Three-dimensional bone microstructures of the mandibular angle using micro-CT and finite element analysis: relationship between partially impacted mandibular third molars and angle fractures.

@article{Takada2006ThreedimensionalBM,
  title={Three-dimensional bone microstructures of the mandibular angle using micro-CT and finite element analysis: relationship between partially impacted mandibular third molars and angle fractures.},
  author={Hideki Takada and Shin-Ichi Abe and Yuichi Tamatsu and Satoshi Mitarashi and Hideki Saka and Yoshinobu Ide},
  journal={Dental traumatology : official publication of International Association for Dental Traumatology},
  year={2006},
  volume={22 1},
  pages={18-24}
}
The mandibular angle is one of the areas of the mandible that are prone to bone fractures, and the presence of an impacted third molar has been found to be associated with increased risk of angle fractures. The factors involved in bone fractures are the amount and direction of load, and the biomechanical and anatomical properties of bone. In the present… CONTINUE READING