A biomechanical study regarding the effect of tissue harvesting from the thorax on its movement during inspiration.

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OBJECTIVE In the practice of plastic surgery, ribs and cartilage are often harvested for use in auto-grafts. This study aimed to elucidate the effect of such harvesting on the inspiration movement of the thorax. MATERIALS AND METHODS Sixteen three-dimensional computer simulation models were produced by reference to the CT data of 16 patients. To simulate… (More)
DOI: 10.3109/10929088.2013.777120

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