In vitro validated finite element method model for a human skull and related craniofacial effects during rapid maxillary expansion.

@article{Provatidis2006InVV,
  title={In vitro validated finite element method model for a human skull and related craniofacial effects during rapid maxillary expansion.},
  author={Christopher G. Provatidis and Basile Georgiopoulos and Anastasios Kotinas and J. Pendexter Macdonald},
  journal={Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Part H, Journal of engineering in medicine},
  year={2006},
  volume={220 8},
  pages={897-907}
}
This paper presents the biomechanical effects on the craniofacial complex during rapid maxillary expansions (RME), by using an in vitro experiment compared with a three-dimensional (3D) finite element model of a human skull. For this purpose, a dry human skull with artificially constructed teeth was used. In addition, a 3D finite element model including the craniofacial sutures was developed based on computed tomography (CT) scans. Initially, two types of models were analysed. In the first… CONTINUE READING

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