Burkhard Drerup

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The anatomical landmarks on the body surface are important to shape and motion analysis. This paper presents a method for extracting anatomical landmarks on the foot from scattered 3D surface points collected by FastSCAN (Polhemus, Colchester, Vermont, USA). By least squares surface fitting, the surface is reconstructed from the scattered points and the(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this randomized clinical trial was to assess the effect of early orthodontic treatment for unilateral posterior cross bite in the late deciduous and early mixed dentition using orthopedic parameters. METHODS Early orthodontic treatment was performed by initial maxillary expansion and subsequent activator therapy (Münster treatment(More)
The aim of this study was to analyze the correlation ratios between the sagittal back contour (flèche cervicale and lombaire, trunk inclination) and selected parameters of craniofacial morphology in children. The patient sample consisted of 66 healthy children with a mean age of 11.2 years (SD 1.6 years), of which 34 were male (mean age 11.5 years, SD 1.3(More)
BACKGROUND Tibial torsion is the angle between the transverse axes of the proximal and distal tibial articular surfaces. It measures the degree of twisting of the tibia around its own longitudinal axis. The accurate measurement on the magnitude of tibial torsion is of great use in monitoring derangements. It is also useful as a baseline in the event of(More)
The unaffected contralateral side of patients with unilateral clubfeet has sometimes been taken as control in foot pressure measurement studies. However, it has never been shown that the pressure pattern under the contralateral foot is similar to a normal foot. Sixteen patients with unilateral clubfoot and 110 normal subjects took part in this study. All(More)
BACKGROUND The correlations between the sagittal jaw position and the cranio-cervical inclination are described in literature. Only few studies focus on the sagittal jaw position and the body posture using valid and objective orthopaedic examination methods. The aim of this study was to test the hypothesis that patients with malocclusions reveal significant(More)
INTRODUCTION Three-dimensional landmarks of the face are important for orthodontic examination, harmony assessment and treatment planning. Currently, facial landmarks are often measured by orthodontists via direct observation and manual soft tissue image analysis. This study wants to evaluate and present an objective method for measuring selected facial(More)
No other previously published studies consider the relative motion of orthotic components positioned on the upper arm and the forearm. This study therefore measured the location and direction of the axis of rotation of an orthotic component fixed to the forearm in relation to an orthotic component fixed to the upper arm, and compared the results with those(More)
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