Lower jaw reconstruction

Unterkiefer Rekonstruktion FE
The content of this project was the modeling and calculation of lower jaw fractures in the area of the ‘Collum Mandibulae’ to determine the necessary stiffness and strength of fixation plates for fracture fixation.

Four different fixations with varying fracture surfaces and one, respectively two fixation plates were studied.

The modeling was carried out using a combination of 3D elements (for the lower jaw) and beam elements (for the fixation plate).

Unterkiefer Rekonstruktion FEA
The images display the used 3D FE model of the bone-implant-system, a reconstruction of individual CT-cross sections and two results for different fracture surfaces and their respective fixation methods.
med unterkiefer3
med unterkiefer4


krach neu web

Dr. Wolfgang Krach

+43 1 974 89 91-11