The use of miniplates in mandibular fractures. An in vitro study.

  title={The use of miniplates in mandibular fractures. An in vitro study.},
  author={Frans H. M. Kroon and M Mathisson and Jacques Cordey and Berton A. Rahn},
  journal={Journal of cranio-maxillo-facial surgery : official publication of the European Association for Cranio-Maxillo-Facial Surgery},
  volume={19 5},
To test the stability of miniplate osteosynthesis in the mandible, a three-dimensional in vitro model was developed. Four clinically relevant fracture situations were simulated by osteotomies in polyurethane mandibles. The stability of the osteosyntheses was tested according to a reproducible procedure of unilateral loading under conditions of static equilibrium. The mandible was supported at the condyles in silicon rubber fossae and was held in position by traction on the coronoid processes in… CONTINUE READING


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