Problems of Biomechanics arising in Connection with Maxillofacial Surgery


Martin Brokate


This talk presents results obtained in cooperation between medical scientists and mathematicians.  In computer-aided surgery planning, questions arise whose current and future solution involves many different subfields of computer science and mathematics.  We concentrate on problems connected with the surgery of the human mandible.  In particular, numerical simulations of load-deformation situations are presented and questions of modeling are discussed.