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An Assistive Mechanical Device for Mandibular Reconstruction

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Ching Shiow Tseng

Department of Mechanical Engineering,
National Central University,
Jhongli, Taoyuan, Taiwan 320
e-mail: cstseng@ncu.edu.tw

Tien-Hsiang Wang

Department of Mechanical Engineering,
National Central University,
Jhongli, Taoyuan, Taiwan 320;
Division of Plastic and Reconstruction Surgery,
Taipei Veterans General Hospital,
Taipei, Taiwan 112

Chi-Pin Huang

Department of Mechanical Engineering,
National Central University,
Jhongli, Taoyuan, Taiwan 320

Manuscript received March 15, 2013; final manuscript received April 24, 2013; published online June 12, 2013. Editor: Arthur G. Erdman.

J. Med. Devices 7(2), 020913 (Jun 12, 2013) (2 pages) Paper No: MED-13-1056; doi: 10.1115/1.4024324 History: Received March 15, 2013; Revised April 24, 2013

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Figures

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The assistive devices for mandible reconstruction

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The procedure of using the device for mandible reconstruction

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The fibular flaps fit the defect well

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