Heiner Martin

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PURPOSE The accommodation process of the human eye is still a controversial subject. Coleman assumes that the lens, together with the zonula fibers, forms a diaphragm which is held in a catenary shape due to the pressure difference between the aqueous and vitreous body of the lens. The aim of the paper is to compare the results of two simulations (according(More)
Vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty are well-established minimally invasive treatment options for compression fractures of osteoporotic vertebral bodies. Possible procedural disadvantages, however, include incomplete fracture reduction or a significant loss of reduction after balloon tamp deflation, prior to cement injection. A new procedure called "vertebral(More)
PURPOSE Visualization of the anterior segment and biometric evaluation of the entire crystalline lens pose significant challenges for imaging techniques because of tissue-induced distortion artifacts. The present study was conducted to demonstrate the advantages of high-resolution magnetic resonance imaging (micro-MRI) for visualizing the anterior segment.(More)
INTRODUCTION Current treatment strategies for osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures (VCFs) focus on cement-associated solutions. Complications associated with cement application are leakage, embolism, adjacent fractures, and compromise in bony healing. This study comprises a validated VCF model in osteoporotic sheep in order to (1) evaluate a new(More)
BACKGROUND It is often suggested that sagittal instability at the first tarso-metatarsal joint level is a primary factor for hallux valgus and that sagittal instability increases with the progression of the deformity. The assessment of the degree of vertical instability is usually made by clinical evaluation while any measurements mostly refer to a static(More)
HYPOTHESIS The prosthesis length in malleostapedotomy for otosclerosis revision surgery can be calculated if the prosthesis length of previous conventional incus stapedotomy is known. BACKGROUND Malleostapedotomy is used in revision surgery for otosclerosis in case of severe incus erosion and malleus or incus fixation. METHODS Fifteen cadaveric human(More)
HYPOTHESIS Determining the spatial distribution of the malleus handle in relationship to the stapes as a function of the condition of the ossicular chain. BACKGROUND The position of replacement prosthesis and by association the direction of the force vectors exerted on the stapes head or footplate depends on the location of the malleus handle in(More)
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