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Kong, L., Sun, Y., Hu, K., Liu, Y., Li, D., Qiu, Z., et al. (2008) Selections of the Cylinder Implant Neck Taper and Implant End Fillet for Optimal Biomechanical Properties: A Three-Dimensional Finite Element Analysis. Journal of Biomechanics, 41, 1124-1130.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jbiomech.2007.12.013

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  • TITLE: Three-Dimensional Finite Elemental Analysis of Bone Stress near an Implant Placed at the Border between Mandible and Fibular Graft in Mandibular Reconstruction

    AUTHORS: Yukawa Ken, Tachikawa Noriko, Kasugai Shohei

    KEYWORDS: Finite Elemental Analysis, Mandibular Reconstruction, Fibular Graft, Dental Implant, Stress Analysis

    JOURNAL NAME: Open Journal of Regenerative Medicine, Vol.4 No.4, November 13, 2015

    ABSTRACT: Purpose: The aim of the present study was to use finite elemental analysis (FEA) to evaluate bone stress near an implant placed at the border between the mandible and fibular graft in mandibular reconstruction. Materials and Methods: A fibular model (FM) and transplantation model (TM) were constructed for FEA. In TM, mandible was on the mesial side and the fibular graft was on the distal side. The implant was positioned at the center of both bone models. In TM, it was placed on the border between the mandible and fibular graft. A 10-mm implant was used in the monocortical model and a 15-mm implant was used in the bicortical model. The loading force was set at 100 N, the angle was set at 90°, and the loading position was set as center, mesial, or distal on the upper surface of the prosthesis. Von Mises equivalent stress values of the bone near the implant collar and apex at the middle line between buccal and lingual side were measured. Results: In all models, stress values were significantly lower with center loading than with distal loading and mesial loading. In center loading, the stress values were significantly lower in the bicortical model than in the monocortical model. There were no significant differences in stress values between FM and TM in all conditions. Conclusions: Bone stress was least with the center loading position, which was further decreased by bicortical fixation. There was no increase in mechanical stress associated with placing an implant at the border between the mandible and the fibular graft.