Study of stress distribution and displacement of various craniofacial structures following application of transverse orthopedic forces--a three-dimensional FEM study.

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The purpose of this study was to analyze the stress distribution patterns within the craniofacial complex during rapid maxillary expansion. Therefore, a finite element model of a young human skull was generated using data from computerized tomographic scans of a dried skull. The model was then strained to a state of maxillary expansion simulating the… (More)

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@article{Jafari2003StudyOS, title={Study of stress distribution and displacement of various craniofacial structures following application of transverse orthopedic forces--a three-dimensional FEM study.}, author={Alireza Jafari and K. Sadashiva Shetty and M Mohan Sampath Kumar}, journal={The Angle orthodontist}, year={2003}, volume={73 1}, pages={12-20} }