Osman Muftic

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The objective of this study was to measure and compare hand pinch grip forces in standing and sitting postures for a group of 77 healthy female dentists of 25 to 55 years old. The equipment used consisted of a gripping device with strain gauges, a measuring device and a printer. The results can be described as follows. With respect to absolute values the(More)
Hand pinch grips in the standing and sitting positions on a group of 46 healthy males of 20 to 26 years old were measured. The results were as follows: 1. Hand pinch grip forces are higher when the subject is standing than when he is sitting. 2. Hand pinch grip forces, depending on the position of the arm in the working space, are higher when the arm is(More)
It is of utmost theoretical and practical importance to determine the exact role of mechanical factors in the ethiopathogenesis of coxarthosis. Altered loading conditions of hip-joint can act as primary ethiological factor, or it can supplement the pathogenic process of coxarthrosis. Caracteristic reparative changes in the non pressure area follow the(More)
The purpose of the study was to find evidence of how different types of food consistency affect chewing motions, especially the forward, downward and sidewise extents of motion of the lower jaw. Nineteen individuals with intact tooth sequence, aged from 20 to 37 years, were asked to chew three types of food of different consistency (banana, bread, carrot).(More)
Dimensions of certain parts of the orofacial skeleton and vomer were obtained by a bioanthropologic measurement for which native preparations of whole and parasagitally sawed up skulls were used. The application of a harmonic frame of the skull and the main dimensions of the vomer allowed the construction of an ideal model of the vomer using Araldit B. The(More)
A new biomechanical three-dimensional (3D) model for the human mandible is proposed. A simple two-dimensional model cannot explain the biomechanics of the human mandible, where muscular forces through occlusion and condylar surfaces are in a state of dynamical 3D equilibrium. All forces are resolved into components according to a selected coordinate system.(More)