Preoperative planning with simulation

Ra­pid pala­tal expan­sion –
reliably achieve symmetrical results

Simq RPE

One of the main risks of rapid palatal expansion (RPE) is that the face is widened asymmetrically by the distractor, which also causes the occlusion of the teeth to no longer fit. Simulation-based optimization can be used to align the surgical incision to minimize the risk of asymmetric opening. Medical device manufacturers launching distractors can use our software to enhance their products with an additional planning service.

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Solution approach of the IPS RPE

Challenge of SARME procedure

(equal cutting lengths left/right)

Our solution

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Simq RPE at a glance

Target: Symmetry improvement through optimization of incision

Partner

Clinic for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Klinikum Dortmund gGmbH, KLS Martin

Articles & publications

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Patient-specific pre-operative simulation of the surgically assisted rapid maxillary expansion using finite element method and Latin hypercube sampling: workflow and first clinical results

Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering

Evaluation of symmetry behavior of surgically assisted rapid maxillary expansion with simulation-driven targeted bone weakening

Clinical Oral Investigations

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