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Obwegeser, H. (1964) The Indications for Surgical Correction of Mandibular Deformity by the Sagittal Splitting Technique. British Journal of Oral Surgery, 1, 157-171.
https://doi.org/10.1016/S0007-117X(63)80067-0

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  • TITLE: A Finite Element Analysis Study Comparing 3 Internal Fixation Techniques in Mandibular Sagittal Split Osteotomy

    AUTHORS: Muhammad Kamil Hassan, Michael Ring, Leo F. A. Stassen

    KEYWORDS: Orthognathic, BSSO, Rigid Fixation, Biomechanical, Finite Element Analysis

    JOURNAL NAME: International Journal of Otolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery, Vol.7 No.5, September 6, 2018

    ABSTRACT: Purpose: To analyse, and compare using finite element analysis, the biomechanical properties of the 1.7 mm miniplate fixation against 2 conventional fixation techniques (2.0 mm bi-cortical screws and 2.0 mm miniplate) used in the mandibular sagittal split osteotomy. Methods: A 3-D virtual mandible model was constructed using images from CT scan. Sagittal split osteotomy was carried out virtually, and the fixation techniques were applied onto the model. 9 virtual models consisted of the 3 fixation techniques with mandibular movements of 3 mm setback, 3 mm advancement and 7 mm advancement were developed. Bite forces of 50, 75 and 100 N were applied for incisor bite simulation and 100, 200 and 300 N for molar biting force. Finite element analysis was carried out in Solidworks, and readings of stresses and displacement were recorded. Wilcoxon rank sum test was applied and P-value of 0.05 was set for statistical analysis. Results: In this manuscript the authors have compared 3 internal fixation techniques in mandibular sagittal split osteotomy. There was a statistically significant difference for both stress and displacement readings between the 1.7 mm miniplate, the 2.0 mm bi-cortical screws and the 2.0 mm miniplate for all mandibular movements. For the 1.7 mm miniplate vs 2.0 mm bi-cortical screws, the stress reading was (P = 3.063e-08, W = 314), and for displacement was (P = 5.811e-05, W = 282). For the 1.7 mm miniplate vs 2.0 mm miniplate, the stress reading was (P = 9.862e-4, W = 263) and for displacement was (2.05e-2, W = 235). Conclusion: The 1.7 mm miniplate has adequate strength to be used in mandibular sagittal split osteotomy, although statistically less rigid when compared to the conventional 2.0 mm miniplate and 2.0 mm bi-cortical screws, especially in larger movements.