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A Biomechanical Analysis Of Craniofacial Form And Function.
Author(s): Ordean J. Oyen
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Paper Abstract

In vivo measures of bite force and bone strain obtained in growing African green monkeys (Cercopeithecus aethiops) are being used to study skull biology and geometry. Strain values and distributional patterns seen in association with forceful jaw elevation are inconsistent with conventional explanations linking upper facial morphology with masticatory function and/or using beam models of craniofacial architecture. These results mandate careful use of notions about skeletal geometry based on static analyses that have not been experimentally verified using in vivo procedures.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 April 1989
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1030, Biostereometrics '88, (14 April 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.950461
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Ordean J. Oyen, Case Western Reserve University (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1030:
Biostereometrics '88
Juerg U. Baumann; Robin E. Herron, Editor(s)

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