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Effect of autoclave sterilization on cyclic fatigue and torsional fracture resistance of NiTi rotary instruments

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Effect of autoclave sterilization on cyclic fatigue and torsional fracture resistance of NiTi rotary instruments

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Wooyoung Kim, Soram Oh, Gil-Joo Ryu, Tae-Hwan Kim, Sung-Jae Kim, Dong-Hyung Kim, Bin-Na Lee, Kee-Yeon Kum, Seok Woo Chang & Ji-Hyun Jang 

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to assess the effect of autoclave sterilization on the cyclic fatigue and torsional fracture resistance of ProTaper Universal (PTU), K3XF, HyFlex EDM (EDM), and TF adaptive (TFA). Sixty instruments from each file type were divided into two categories for cyclic fatigue group (CGr) and torsional fracture group (TGr). CGr and TGr were divided into three subgroups, respectively, consisting of ten instruments from each file type. Cyclic fatigue fracture test was performed using artificial canal made of stainless steel, and the mean number of cycles to failure (NCF) were determined. CGr1, the files were tested to establish baseline for NCF; CGr2, the files were tested cyclic fatigue after 10 cycles of autoclave; CGr3, instruments were autoclaved after being cycled to 25, 50, and 75% of corresponding NCF determined in CGr1, followed by cyclic fatigue test. The torsional fracture test was performed without autoclave (TGr1), after 3-cycle autoclave (TGr2), and 7-cycle autoclave (TGr3), respectively, which evaluated maximum torque and angular deflection. NCF, maximum torque and angular deflection were compared using one-way ANOVA with Bonferroni test. Two-way ANOVA was performed to determine the interaction between ‘autoclave treatment’ and ‘type of NiTi file’. EDM showed highest NCF within the same autoclave treatment. TFA presented the lowest maximum torque and the highest angular deflection, and PTU presented the lowest angular deflection. Within the same NiTi file systems, most of NCF, maximum torque and angular deflection of tested files were not significantly influenced by autoclave condition.

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Year 2020
Language English
Format PDF
DOI 10.1007/s10266-019-00453-3