Human Spine

A clinical view on the problem of increasing back pain reveals and is based on various causes, such as muscular tension, degenerative spondylolisthesis or lumbar disc herniation. In most cases neural parts are compressed by non-physiological lesions of adjacent structures such as degenerated intervertebral discs, bony stenosis, vertebral fractures, tumors or inflammation.

To gain a more detailed knowledge of these painful syndromes, the working group "SPINE" deals with basic research in the fields of spine kinematics, 3D computer modeling, and improvement of medical imaging to optimize the diagnosis. In a close interdisciplinary collaboration between doctors and physiotherapists, this research group builds a bridge between scientific research and medical applications.

The development of innovative diagnostic methods, improved pre- and post-operative planning, and individual patient's training therapy are in the focus of research.

Projects on the Human Spine



Individual computer models of the human spine

Development of individual computer models of the human spine.
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Computer models of the lumbar spine with muscle control

Individual computer models of the lumbar spine with muscle control.
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Cervical Biomechanics

Analysis of cervical biomechanics with implanted vertebral body replacement.
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Spinal Load Distribution of Overweight

Simulation of Spinal Load Distribution of Overweight.
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