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Table 4 Parameters of three masticatory muscle forces

From: Experimental validation of finite element simulation of a new custom-designed fixation plate to treat mandibular angle fracture

Muscle Muscle forces (N) Cross-sectional area (cm2) Unit vector coordinates
X Y Z
Masseter muscle 136.0 3.40 − 0.21 − 0.42  + 0.89
Medial pterygoid muscle 76.8 1.92 − 0.55  + 0.36  + 0.76
Temporal muscle 176.6 4.44 − 0.22  + 0.50  + 0.83