[A three-dimensional finite element study on the influence of different protraction force on cranio-maxillary complex].

@article{Zou2011ATF,
  title={[A three-dimensional finite element study on the influence of different protraction force on cranio-maxillary complex].},
  author={Min Zou and Wei-jiu Lin},
  journal={Shanghai kou qiang yi xue = Shanghai journal of stomatology},
  year={2011},
  volume={20 1},
  pages={88-92}
}
PURPOSE To offer scientific basis for clinical use of maxillary protraction by establishing and using a three-dimensional finite element model (3-D FEM) of maxillary deficiency and study the influence of protraction force on cranio-maxillary complex. METHODS A 3-D FEM of cranio-maxillary complex of maxillary deficiency was established from a 9-year old female by using thin-slice high resolution CT scanning and digital image transfer and transcription. And 6 forces from 3N to 8N downward the… CONTINUE READING