Comput Biol Med 2019 06 19;109:43-52. Epub 2019 Apr 19.
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Division for Regenerative Orofacial Medicine, University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany; Fraunhofer Research Institution for Additive Manufacturing Technologies IAPT, Hamburg, Germany.
This study investigated the effect of implant thickness and material on deformation and stress distribution within different components of cranial implant assemblies. Using the finite element method, two cranial implants, differing in size and shape, and thicknesses (1, 2, 3 and 4 mm, respectively), were simulated under three loading scenarios. The implant assembly model included the detailed geometries of the mini-plates and micro-screws and was simulated using a sub-modeling approach. Read More