Craniomaxillofac Trauma Reconstr 2021 Mar 12;14(1):4-10. Epub 2020 Apr 12.
Faculty of Dental Sciences, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India.
Study Design: Self-tapping and self-drilling screws are two modalities available for plate fixation. When compared to self-drilling, self-tapping screws have a few drawbacks like screw loosening, thermal osteolysis, equipment dependent, and time-consuming.
Aim: The aim of this study was to compare the efficacy of self-tapping and self-drilling screws with relation to plate retention and stability in internal fixation of mandibular fractures using 3D finite element analysis (FEA). Read More