Designing artificial jaw joints (AJJs) in VR space for patients with rheumatoid arthritis

Takumi Ogawa, Tomoko Ikawa, Yuko Shigeta, Yoshiki Hamada, Asaki Hattori, Naoki Suzuki

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Abstract

In this present study, we will report on a case of a patient with sleep-disordered breathing (SDB). She suffered a condyle fracture that led to rheumatoid arthritis. Furthermore, we will review how we planned her treatment and designed her artificial jaw joints (AJJs) via 3D imaging in VR space. We decided the mandibular position based on the facial aesthetic line (E-line) and the occlusion. Then we designed her AJJs to comply with the translated mandible via 3D-modeling software. The upper airway obstruction is assumed to occur in the present case due to a pharyngeal obstruction, as in other patients with micrognathia or Sleep Apnea Syndrome. Therefore we had to take the sleep disorder into consideration in addition to occlusal management, based on experience with situations similar to this present case. Furthermore, designing a custom-made AJJs via a 3D model could prove insightful when it came to arranging the treatment plan of SDB patients.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMedicine Meets Virtual Reality 17 - NextMed
Subtitle of host publicationDesign for/the Well Being
PublisherIOS Press
Pages230-232
Number of pages3
ISBN (Print)9781586039646
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes
Event17th Annual MMVR Conference - NextMed: Design for/the Well Being, MMVR17 2009 - Long Beach, CA, United States
Duration: 2009 Jan 192009 Jan 22

Publication series

NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
Volume142
ISSN (Print)0926-9630
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8365

Conference

Conference17th Annual MMVR Conference - NextMed: Design for/the Well Being, MMVR17 2009
CountryUnited States
CityLong Beach, CA
Period09/1/1909/1/22

Keywords

  • 3D image
  • Rheumatoid
  • VR space

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management

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    Ogawa, T., Ikawa, T., Shigeta, Y., Hamada, Y., Hattori, A., & Suzuki, N. (2009). Designing artificial jaw joints (AJJs) in VR space for patients with rheumatoid arthritis. In Medicine Meets Virtual Reality 17 - NextMed: Design for/the Well Being (pp. 230-232). (Studies in Health Technology and Informatics; Vol. 142). IOS Press. https://doi.org/10.3233/978-1-58603-964-6-230