Johannes Ruhhammer

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BACKGROUND In a noticeable percentage of patients anterolateral rotational instabilities (ALRI) remain after an isolated ACL reconstruction. Those instabilities may occur due to an insufficiently directed damage of anterolateral structures that is often associated with ACL ruptures. Recent publications describe an anatomical structure, termed the(More)
BACKGROUND Persistent rotatory instability after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction may be a result of unaddressed insufficiency of the anterolateral structures. Recent publications about the anatomy of the anterolateral ligament (ALL) have led to a renewed interest in lateral extra-articular procedures, and several authors have proposed ALL(More)
A thorough understanding of ligament strains and behavior is necessary to create biomechanical models, comprehend trauma mechanisms, and surgically reconstruct those ligaments in a manner that restores a physiological performance. Measurement techniques and sensors are needed to conduct this data with high accuracy in an in vitro environment. In this work,(More)
Stretchable optoelectronic circuits, incorporating chip-level LEDs and photodiodes in a silicone membrane, are demonstrated. Due to its highly miniaturized design and tissue-like mechanical properties, such an optical circuit can be conformally applied to the epidermis and be used for measurement of photoplethysmograms. This level of optical functionality(More)
Cardiovascular disease caused 32.8% of deaths in the United States in 2008 [1]. The most important medical parameter is the arterial blood pressure. The origin of high or low blood pressure can mostly be found in the vessel compliance. With the presented implantable sensor, we are able to directly measure strain of arteries, as an indicator of(More)
Spectralphotometric measurement methods as, for example, pulse oximetry are established approaches for extracorporeal determination of blood constituents. We measure the dynamics of the arterial distension intracorporeally thus extending the scope of the method substantially. A miniaturized opto-electronic sensor is attached directly to larger arteries(More)
Non-invasive evaluation of knee joint laxities is crucial in the diagnostics of post-traumatic knee injuries such as ACL ruptures. Current clinical standard and daily routine for orthopaedic surgeons are for instance the Lachman-Test or the Anterior Drawer-Test in the evaluation of knee joint displacement. Those tests, while quickly and easily performed,(More)
A novel sensor for measuring arterial distension, pulse and pressure waveform is developed and evaluated. The system consists of a magnetic sensor which is applied and fixed to arterial vessels without any blood vessel constriction, hence avoiding stenosis. The measurement principle could be validated by in vitro experiments on silicone tubes, and by in(More)
Polymeric structures with integrated, functional microelectrical mechanical systems (MEMS) elements are increasingly important in various applications such as biomedical systems or wearable smart devices. These applications require highly flexible and elastic polymers with good conductivity, which can be embedded into a matrix that undergoes large(More)