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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Comparative Invitro Mechanical Evaluation Of Techniques Using A 2.0mm Locking Fixation System For Simulated Fractures Of The Mandibular Body
Author: De Medeiros R.C.
de Moura A.L.
Sawazaki R.
Fernandes Moreira R.W.
Abstract: Purpose: To perform a comparative evaluation of the mechanical resistance of simulated fractures of the mandibular body which were repaired using different fixation techniques with two different brands of 2.0mm locking fixation systems. Materials and methods: Four aluminum hemimandibles with linear sectioning simulating a mandibular body fracture were used as the substrates and were fixed using the two techniques and two different brands of fixation plate. These were divided into four groups: groups I and II were fixed with one four-hole plate, with four 6mm screws in the tension zone and one four-hole plate, with four 10mm screws in the compression zone; and groups III and IV were fixed with one four-hole plate with four 6mm screws in the neutral zone. Fixation plates manufactured by Tóride were used for groups I and III, and by Traumec for groups II and IV. The hemimandibles were submitted to vertical, linear load testing in an Instron 4411 servohydraulic mechanical testing unit, and the load/displacement (3mm, 5mm and 7mm) and the peak loads were measured. Means and standard deviations were evaluated applying variance analysis with a significance level of 5%. Results: The only significant difference between the brands was seen at displacements of 7mm. Comparing the techniques, groups I and II showed higher mechanical strength than groups III and IV, as expected. Conclusion: For the treatment of mandibular linear body fracture, two locking plates, one in the tension zone and another in the compression zone, have a greater mechanical strength than a single locking plate in the neutral zone.
Editor: Churchill Livingstone
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1016/j.jcms.2014.11.012
Date Issue: 2015
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