Benjamin Steinhilber

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BACKGROUND Roughly one in ten persons in the industrialized world suffers from hip osteoarthritis, a disease for which there is no cure. The goal of conservative therapy is to relieve symptoms, preferably with methods that let patients assume responsibility for their own treatment, e.g., physical training. METHOD In a randomized controlled trial, we(More)
BACKGROUND Hip osteoarthritis (hip OA) is a disease with a major impact on both national economy and the patients themselves. Patients suffer from pain and functional impairment in activities of daily life which are associated with a decrease in quality of life. Conservative therapeutic interventions such as physical exercises aim at reducing pain and(More)
To investigate the effect of a pistol grip laparoscopic instrument with a rotatable handle piece (rot-HP) on biomechanical stress and precision as well as a possible interaction between the instrument and working height (WH). Biomechanical stress induced by laparoscopic surgery (LS) is associated with work-related upper limb musculoskeletal disorders in(More)
The feasibility and efficacy of an additional progressive home-based strengthening exercise program (PHSEP) on subjects that already attended supervised institutional exercise therapy was investigated. Thirty-six hip patients with hip osteoarthritis (OA) and/or total hip replacement in at least one hip joint were randomly assigned to an intervention group(More)
The case of an non-addict young caucasian with isolated tricuspid valve endocarditis in congenital ventricular septal defect (VSD) is presented. Despite antibiotic treatment the patient suffered from recurrent right sided pneumonias. A computed tomography of the chest revealed an abscess localized in the right lower lung with signs of cavitation.(More)
BACKGROUND Physical disability (PD) is common among patients with osteoarthritis (OA) of the hip. Exercise therapy is proposed to be a potential intervention to reduce PD. However, the optimal targets of an exercise program are not known. PURPOSE The aim of the present study was to identify factors that explain the level of self-reported PD in patients(More)
Laparoscopic surgery (LS) induces physical stress to the surgeon that is associated with an increased prevalence of musculoskeletal pain and injury in the shoulder–neck region. The aim of this research project is to develop an arm support system (ASsyst) that reduces physical stress and is applicable to various laparoscopic interventions and operation room(More)
BACKGROUND Osteoarthritis is the most common reason for pain in older adults, and the individual and economic burden of this disease is immense. The chronic character of osteoarthritis requires a long-term therapeutic treatment. In this regard life-style interventions such as physical exercises that can be carried out by the patient himself are recommended(More)
The aim of this article is the analysis of a multidisciplinary developed first prototype of an innovative Arm‐Support‐Device (ASD) for laparoscopic surgery. This device follows the motions of the leaned lower arm of the surgeon and supports the posture in order to relief the surgeon. During the multidisciplinary development process, important requirements(More)