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The objective of the present study is to synthesize and investigate using the same set of sixty-one real-world accidents the human head injury prediction capability of the head injury criterion (HIC) and the head impact power (HIP) based criterion as well as the injury mechanisms related criteria provided by the simulated injury monitor (SIMon) and the(More)
Primary stability of refixated fractures in case of shoulder hemiarthroplasty is a prerequisite to restore physiological glenohumeral joint function. Clinical observations often show a secondary dislocation and subsequent resorption of the bony anchor points like the greater and lesser tuberosity at the rotator cuff tendons. This failed integration leads to(More)
The aim of our work was to expand on the knowledge concerning mild Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI), by combining numerical modeling and animal experiments within a joint approach. A three-dimensional finite element model of the rat brain and braincase was developed, and experimental acceleration pulses were applied. Pulse data were obtained from tests(More)
Sitting is the most frequently performed posture of everyday life. Biomechanical interactions with office chairs have therefore a long-term effect on our musculoskeletal system and ultimately on our health and wellbeing. This paper highlights the kinematic effect of office chairs on the spinal column and its single segments. Novel chair concepts with(More)
BACKGROUND Surgery for disc herniations can be complicated by two major problems: painful degeneration of the spinal segment and re-herniation. Therefore, we examined an absorbable poly-glycolic acid (PGA) biomaterial, which was lyophilized with hyaluronic acid (HA), for its utility to (a) re-establish spinal stability and to (b) seal annulus fibrosus(More)
INTRODUCTION The clinical outcome of hemiarthroplasty for proximal humeral fractures is not satisfactory. Secondary fragment dislocation may prevent bone integration; the primary stability by a fixation technique is therefore needed to accomplish tuberosity healing. Present technical comparison of surgical fixation techniques reveals the state-of-the-art(More)
The objective of the study was to better understand the biomechanics of mild traumatic brain injuries (TBI) using a hybrid approach: experiments and computational modeling. A three-dimensional finite element model of the rat skull and brain was used to understand the anatomical region-dependent stress response under mild TBI conditions. Anesthetized rats(More)
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