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JWI founds OrthoLoad Club

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OrthoLoad Club offers its members an exclusive insight into the load data measured in vivo

The Julius Wolff Institute of the Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin has founded the OrthoLoad Club with renowned implant manufacturers. The aim is to intensify the exchange of information between the scientific, clinical and industrial partners regarding the problems of joint replacement and to jointly find solutions for improving orthopaedic implants.

The foundation is based on the database of the working group of the Instrumented Implants of the Julius Wolff Institute. It contains detailed information about the in vivo measured joint loads at hip, knee and shoulder as well as vertebral bodies and internal vertebral fixator. It shows examples of in vivo joint loading of all investigated implants and volunteers performed by the working group over the years. Currently, the database contains more than 2000 examples of different activities of daily life and is used by more than thousand scientists and developers per month.

The OrthoLoad Club gives members under the scientific direction of the Julius Wolff Institute an exclusive insight into the in vivo measured load data in order to use the resulting findings for their own development and improvement of implants. In addition, current research results are presented and discussed in regular meetings with the partners and the Julius Wolff Institute. The long-term goal is to initiate a significant contribution to the optimization of orthopedic implants as well as joint research and development projects through these collaborations.


Dr.-Ing. Philipp Damm

Principal Investigator - Joint LoadingBerlin Institute of Health
Julius Wolff Institut - Center for Musculoskeletal Biomechanics and Regeneration, Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin

Postal address:Föhrer Str. 1513353 Berlin

Campus / internal address:Südstraße 2

CVK, Südstraße 2

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