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Laboratory for Biomechanics

Mechanics often play a major role in injuries and diseases of the musculoskeletal system: What forces cause injuries? Can the applied surgical techniques sufficiently stabilize bones or tendons? What approaches can be used to improve the applied techniques?

The Team of Biomechanics deals with the analysis and evaluation of new materials and surgical techniques regarding their biomechanical behavior. The aim of all these efforts is to measure and describe movements and forces on the patient or on (artificial) bones in the laboratory in order to generate approaches for improvement or to examine the viability of innovative processes.

Our laboratory provides a considerable number of measuring and testing devices:

  • a Zwick Materials Testing machine with a test load of 5kN for precise application of forces and torques
  • an optical infrared measurement system type Vicon MX-3+ for wireless recording and precise evaluation of all kinds of motion in the three dimensional space

As part of a research project we have developed and manufactured special testing devices, as e.g. for spinal testing, testing of tendon tissue and bony fixation techniques at the elbow.

With our experience, we are able to verify and solve even new issues, which are referred to us by surgeons. The obtained results of our research are regularly presented during conferences and in medical publications. Thus, the patient care not only of our patients but also of other clinics' patients can be optimized on a scientific base.

Study overview


Multicentric randomized prospective Phase II Study for safety and efficiency evaluation of Hyalospine after laminectomy or laminotomy.
Ethik-Kommission Landesärztekammer Hessen, FF92/2009


Multicentric prospective Phase IV Study on the feasibility of LimiFlex stabilization system for the treatment of degenerative spondylolisthesis.
Freiburger Ethik-Kommission international, 09-2470


Single center randomized controlled prospective Study on bone healing using titanium coated versus uncoated PEEK Cages for posterior lumbar interbody fusion (PLIF).
Ethik-Kommission Landesärztekammer Hessen, FF92/2009

Zero-P RCT

Single center randomized controlled prospective study on "Zero Profile" stand-alone implant versus Syncage-C plus plate for anterior cervical decompression and fusion procedure (ACDF).
Ethik-Kommission Landesärztekammer Hessen, FF65/2010


Single center randomized controlled prospective study on the treatment of incomplete cranial burst fractures (AO Type A3.1.1) comparing posterior only and posterior-anterior stabilization technique.
Ethik-Kommission Landesärztekammer Hessen, FF23/2010

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