Chronic low back pain is a significant public health problem in industrialized society. The intact spine carries the upper body and external loads, allows motion in a physiological range and protects the spinal cord. These different demands necessitate a high degree of complexity with various sources for disorders and pain. The JWI conducts research in order to counter pain causes and to further optimize the pain treatment.
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Authors:Dreischarf M, Pries E, Bashkuev M, Putzier M, Schmidt H
Title:Differences between clinical "snap-shot" and "real-life" assessments of lumbar spine alignment and motion - What is the "real" lumbar lordosis of a human being?
The clinical "gold-standard" for measuring lumbar lordosis and its motion are radiological "snap-shots" taken while standing and during upper-body flexion and extension. The extent to which these clinically assessed values characterise lumbar alignment and its motion in daily life merits discussion. A non-invasive measurement-system was employed to measure lumbar lordosis and lumbar motion in 208 volunteers during daily activities. In this study was shown that short-term examinations of lumbar lordosis differ considerably from the average values during real-life.
Journal:J Biomech Year:2016; Volume:49Issue:(5):Pages:638-644.
Authors:Reitmaier S, Graichen F, Shirazi-Adl A, Schmidt H
Title:Separate the Sheep from the Goats: Use and Limitations of Large Animal Models in Intervertebral Disc Research
Approximately 5,168 large animals (pigs, sheep, goats, and cattle) were used for intervertebral disc research in identified studies published between 1985 and 2016. Most of the reviewed studies revealed a low scientific impact, a lack of sound justifications for the animal models, and a number of deficiencies in the documentation of the animal experimentation. The scientific community should take suitable measures to investigate the presumption that animal models have translational value in intervertebral disc research. Recommendations for future investigations are provided to improve the quality, validity, and usefulness of animal studies for intervertebral disc research.
Journal:J Bone Joint Surg Am Year:2017; Volume:99Issue:(19):Pages:e102.
Publications since 2006
- Authors:Becker L, Schömig F, Cordes LMS, Duda GN, Pumberger M, Schmidt HJournal:Diagnostics (Basel) Year:2023; Volume:13Issue:(4)
- Authors:Dall'Ara E, Schmidt H, El-Rich M, D O'Connell G, Galbusera F
Journal:Front Bioeng Biotechnol Year:2022;
Title:Editorial: Computational modeling for the assessment of the biomechanical properties of the healthy, diseased and treated spine
- Authors:Spindler P, Alzoobi Y, Truckenmüller P, Hahn S, Manzoni YN, Feldmann L, Hermann KG, Kühn AA, Faust K, Schneider GH, Vajkoczy P, Schmidt H
Journal:Eur Spine J Year:2022; Volume:31Issue:(12):Pages:3316-3323.
Title:A noninvasive method to quantify the impairment of spinal motion ability in Parkinson's disease
- Authors:Becker L, Schönnagel L, Mihalache TV, Haffer H, Schömig F, Schmidt H, Pumberger M
Journal:PLoS One Year:2022;
Title:Lumbosacral transitional vertebrae alter the distribution of lumbar mobility-Preliminary results of a radiographic evaluation
- Authors:Dreischarf B, Koch E, Dreischarf M, Schmidt H, Pumberger M, Becker LJournal:Sci Rep Year:2022; Volume:12Issue:(1)
- Authors:Arshad R, Schmidt H, El-Rich M, Moglo K
Journal:Front Bioeng Biotechnol Year:2022; Volume:10
Title:Sensitivity of the Cervical Disc Loads, Translations, Intradiscal Pressure, and Muscle Activity Due to Segmental Mass, Disc Stiffness, and Muscle Strength in an Upright Neutral Posture
- Authors:Haffer H, Wang Z, Hu Z, Palmowski Y, Hardt S, Schmidt H, Perka C, Pumberger M
Journal:Clin Spine Surg Year:2022;
Title:Does Total Hip Arthroplasty Affect Spinopelvic and Spinal Alignment?: A Prospective Observational Investigation
- Authors:Zander T, Firouzabadi A, Bashkuev M, Schmidt H
Journal:J Biomech Year:2022; Volume:132
Title:Optimal assessment of upper body motion - Which and how many landmarks need to be captured for representing rigid body orientation?
- Authors:Firouzabadi A, Arjmand N, Pan F, Zander T, Schmidt H
Journal:Front Bioeng Biotechnol Year:2021; Volume:9
Title:Sex-Dependent Estimation of Spinal Loads During Static Manual Material Handling Activities-Combined in vivo and in silico Analyses
- Authors:Pan F, Zhu R, Kong C, Zhu W, Lu S, Cheng L, Schmidt HJournal:World Neurosurg Year:2021;