volume 41, issue 8, P710-717 2013
DOI: 10.1016/j.jcms.2012.02.008
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Andreas Schaller, Heike Huempfner-Hierl, Alexander Hemprich, Thomas Hierl

Abstract: As the biomechanical mechanisms of orbital wall fractures are still under research, three different fracture mechanisms were tested in a finite element based investigation. In contrast to earlier studies, a finer skeletal model and a transient dynamic simulation were used to test pure hydraulic, pure buckling and a mixed force transmission. Results showed that each set-up led to different orbital fracture patterns, which correlate well with clinical findings. Therefore the conclusion is that different mechanis…

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