Evaluation of changes following advancement genioplasty using finite element analysis

Ayoub, A.F. , Stirrups, D.R. and Moos, K.F. (1993) Evaluation of changes following advancement genioplasty using finite element analysis. British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, 31(4), pp. 217-222. (doi:10.1016/0266-4356(93)90142-J) (PMID:8399036)

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This study examined skeletal stability and the remodelling process following advanced pedicled genioplasty. Twenty patients who had advancement genioplasty concomitant with other adjunctive orthognathic surgery were evaluated. A finite element analysis method was used to assess these changes. The stability of the advanced segment was excellent after 6 months. At 6 months bone remodelling was observed in the form of bone apposition at B point and Pogonion with bone resorption at the superior aspect of the advanced segment. The genial segment rotated about 12 degrees antero-superiorly which was thought to be due to the action of the mentalis muscle. Finite element analysis is a sensitive tool for assessing changes after genioplasty and was able to separate them from the effects of other adjunctive orthognathic surgery.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Moos, Professor Khursheed and Ayoub, Professor Ashraf
Authors: Ayoub, A.F., Stirrups, D.R., and Moos, K.F.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Medicine, Dentistry & Nursing > Dental School
Journal Name:British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
ISSN (Online):1532-1940

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