volume 40, issue 5, P405-408 2012
DOI: 10.1016/j.jcms.2011.07.011
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Baohui Ji, Chun Wang, Fumin Song, Mengshi Chen, Hang Wang

Abstract: The aim of this study was to develop a new type of biomechanical model for biomechanical researches of maxillofacial fractures and then evaluate it. Twenty synthetic polyurethane maxillary and mandibular models were used to simulate the mandible and maxilla. Springs were used to represent the forces of masseter, medial pterygoid, temporalis, and lateral pterygoid muscles acting on the models. Four masticatory conditions, namely clenching in the intercuspal position (ICP), incisal clenching (INC), left unilater…

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