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  • Initial mechanics vs. actual regeneration

    Perier-Metz C. et al.; Biomech Model Mechanobiol. 2021 Jun 7.doi: 10.1007/s10237-021-01472-2.

  • Computer model of BMP-2 supported bone...

    Borgiani E. et. al.; Biomech Model Mechanobiol. 2021 May 28.doi: 10.1007/s10237-021-01466-0.

  • Static interfragmentary compression achievable

    Keltz E. et. al.; Injury. 2021 Jun;52(6):1263-1270.doi: 10.1016/j.injury.2020.11.070. Epub 2020 Dec 31.

  • Versatile roles of macrophages in bone...

    Schlundt C et al., Acta Biomater. 2021 May 8;S1742-7061(21)00298-1.doi: 10.1016/j.actbio.2021.04.052.

  • Biomechanics of Sheep Mandible Fixation

    Orassi V. et al., Front Bioeng Biotechnol. 2021 May 6;9:672176.doi: 10.3389/fbioe.2021.672176. eCollection 2021.

  • Hip joint loading

    Palmowski Y. et al., Sci Rep. 2021 May 12;11(1):10073.doi: 10.1038/s41598-021-89611-8.

Julius Wolff Institute

Basic and applied research in orthopaedics and trauma surgery

Following in the tradition of Julius Wolff, we explore the interplay between mechanics and biology in bone and muscle. Motivated by clinical necessities, we concentrate on basic and applied research in orthopedics and trauma surgery.

Our Focus

Understand - the interaction between movement and loading within joint replacements and during fracture healing

Enable - musculoskeletal mobility

Initiate - regeneration in challenging healing situations, such as delayed bone healing, bone defect healing, muscle trauma, ligament injury and arthrosis.

JWI Network

Inspiration - Our research teams have the opportunity to develop their ideas into joint reserach projects with the support of modern team coaching and seed funding provided by the ECRT.

Education - All our PhD Students and Postdocs are members of the BSRT Graduate School and supported by the mentoring infrastructure.

Translation - We develop innovative therapies by applying biomechanical, mechano-biological and osteo-immunological concepts. Translational approaches are supported by infrastructures of the BCRT.

Regeneration - Essential for our clinically motivated research is the close interaction with our partner clinics CMSC with whom we have built a focus on "movement research".


  • Martina Tortorici is graduated

    BSRT Student Marina Tortorici defendet her thesis on the 30. April 2021

    Her Dissertation is entitled
    "Design and characterisation of a hybrid scafold for endochondrial ossification"


  • Julia Kallenberg (Berkmann) is graduated

    BSRT Student Julia Kallenberg (Berkmann) defended her thesis on the 12 February 2021

    Her Dissertation is entitled
    Biological evaluation and customization of a novel modular technology platform for local ion and drug delivery in bone healing


  • Romina Amberg is graduated

    BSRT Student Romina Amberg defended her thesis on the 16 December 2020

    Her Dissertation is entitled
    Influence of Physical Cues from the Degrading Magnesium Implants on Cells