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Masticatory stress on cranial bones: a holographic study
Author(s): Kaarlo Nygren; Raimo Veil Johannes Silvennoinen; Markku Karna
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Paper Abstract

The effects of unilateral simulated masseter muscle activity on the dorsal and lateral skull bone surfaces of a European moose have been investigated in this study by means of holographic nondestructive testing (HNDT). These effects could be seen over the whole of the skull surface with varying intensity depending on the stability of bone and suture structures. Areas of rapid surface movements were observed rostrally from the masseter muscle attachment surface and around the nasofrontal junction. It was concluded that there may be a causative connection between masseter forces and the variation of nasal region bone structures of the European moose not observed in other mammal species.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 August 1992
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 1647, Holography, Interferometry, and Optical Pattern Recognition in Biomedicine II, (1 August 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.60200
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Kaarlo Nygren, Game and Fisheries Research Institute (Finland)
Raimo Veil Johannes Silvennoinen, Univ. of Joensuu (Finland)
Markku Karna, Univ. of Joensuu (Finland)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1647:
Holography, Interferometry, and Optical Pattern Recognition in Biomedicine II
Halina Podbielska, Editor(s)

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