A customized fixation plate with novel structure designed by topological optimization for mandibular angle fracture based on finite element analysis

@inproceedings{Liu2017ACF,
  title={A customized fixation plate with novel structure designed by topological optimization for mandibular angle fracture based on finite element analysis},
  author={Yun-Feng Liu and Y Fan and Xian-Feng Jiang and Dale A Baur},
  booktitle={Biomedical engineering online},
  year={2017}
}
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to design a customized fixation plate for mandibular angle fracture using topological optimization based on the biomechanical properties of the two conventional fixation systems, and compare the results of stress, strain and displacement distributions calculated by finite element analysis (FEA). METHODS A three-dimensional (3D) virtual mandible was reconstructed from CT images with a mimic angle fracture and a 1 mm gap between two bone segments, and… CONTINUE READING