Finite element models have been used for years in human medicine to study the dynamic behavior of structures, but it has been mostly overlooked in veterinary studies.
The technique can be considered if the fracture is not severely comminuted, and if at least the canine and first molar tooth can be used for anchorage
No significant differences in load to failure or stiffness between ostectomy techniques were observed
Surgical treatment is a successful option with a prognosis dependent on patient-specific abnormalities
The single locking plate combined with an alveolar miniplate construct was mechanically stronger than the single locking plate construct but may not be clinically justifiable
Computed tomography scan with 3D reconstruction allowed planning of the surgical correction of extra-articular ankylosis of the temporomandibular joint