Learn More
PURPOSE The properties of the biomaterial are normally characterized by heterogeneity on all scales influencing the function and biomechanics. Elastic modulus (EM), which is one of the most important mechanical properties of material, is necessary for finite element modeling and needed to be determined by some methods. The aim of this study is to(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to explore the cause of type B condylar head fracture after parasymphyseal impact, and evaluate the biomechanics of osteosynthesis using two positional screws for the repair of this type of fractures. METHODS A finite element model of the mandible was created, and a parasymphyseal impact was simulated using Mimics 10.01(More)
With the development of computer-assisted surgery systems, surgeons can perform dynamic cephalometry of the facial skeleton and complete the virtual orthognathic surgery process in a 3-dimensional (3D) environment. For virtual 3D orthognathic surgery, acquired computed tomography (CT) images are imported into 3D image analysis software to segment the(More)
Anterior subapical segmental osteotomy is considered to be an important surgical technique to obtain functional occlusion and improve the facial profile for patients with maxillary and mandibular protrusion or retrusion, and some complications, such as ischemic necrosis of the distal segment, devitalization of the teeth adjacent to the osteotomy site, and(More)
Three-dimensional reconstruction of human body from a living subject can be considered as the first step toward promoting virtual human project as a tool in clinical applications. This study proposes a detailed protocol for building subject-specific three-dimensional model of knee joint from a living subject. The computed tomography and magnetic resonance(More)
This study was conducted to demonstrate the feasibility of three-dimensional (3D) reconstruction of extremity tumor regions for patient-specific preoperative assessment and planning by using CT and MRI image data fusion. The CT and MRI image data of five patients with solid tumors were fused to construct 3D models of the respective tumor regions. The(More)
The range of rotation of the mandible during virtual three-dimensional orthognathic surgery is small and may be similar to the hinge movement of the mandible. This current study offers a new method to move the mandible to the retruded contact position (RCP), a position of beginning hinge movement, during virtual three-dimensional orthognathic surgery.(More)
In traditional virtual 3D orthognathic surgery, after repositioning the maxillary segment to the desired position, surgeons usually roughly rotate or adjust the mandibular segment to obtain a relatively good relationship with maxillary dentition to calculate the virtual terminal occlusion splint. However, surgeons are not easy to avoid penetrability,(More)
During virtual three-dimensional orthognathic surgery in cases where an overlap or penetrability occurs between the 2 jaws due to the repositioning of the maxillary segment, it is necessary to establish a vertical opening of the mandible to obtain a relatively good relationship with the maxillary segment for the fabrication of an intermediate occlusal(More)
Knee osteoarthritis (OA) is believed to result from high levels of contact stresses on the articular cartilage and meniscus after meniscal damage. This study investigated the effect of meniscal tears and partial meniscectomies on the peak compressive and shear stresses in the human knee joint. An elaborate three-dimensional finite element model of knee(More)
  • 1