Sagittal plane kinematics of the adult hyoid bone.


The hyoid bone is a unique bone in the skeleton not articulated to any other bone. The hyoid muscles, which attach to the hyoid bone, may play a role in neck mechanics, but analysis of their function requires quantifying hyoid bone mechanics. The goal of this study was to obtain the detailed kinematics of the hyoid bone over a large range of flexion… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.jbiomech.2011.11.040


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