Bernd E. Hirsch

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This paper describes a methodology for the analysis of three-dimensional (3-D) kinematics of live joints of the foot based on tomographic image data acquired via magnetic resonance (MR) imaging. A mechanical jig facilitates acquisition of MR images corresponding to different positions of the joint in a pronation-supination motion. The surfaces of the(More)
Preface The present book is the translation of my dissertation which was already published in 2007 (ISBN 3-86130-529). Due to many requests from foreign project partners and interested parties it has now been put into English. I sincerely thank Mr. Felix Römer for the present translation done with diligence and endurance. This dissertation evolved from and(More)
As mathematical models of the musculoskeletal system become increasingly detailed and precise, they require more accurate information about the architectural parameters of the individual muscles. These muscles are typically represented as Hill-type models, which require data on fiber length, physiological cross-sectional area (PCSA) and pennation angle.(More)
The purpose of this work is to study the architecture of the rearfoot using in vivo MR image data. Each data set used in this study is made of sixty sagittal slices of the foot acquired in a 1.5-T commercial GE MR system. We use the live-wire method to delineate boundaries and form the surfaces of the bones. In the first part of this work, we describe a new(More)
For some patients with radiculopathy a source of nerve root compression cannot be identified despite positive electromyography (EMG) evidence. This discrepancy hampers the effective clinical management for these individuals. Although it has been well-established that tissues in the cervical spine move in a three-dimensional (3D) manner, the 3D motions of(More)