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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732217/finite-element-evaluation-of-stable-fixation-in-combined-mandibular-fractures
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Thalita Regina Vieira E Oliveira, Daniel Takanori Kemmoku, Jorge Vicente Lopes da Silva, Pedro Yoshito Noritomi, Luis Augusto Passeri
PURPOSE: The fixation of combined mandibular fractures, especially symphyseal-condylar fractures, although occurring commonly and having a higher complication rate in the clinic, is rarely investigated regarding predictable therapeutic approaches. Thus this study's aim was to assess different forms of condylar fixation when combined with symphyseal fracture fixation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Using finite element models, we analyzed the stress distribution that occurs when a condylar fracture is fixed with 1 miniplate, 2 miniplates, or a trapezoidal condylar miniplate and when a symphyseal fracture is fixed with 2 parallel plates, 2 perpendicular plates, or 2 lag screws...
June 24, 2017: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728867/finite-element-analysis-of-tavi-impact-of-native-aortic-root-computational-modeling-strategies-on-simulation-outcomes
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Alice Finotello, Simone Morganti, Ferdinando Auricchio
In the last few years, several studies, each with different aim and modeling detail, have been proposed to investigate transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) with finite elements. The present work focuses on the patient-specific finite element modeling of the aortic valve complex. In particular, we aim at investigating how different modeling strategies in terms of material models/properties and discretization procedures can impact analysis results. Four different choices both for the mesh size (from  20 k elements to  200 k elements) and for the material model (from rigid to hyperelastic anisotropic) are considered...
July 17, 2017: Medical Engineering & Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728865/mass-spring-models-for-the-simulation-of-mitral-valve-function-looking-for-a-trade-off-between-reliability-and-time-efficiency
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O A Pappalardo, F Sturla, F Onorati, G Puppini, M Selmi, G B Luciani, G Faggian, A Redaelli, E Votta
Patient-specific finite element (FE) models can assess the impact of mitral valve (MV) repair on the complex MV anatomy and function. However, FE excessive time requirements hamper their use for surgical planning; mass-spring models (MSMs) represent a more approximate approach but can provide almost real-time simulations. On this basis, we implemented MSMs of three healthy MVs from cardiac magnetic resonance (cMR) imaging to simulate the systolic MV closure, including the in vivo papillary muscles and annular kinematics, and the anisotropic and non-linear mechanical response of MV tissues...
July 17, 2017: Medical Engineering & Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728129/a-finite-element-model-development-for-simulation-of-the-impact-of-slab-thickness-joints-and-membranes-on-indoor-radon-concentration
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E Muñoz, B Frutos, M Olaya, J Sánchez
The focus of this study is broadly to define the physics involved in radon generation and transport through the soil and other materials using different parameter-estimation tools from the literature. The effect of moisture in the soil and radon transport via water in the pore space was accounted for with the application of a porosity correction coefficient. A 2D finite element model is created, which reproduces the diffusion and advection mechanisms resulting from specified boundary conditions. A comparison between the model and several analytical and numerical solutions obtained from the literature and field studies validates the model...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Environmental Radioactivity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726191/virtual-experimental-validation-of-dynamic-osteosynthesis-in-the-treatment-of-fractures-of-the-proximal-femur
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V E Dubrov, I A Kuz'kin, I M Shcherbakov, A L Matveev, A V Yudin
Volume model of transtrochanteric fracture of the femoral bone fixed by Targon PF dynamic fixator was studied by the finite element analysis. The following parameters were measured: magnitude and direction of displacement of system elements, pressure between fragments, and von Mises stress distribution in the fixator depending on support screw plunging into the sleeve. The results indicate that stability of the bone-nail system increases during fracture union and 10-mm shortening of the femoral neck axis, which is seen from a decrease in system deformation under load by 16...
July 18, 2017: Bulletin of Experimental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724628/stiffness-distribution-in-insect-cuticle-a-continuous-or-a-discontinuous-profile
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H Rajabi, M Jafarpour, A Darvizeh, J-H Dirks, S N Gorb
Insect cuticle is a biological composite with a high degree of complexity in terms of both architecture and material composition. Given the complex morphology of many insect body parts, finite-element (FE) models play an important role in the analysis and interpretation of biomechanical measurements, taken by either macroscopic or nanoscopic techniques. Many previous studies show that the interpretation of nanoindentation measurements of this layered composite material is very challenging. To develop accurate FE models, it is of particular interest to understand more about the variations in the stiffness through the thickness of the cuticle...
July 2017: Journal of the Royal Society, Interface
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721951/recording-characteristics-of-electrical-impedance-myography-needle-electrodes
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Hyeuknam Kwon, Seward B Rutkove, Benjamin Sanchez
OBJECTIVE: The neurology and physiatry community need improved tools for the evaluation of skeletal muscle condition. Here, we evaluate needle electrical impedance myography (EIM), a new minimally invasive approach to determine muscle status that could ultimately become a bedside tool for the assessment of neuromuscular disorders. APPROACH: We design and study the recording characteristics of tetrapolar EIM needle electrodes combining theory and finite element model simulations...
July 19, 2017: Physiological Measurement
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721606/fluid-structure-finite-element-modelling-and-clinical-measurement-of-the-wideband-acoustic-input-admittance-of-the-newborn-ear-canal-and-middle-ear
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Hamid Motallebzadeh, Nima Maftoon, Jacob Pitaro, W Robert J Funnell, Sam J Daniel
The anatomical differences between the newborn ear and the adult one result in different input admittance responses in newborns than those in adults. Taking into account fluid-structure interactions, we have developed a finite-element model to investigate the wideband admittance responses of the ear canal and middle ear in newborns for frequencies up to 10 kHz. We have also performed admittance measurements on a group of 23 infants with ages between 14 and 28 days, for frequencies from 250 to 8000 Hz with 1/12-octave resolution...
July 18, 2017: Journal of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology: JARO
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721473/biomechanics-of-the-classic-metaphyseal-lesion-finite-element-analysis
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Andy Tsai, Brittany Coats, Paul K Kleinman
BACKGROUND: The classic metaphyseal lesion (CML) is strongly associated with infant abuse, but the biomechanics responsible for this injury have not been rigorously studied. Radiologic and CT-pathological correlates show that the distal tibial CML always involves the cortex near the subperiosteal bone collar, with variable extension of the fracture into the medullary cavity. Therefore, it is reasonable to assume that the primary site of bone failure is cortical, rather than intramedullary...
July 18, 2017: Pediatric Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717163/titin-mediated-thick-filament-activation-through-a-mechanosensing-mechanism-introduces-sarcomere-length-dependencies-in-mathematical-models-of-rat-trabecula-and-whole-ventricle
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Lorenzo Marcucci, Takumi Washio, Toshio Yanagida
Recent experimental evidence in skeletal muscle demonstrated the existence of a thick-filament mechanosensing mechanism, acting as a second regulatory system for muscle contraction, in addition to calcium-mediated thin filament regulation. These two systems cooperate to generate force, but the extent to which their interaction is relevant in physiologically contracting muscle was not yet assessed experimentally. Therefore, we included both regulatory mechanisms in a mathematical model of rat trabecula and whole ventricle...
July 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716401/research-on-the-parallel-load-sharing-principle-of-a-novel-self-decoupled-piezoelectric-six-dimensional-force-sensor
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Ying-Jun Li, Cong Yang, Gui-Cong Wang, Hui Zhang, Huan-Yong Cui, Yong-Liang Zhang
This paper presents a novel integrated piezoelectric six-dimensional force sensor which can realize dynamic measurement of multi-dimensional space load. Firstly, the composition of the sensor, the spatial layout of force-sensitive components, and measurement principle are analyzed and designed. There is no interference of piezoelectric six-dimensional force sensor in theoretical analysis. Based on the principle of actual work and deformation compatibility coherence, this paper deduces the parallel load sharing principle of the piezoelectric six-dimensional force sensor...
July 14, 2017: ISA Transactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713050/the-biomechanical-impact-of-the-facet-tropism-on-the-intervertebral-disc-and-facet-joints-in-the-cervical-spine
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Xin Rong, Beiyu Wang, Chen Ding, Yuxiao Deng, Hua Chen, Yang Meng, Weijie Yan, Hao Liu
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: The facet tropism is defined as the angular difference between the left and right facet orientation. The facet tropism was suggested to be associated with the disc degeneration and facet degeneration in the lumbar spine. However, little is known about the relationship between the facet tropism and pathological changes in the cervical spine and the mechanism behind. PURPOSE: This study was conducted to investigate the biomechanical impact of the facet tropism on the intervertebral disc and facet joints...
July 13, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711163/effects-of-the-basic-multicellular-unit-and-lamellar-thickness-on-osteonal-fatigue-life
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George Pellegrino, Max Roman, J Christopher Fritton
A remodeling cycle sets the size of the osteon and associated lamellae in the basic multicellular unit. Treatments and aging affect these micro-structural features. We previously demonstrated decreased fatigue life with an unexplained mechanism and decreased osteon size in cortical bone treated with high-dose bisphosphonate. Here, three finite element models were examined: type-1: a single osteon, as a homogeneous unit and with heterogeneous lamellae and interlamellae, type-2: a control, interstitial-only tissue and type-3: the osteon with cement line, set within the interstitial tissue...
June 23, 2017: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711162/actin-cytoskeleton-stiffness-grades-metastatic-potential-of-ovarian-carcinoma-hey-a8-cells-via-nanoindentation-mapping
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Z L Zhou, X X Sun, J Ma, M H Tong, S K Y To, A S T Wong, A H W Ngan
Recent studies have indicated that the nanoindentation measured stiffness of carcinoma adherent cells is in general lower than normal cells, thus suggesting that cell stiffness may serve as a bio-marker for carcinoma. However, the proper establishment of such a conclusion would require biophysical understanding of the underlying mechanism of the cell stiffness. In this work, we compared the elastic moduli of the actin cytoskeletons of Hey A8 ovarian carcinoma cells with and without metastasis (HM and NM), as measured by 2D atomic force microscopy (AFM) with low-depth nanoindentation via a rate-jump method...
July 5, 2017: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711025/three-dimensional-mechano-electrochemical-model-for-smooth-muscle-contraction-of-the-urinary-bladder
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Robert Seydewitz, Robin Menzel, Tobias Siebert, Markus Böl
The urinary bladder is a central organ of vertebrates and imposes, based on its extreme deformation (volume changes up to several 100%), special requirements on the overall bladder tissue. However, studies focusing on three-dimensional modelling of bladder deformation and bladder function during micturition are rare. Based on three fields, namely, the membrane potential, calcium concentration, and placement, a mechano-electrochemical-coupled, three-dimensional model describing the contractile behaviour of urinary bladder smooth muscle is presented using a strain energy function...
April 12, 2017: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710359/computationally-informed-design-of-a-multi-axial-actuated-microfluidic-chip-device
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Alessio Gizzi, Sara Maria Giannitelli, Marcella Trombetta, Christian Cherubini, Simonetta Filippi, Adele De Ninno, Luca Businaro, Annamaria Gerardino, Alberto Rainer
This paper describes the computationally informed design and experimental validation of a microfluidic chip device with multi-axial stretching capabilities. The device, based on PDMS soft-lithography, consisted of a thin porous membrane, mounted between two fluidic compartments, and tensioned via a set of vacuum-driven actuators. A finite element analysis solver implementing a set of different nonlinear elastic and hyperelastic material models was used to drive the design and optimization of chip geometry and to investigate the resulting deformation patterns under multi-axial loading...
July 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709037/finite-element-analysis-and-clinical-complications-in-mandibular-implant-overdentures-opposing-maxillary-dentures
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Tameem Khuder, Norsiah Yunus, Eshamsul Sulaiman, Ali Dabbagh
Denture fracture is a common clinical complication caused by improper material selection, design, or fabrication technique. This study aimed to investigate the effect of two attachment systems on fracture risk of the implant-overdentures (IOD) via finite element analysis (FEA), using the force distributions obtained from patients' occlusal analyses and to compare the obtained results with the clinical complications associated with these attachments. A three-dimensional jaw model comprised of the edentulous bones was constructed...
July 4, 2017: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708912/finite-element-analysis-of-bone-stress-in-the-posterior-mandible-using-regular-and-short-implants-in-the-same-context-with-splinted-and-nonsplinted-prostheses
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Marcelo Bighetti Toniollo, Ana Paula Macedo, Denise Pupim, Danilo Zaparolli, Maria da Gloria Chiarello de Mattos
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to compare the bone stress generated by rehabilitation using regular and short-length Morse taper implants (11 and 5 mm, respectively) in the same context and allied with splinted (SP) and nonsplinted (NSP) prostheses in the posterior area of the mandible using finite element analysis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Three-dimensional geometric models using regular implants (Ø4 × 11 mm) and short implants (Ø4 × 5 mm) were simulated with a left posterior mandible that had the first premolar tooth and all teeth posterior to that premolar removed...
July 2017: International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708909/biomechanical-three-dimensional-finite-element-analysis-of-single-implant-supported-prostheses-in-the-anterior-maxilla-with-different-surgical-techniques-and-implant-types
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Fellippo Ramos Verri, Joel Ferreira Santiago, Daniel Augusto Almeida, Victor Eduardo de Souza Batista, Cleidiel Aparecido Araujo Lemos, Caroline Cantieri Mello, Eduardo Piza Pellizzer
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to use three-dimensional finite element analysis to analyze the stress distribution transferred by single implant-supported prostheses placed in the anterior maxilla using different connections (external hexagon, internal hexagon, or Morse taper), inclinations of the load (0, 30, or 60 degrees), and surgical techniques for placement (monocortical/conventional, bicortical, or bicortical with nasal floor elevation). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Nine models representing a bone block of this region were simulated by computer-aided design software (InVesalius, Rhinoceros, SolidWorks)...
July 2017: International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708650/analysis-of-stress-trajectories-in-human-adult-cleft-skull
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Pandurangan Harikrishnan, Vasudevan Balakumaran
The craniofacial skeleton is designed to withstand the functional forces during mastication. Distribution of these forces is along the stress trajectories that can vary in a cleft skull compared with a normal skull. In this study, the authors constructed finite element models of cleft and normal skull and subjected them for occlusal loading in the posterior teeth. The results showed variation in the trajectories between the models and between the cleft and noncleft sides within the cleft model.
July 13, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
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