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Table 4 Comparison of post-surgical change (T3-T2) 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) 1.94 ± 3.61 0.063 2.86 ± 3.55 0.017† 0.580
Vertical measurements
 HRP-B (mm) − 0.95 ± 2.63 0.173 − 0.87 ± 3.10 0.397 0.984
Angular measurements
 SNB 0.70 ± 1.25 0.056 1.61 ± 1.41 0.001† 0.154
 Articular angle − 2.15 ± 3.94 0.215 − 0.28 ± 4.45 0.975 0.166
 Gonial angle 4.77 ± 5.20 0.006† 2.53 ± 4.35 0.048† 0.423
 Mandibular plane angle 1.94 ± 3.43 0.039† 0.65 ± 2.78 0.363 0.423
  1. Wilcoxon rank sum test
  2. Mann-Whitney test
  3. P = 0.05
  4. † = Significant difference