Currently about 10 million Americans report signs and symptoms of TMJ dysfunction. One form of treatment for TMJ dysfunction is dental splints which reorient the jaw during mastication. This presumably changes the direction, magnitude and location of mechanical loads on the mandibular condyle of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). The precise nature of load changes and their effect on the underlying condylar trabecular bone have not been reported.
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Finite Element Analysis Demonstrates Splinting in the Porcine Mandibular Condyle Causes Changes in Bone Volume Fraction and Stiffness Anisotropy
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Zaylor, W, Sindelar, B, & Cotton, JR. "Finite Element Analysis Demonstrates Splinting in the Porcine Mandibular Condyle Causes Changes in Bone Volume Fraction and Stiffness Anisotropy." Proceedings of the ASME 2012 Summer Bioengineering Conference. ASME 2012 Summer Bioengineering Conference, Parts A and B. Fajardo, Puerto Rico, USA. June 20–23, 2012. pp. 543-544. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/SBC2012-80311
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