Ulrich Moritz

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OBJECTIVES To explore the natural course of musculoskeletal disorders during a 5-year period among dental personnel, to survey findings and diagnoses according to a standardized protocol, and to compare and evaluate different methods for the detection of musculoskeletal disorders in a population. METHODS In a 5-year follow-up study, dental personnel (n =(More)
The intra-abdominal pressure (IAP) has been regarded as important for stabilization and relief of the lumbar spine when exposed to heavy loads, such as when lifting. Previous trials, however, have failed to increase the IAP by abdominal muscle training. Twenty healthy subjects, 20 low-back patients and 10 weight-lifters, were tested with various breathing(More)
The purpose of this study was to investigate the reliability of repeated measurements and a possible learning or tiring process in single-limb stabilometry and one-leg hop test. An additional purpose was to study the correlation between different stabilometric variables. Seventy-five healthy subjects were examined twice with a median interval of 7 d, and(More)
STUDY DESIGN Prospective randomized longitudinal clinical trial with matched controls. OBJECTIVES To investigate the long-term effect of training on postural control and extremity function after an acute anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury. BACKGROUND ACL injuries may cause severe problems with recurrent giving way of the knee and reduced functional(More)
The efficacy of two non-operative rehabilitation programs was studied in a consecutive randomized controlled clinical trial of 100 patients after 12 months subsequent to an acute anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury. Follow up of randomization to two training models was evaluated after 3 and 12 months: A self-monitored training program (SM) of(More)
The aims of this study were: 1) to investigate whether single-limb stabilometry and a one-leg hop test are influenced by age, sex, height, weight or activity level in healthy subjects, 2) to examine possible differences between the right and the left leg, 3) to determine Limb Symmetry Index (LSI) values, and 4) to study the relation between the(More)
EMG was recorded with surface electrodes from the trapezius and deltoid muscles during a static endurance test at approximately 20% of maximal voluntary contraction. Objective parameters for localized muscular fatigue were derived from the time course of the root mean square (RMS) and mean power frequency (MPF) of the EMG recordings. Isotonic regression is(More)
420 medical secretaries took part in a cross-sectional study at examining the prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders as well as the relationship between neck and shoulder pain and possible risk factors. Sixty-three percent had experienced neck pain sometime during the previous year and while 15% had suffered almost constant pain 32% had experienced neck(More)
Proprioception of the knee was measured in 20 patients with reconstructed anterior cruciate ligaments and in 19 age-matched controls. The mean time from surgery was 2 years. Three tests of proprioception were used: (a) threshold to detection of passive motion from 20 and 40 degrees toward flexion and extension, (b) active reproduction of a 30 degrees(More)
STUDY DESIGN Nonrandomized prospective study. OBJECTIVE To evaluate proprioception in 2 groups of patients with anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) deficiency who had different severity of symptoms. BACKGROUND Defective proprioception has previously been found in patients with ACL-deficient knees. It has been suggested that sensory receptors of the ACL and(More)