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    Finite element analysis of miniscrew placement in mandibular alveolar bone with varied angulations

    , Article European Journal of Orthodontics ; Volume 37, Issue 1 , August , 2015 , Pages 56-59 ; 01415387 (ISSN) Perillo, L ; Jamilian, A ; Shafieyoon, A ; Karimi, H ; Cozzani, M ; Sharif University of Technology
    Oxford University Press  2015
    Summary Background: Titanium miniscrews are increasingly used as orthodontic anchorage. Various factors are known to affect the stability of miniscrew. Placement angle is one of the most controversial issues in this area. Thus, the aim of this finite element study was to evaluate the influence of placement angle and direction of force on the stability of miniscrews. Materials and methods: Finite element analysis was performed using miniscrews inserted into 1mm of cortical bone and 10mm of trabecular bone at angles of 30, 60, 90, 120, and 150 degrees to the alveolar bone. Force of 2 Newton (N) was applied to the heads of the miniscrews in two directions of 0 and 30 degrees. Results: The... 

    Can the body slope of interference screw affect initial stability of reconstructed anterior cruciate ligament?: An in-vitro investigation

    , Article BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders ; Volume 22, Issue 1 , 2021 ; 14712474 (ISSN) Daneshvarhashjin, N ; Chizari, M ; Mortazavi, J ; Rouhi, G ; Sharif University of Technology
    BioMed Central Ltd  2021
    Background: Superior biomechanical performance of tapered interference screws, compared with non-tapered screws, with reference to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction process, has been reported in the literature. However, the effect of tapered interference screw’s body slope on the initial stability of ACL is poorly understood. Thus, the main goal of this study was to investigate the effect of the interference screw’s body slope on the initial stability of the reconstructed ACL. Methods: Based on the best screw-bone tunnel diameter ratios in non-tapered screws, two different tapered interference screws were designed and fabricated. The diameters of both screws were equal to... 

    Effect of microthread design of dental implants on stress and strain patterns: A three-dimensional finite element analysis

    , Article Biomedizinische Technik ; Volume 58, Issue 5 , September , 2013 , Pages 457-467 ; 00135585 (ISSN) Amid, R ; Raoofi, S ; Kadkhodazadeh, M ; Movahhedi, M. R ; Khademi, M ; Sharif University of Technology
    Walter de Gruyter and Co  2013
    The aim of this study was to use finite element analysis (FEA) to assess the influence of microthread design at the implant neck on stress distribution in the surrounding bone. A commercially available implant with 3.5 mm diameter and 10.5 mm length was selected and used as a model. For the purpose of designing the microthread implant model, microthreads were added to the implant neck in a computerized model. A force measuring 100 N was then applied to the entire surface of the abutment in the vertical direction. The results showed that in both models, stress was mainly concentrated at the cortical bone adjacent to the neck of the implant. Maximum stress values in the cortical bone...