Comput Biol Med 2021 12 2;139:105008. Epub 2021 Nov 2.
KU Leuven, Department of Biomedical Sciences, OMFS-IMPATH Research Group & UZ Leuven (University Hospitals Leuven), Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Kapucijnenvoer 33, 3000, Leuven, Belgium.
Background: A combination of short titanium plates fabricated using additive manufacturing (AM) provides multiple advantages for complete mandible reconstruction, such as the minimisation of inherent implant deformation formed during AM and the resulting clinical impact, as well as greater flexibility for surgical operation. However, the biomechanical feasibility of this strategy is still unclear, and therefore needs to be explored.
Method: Three different combinations of short mandible reconstruction plates (MRPs) were customised considering implant deformation during the AM process. Read More