Hip joint biomechanics

Hip joint osteoarthritis is a common pathology worldwide. We investigate the underlying hip joint biomechanics, possible nerve receptors in the adjacent soft tissues, and the effects of new surgical intervention techniques and modular implants. This research involves biophysical experiments, cadaveric and histological study, numerical simulations and clinical trials. The aim is to further optimise hip arthroplasty, as well as revision and tumour surgery.

Selected publications:

  • Jurkutat J, Zajonz D, Sommer G, Schleifenbaum S, Möbius R, Grunert R, Hammer N, Prietzel T. The impact of capsular repair on the risk for dislocation after revision total hip arthroplasty - a retrospective cohort-study of 259 cases. BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2018 Aug 31;19(1):314. 

  • Grunert R, Schleifenbaum S, Möbius R, Kopper M, Rotsch C, Drossel W-G, Hammer N, Prietzel T. Novel concept of a modular hip implant could contribute to less implant failure in THA: a hypothesis. Patient Safety in Surgery. 2018;12(1).


  • Möbius R, Schleifenbaum S, Grunert R, Löffler S, Werner M, Prietzel T, Hammer N. A pilot trial comparing the tear-out behavior in screw-sockets and cemented polyethylene acetabular components - a cadaveric study. Orthop Traumatol Surg Res. 2016;102(6):723-8.

  • Prietzel T, Hammer N, Schleifenbaum S, Kassebaum E, Farag M, von Salis-Soglio G. On the permanent hip-stabilizing effect of atmospheric pressure. Journal of biomechanics. 2014;47(11):2660-5.

E12 Plastinate of the human hip joint