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Development of a static simulator of the mandible.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11467391     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Our aim was to build and assess a static mandibular simulator capable of reproducing various masticatory exercises as closely as possible to physiological situations. Unlike existing devices that reproduce a small number of exercises and of muscular bundles, our simulator is able to reproduce all types of effort in the sagittal plane and integrates eleven muscular groups considered by the majority of authors as being the most important in mastication. The value of our simulator arises from its ability to replicate the external forces (including muscular traction, intra-articular reaction and resultant forces applied to the mandible) as determined in vivo during previous studies. The importance of such a versatile simulator, in addition to enabling study of the mechanical behaviour of the mandible, is that it greatly enhances evaluation of a possible mathematical model by means of finite element analysis. Stages of the development and evaluation of this device are described.
C Meyer; J L Kahn; A Lambert; P Boutemy; A Wilk
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of cranio-maxillo-facial surgery : official publication of the European Association for Cranio-Maxillo-Facial Surgery     Volume:  28     ISSN:  1010-5182     ISO Abbreviation:  J Craniomaxillofac Surg     Publication Date:  2000 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-07-24     Completed Date:  2001-08-09     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8704309     Medline TA:  J Craniomaxillofac Surg     Country:  Scotland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  278-86     Citation Subset:  D; IM    
Department of Maxillofacial Surgery, Strasbourg University Hospital, France.
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MeSH Terms
Computer Simulation*
Dental Occlusion
Finite Element Analysis
Incisor / physiology
Mandible / physiology*
Mastication / physiology
Masticatory Muscles / physiology
Models, Biological*
Molar / physiology
Muscle Contraction / physiology
Neck Muscles / physiology
Stress, Mechanical
Temporomandibular Joint / physiology

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