Clinical and Functional Anatomy: Biomechanics and Imaging

We use a combination of techniques, including (but not limited to) digital image correlation, plastination, µ-CT, electron microscopy, magnetic resonance imaging and computed tomography to enhance the spatial and structural understanding of the human musculoskeletal system, with particular focus on disease and surgical intervention. Often we combine biomechanical testing with a variety of imaging modalities.

Selected publications:

  • Becker D, Lopez-Marambio FA, Hammer N, Kieser D. How to Avoid Posterior Interosseous Nerve Injury During Single-Incision Distal Biceps Repair Drilling. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2018 Nov 5. 

  • Geber J, Hammer N. Ossification of the Ligamentum Flavum in a Nineteenth-Century Skeletal Population Sample from Ireland: Using Bioarchaeology to Reveal a Neglected Spine Pathology. Sci Rep. 2018 Jun 18;8(1):9313. 

  • Hammer N, Hirschfeld U, Strunz H, Werner M, Wolfskampf T, Löffler S. Can the Diagnostics of Triangular Fibrocartilage Complex Lesions Be Improved by MRI-Based Soft-Tissue Reconstruction? An Imaging-Based Workup and Case Presentation. Biomed Res Int. 2017;2017:5870875.

  • Seidel T, Hammer N, Garnov N, Schneider G, Steinke H. An algorithm for the calculation of three-dimensional collagen fiber orientation in ligaments using angle-sensitive MRI. Magn Reson Med. 2013;69(6):1595-602.