Biomechanical model for muscular dysfunction of the human pharynx using finite element analysis.

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OBJECTIVES The oropharynx functions to transport food from the oral cavity to the esophagus, as well as to maintain an air passage from the nose to the lungs. By combining data from prior material property experimentation, a 3-dimensional finite element method reconstruction of the pharynx, and the utilization of a optimization process based on an inverse… (More)

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@article{Kim2006BiomechanicalMF, title={Biomechanical model for muscular dysfunction of the human pharynx using finite element analysis.}, author={Sung Min Kim and Timothy M McCulloch and Hasuk Bae and Sung Jae Kim}, journal={The Annals of otology, rhinology, and laryngology}, year={2006}, volume={115 11}, pages={864-70} }