Brief of scope and analysis
A mini-plate for the osteosynthesis of mandibular angle fractures was designed to improve the formation of new bone by reducing through its shape and configuration of the holes the maximum strains that occur in the cortical bone near the first attachment screw and propagate towards the edges of the fracture through the well known edge distance effect.
The plate was developed as part of a doctorand program at the University of Medicine and Pharmacy “ Carol Davila” – Bucharest, Romania with the analyses and FEA simulations preliminary to the development of the new design being done in large part in Australia. The physical prototypes were CNC machined, tested and inspected afterwards for major mechanical deterioration or any indications of metal fatigue damage. The new mini-plate has a brevet of invention.