Skull

OBJECTIVE: To evaluate biomechanical properties of intact feline mandibles, compared with those for mandibles with an experimentally created osteotomy that was stabilized with 1 of 2 internal fixation configurations.

SAMPLE: 20 mandibles from 10 adult feline cadavers.

OBJECTIVE: To determine the stiffness and load to failure of two different ostectomy configurations using canine mandibles.

STUDY DESIGN: Cadaveric biomechanical assessment.

OBJECTIVE: To describe the clinical features and results of treatment of true ankylosis and pseudoankylosis of the temporomandibular joint in dogs.

METHODS: This study was a retrospective case series. Ten client-owned dogs that were presented for inability to open the mouth or a severely decreased range of motion of the temporomandibular joint were included. Information on the surgical procedures performed and the perioperative complications were documented. Three-dimensional printing of the skull was performed in four dogs.

Category: Skull

OBJECTIVE: To compare the biomechanical behavior of mandibular critical-sized defects stabilized with 2 plating configurations under in vitro conditions resembling clinical situations.

SAMPLE: 24 mandibles harvested from 12 adult canine cadavers.

OBJECTIVE: To describe the use of two-dimensional computer-assisted tomography (CT) with three-dimensional (3D) reconstruction in the diagnosis and planning of surgical treatment of a case of false ankylosis of the temporomandibular joint.

Category: Skull