Development of a static simulator of the mandible.

  title={Development of a static simulator of the mandible.},
  author={Christophe Meyer and J. L. Kahn and Alan Lambert and Philippe Boutemy and Astrid Wilk},
  journal={Journal of cranio-maxillo-facial surgery : official publication of the European Association for Cranio-Maxillo-Facial Surgery},
  volume={28 5},
Our aim was to build and assess a static mandibular simulator capable of reproducing various masticatory exercises as closely as possible to physiological situations. Unlike existing devices that reproduce a small number of exercises and of muscular bundles, our simulator is able to reproduce all types of effort in the sagittal plane and integrates eleven muscular groups considered by the majority of authors as being the most important in mastication. The value of our simulator arises from its… CONTINUE READING

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