Quantitative calculations of temporomandibular joint reaction forces--II. The importance of the direction of the jaw muscle forces.

@article{Throckmorton1985QuantitativeCO,
  title={Quantitative calculations of temporomandibular joint reaction forces--II. The importance of the direction of the jaw muscle forces.},
  author={Gaylord S Throckmorton},
  journal={Journal of biomechanics},
  year={1985},
  volume={18 6},
  pages={453-61}
}
The effect of error in determination of muscle force direction on quantitative calculation of the temporomandibular joint reaction force was investigated in a two-dimensional, two-muscle model. A computer program using the model incremented the direction of the temporalis and masseter muscle force vectors and generated a family of curves showing the relationship between muscle force direction and the direction and magnitude of the temporomandibular joint reaction force. The major effect of… CONTINUE READING