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Table 2 Comparison of absorbable group and titanium group on the presurgical stage

From: Comparative study on long-term stability in mandibular sagittal split ramus osteotomy: hydroxyapatite/poly-l-lactide mesh versus titanium miniplate

Parameters Absorbable group (n = 16) Titanium group (n = 14) P value
Mean SD Mean SD
Horizontal measurements
 VRP-B (mm) 56.83 8.17 52.10 7.96 0.759
Vertical measurements
 HRP-B (mm) 80.80 7.03 79.16 8.75 0.697
Angular measurements
 SNB 82.26 4.90 78.66 3.71 0.637
 Articular angle 138.05 7.59 136.04 7.17 0.313
 Gonial angle 128.94 8.12 127.35 5.07 0.822
 Mandibular plane angle 34.27 6.88 33.28 6.70 0.667
  1. P = 0.05
  2. Mann-Whitney test