Michael Tonndorf

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In the human masseter, motor-unit (MU) territories are reportedly focal and it is possible that they are confined to the muscle's internal aponeuroses. However, previous electromyographic (EMG) investigations of MU sizes have not correlated them with the muscle's internal architecture. In this study, 162 single-MU territories were assessed by scanning EMG(More)
BACKGROUND The craniomandibular muscles control jaw position and forces at the teeth and temporomandibular joints, but little is known regarding their biomechanical behaviour during dynamic function. The objective of this study was to determine how jaw muscle insertions alter position during different jaw movements in living subjects. METHODS Computer 3D(More)
A method is presented for locating the positions of moving electromyographic needle electrodes relative to internal tendinous boundaries within the human masseter muscle. It combines scanning electromyography, needle electrode tracking, magnetic resonance imaging, and three-dimensional stereotactic reconstruction. The technique is useful for investigating(More)