The purpose of this study is to explore the effectiveness of Cfr-PEEK, in the fixation of unfavorable fractures of mandibular angulus by comparing it with the titanium and resorbable biomaterials. 8 different fixation models were created. In the first 4 groups, a single mini plate was applied to the upper edge of the fracture line by the Champy method. In the other 4 groups, an additional plate was placed on the lower edge of the fracture line. In these models, titanium, resorbable and Cfr-PEEK plate/screw systems were investigated by the finite element analysis method. The highest Von Mises stress was observed on the upper plate in the group 5 while the lowest was seen in the lower plate in the group 7. The highest stress values on the screws were observed on the screws placed closer to the fracture line. Considering the stresses on the bone around the screws, the highest Pmax and Pmin values were seen in group 5, and the lowest values were seen in the group 7. The highest displacement was observed in the group 3, while the lowest was observed in the group 5. According to the results it can be said that Cfr-PEEK plate/screw systems may provide advantages by decreasing the stresses on the fixation systems over the titanium plates and providing more stable fixation over the resorbable systems. Cfr-PEEK plates of 2 mm thickness seems to be a potential alternative to 1 mm thick titanium plates.Le texte complet de cet article est disponible en PDF.
Keywords : Angle fracture, Cfr-PEEK, Stability