An assessment of impact strength of the mandible

Kovan V.

JOURNAL OF BIOMECHANICS, vol.41, no.16, pp.3488-3491, 2008 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 41 Issue: 16
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.jbiomech.2008.09.026
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.3488-3491
  • Keywords: Bone fragility, Bone impact strength, Mandible fractures, PLATING TECHNIQUES, ANGLE FRACTURES, IN-VITRO, FIXATION, DEFECTS, REPAIR, PLATES
  • Akdeniz University Affiliated: No


In this study, an animal biomechanical study was performed to investigate the absorbed energy and impact strength of the mandible in relation to specimen position. Four regions of mandibles were loaded as complete pieces and gripped by the jaw of an Izod impact tester. All tests were carried out wet using the Izod impact test under two different impact loading directions, lateral and ventral.