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Table 3 Comparison of surgical change (T2-T1) on absorbable group and titanium group

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 P value Mean P value
Horizontal measurements
 VRP-B (mm) − 7.39 ± 4.53 0.000† − 7.18 ± 4.85 0.001† 0.854
Vertical measurements
 HRP-B (mm) − 2.35 ± 4.07 0.044† − 2.35 ± 4.29 0.055 0.951
Angular measurements
 SNB − 3.74 ± 1.73 0.000† − 4.69 ± 3.12 0.002† 0.355
 Articular angle 2.97 ± 6.08 0.098 0.79 ± 5.57 0.660 0.377
 Gonial angle − 0.57 ± 6.47 0.453 − 1.78 ± 5.30 0.198 0.697
 Mandibular plane angle 1.13 ± 3.17 0.179 0.59 ± 2.40 0.140 0.580
  1. Wilcoxon rank sum test
  2. Mann-Whitney test
  3. P = 0.05
  4. † = Significant difference