Chair of Sports Orthopedics

One focus of our work is to give diseased persons an individually designed guide of joint-preserving and muscle-building methods of training and to help the diseased persons, despite joint wear, to realize a higher quality of life.

Potentially some of the 150,000 knee joint replacements, annually executed in Germany, could be avoided or at least postponed by means of an individualized prevention and rehabilitation program. Therefore, the working division Sports Orthopedics is concentrated on the development of a system for the early detection of miscarriage and overload damage, in particular of the knee joint. All research tasks take place in close cooperation with renowned industrial partners in the field of medical technology.