Evaluation of prebent miniplates in fixation of Le Fort I advancement osteotomy with the finite element method


Coşkunses F. M. , Kan B. , Mutlu İ. , Cilasun U., Çelik T.

JOURNAL OF CRANIO-MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY, vol.43, pp.1505-1510, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 43
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.jcms.2015.07.004
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF CRANIO-MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.1505-1510
  • Keywords: Finite element analysis, Le Fort I osteotomy, Prebent plates, RIGID INTERNAL-FIXATION, MAXILLARY ADVANCEMENT, ORTHOGNATHIC SURGERY, FRACTURE REDUCTION, 2-JAW SURGERY, BITE FORCE, STABILITY, TITANIUM, SYSTEMS, PLATE

Abstract

The stability of segments after Le Fort I osteotomy first attracted the researcher's interest when the surgical concept was conceived. Prebent plates are the ultimate modification of plate systems in craniofacial surgery; they have two right angles and are available in different lengths for use in maxillary advancement surgery.