turkey
2 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Faculty of Dentistry, Gazi University, Ankara, Turkey
3 Department of Biomedical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Düzce University, Düzce, Turkey

Correspondence Address:
M Arslan
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Faculty of Dentistry, Gazi University, Emek, Ankara
Turkey

Objective: The aim of the study was to evaluate the mechanical behavior of three different fixation methods used in the bilateral sagittal split ramus osteotomy. Materials and Methods: Three different three-dimensional finite element models were created, each corresponding to three different fixation methods. The mandibles were fixed with double straight 4-hole, square 4-hole, and 5-hole Y plates. 150 N incisal occlusal loads were simulated on the distal segments. ANSYS software ((v 10; ANSYS Inc., Canonsburg, PA) was used to calculate the Von Mises stresses on fixative appliances. Results: The highest Von Mises stress values were found in Y plate. The lowest values were isolated in double straight plate group. Conclusions: It was concluded that the use of double 4-hole straight plates provided the sufficient stability on the osteotomy site when compared with the other rigid fixation methods used in this study.


How to cite this article:
Atik F, Ataš M S, Ízkan A, Kılınš Y, Arslan M. Biomechanical analysis of titanium fixation plates and screws in sagittal split ramus osteotomies.Niger J Clin Pract 2016;19:140-144


How to cite this URL:
Atik F, Ataš M S, Ízkan A, Kılınš Y, Arslan M. Biomechanical analysis of titanium fixation plates and screws in sagittal split ramus osteotomies. Niger J Clin Pract [serial online] 2016 [cited 2022 Oct 3 ];19:140-144
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