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Table 5 Comparison of long-term result change (T4-T3) 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) 0.28 ± 2.44 0.605 − 0.65 ± 3.81 0.975 0.728
Vertical measurements
 HRP-B (mm) 0.33 ± 2.10 1.000 1.38 ± 2.36 0.048† 0.142
Angular measurements
 SNB 0.20 ± 0.80 0.816 0.00 ± 0.64 0.683 1.000
 Articular angle − 1.14 ± 3.73 0.148 − 0.22 ± 2.90 0.754 0.790
 Gonial angle 0.25 ± 2.28 0.365 − 0.19 ± 2.07 0.778 0.423
 Mandibular plane angle 0.58 ± 1.22 0.121 − 0.30 ± 1.74 0.397 0.064
  1. Wilcoxon rank sum test
  2. Mann-Whitney test
  3. P = 0.05
  4. † = Significant difference.