The biomechanics department belongs to the Clinic for Traum, Hand and Reconstructive Surgery under the direction of Univ.-Prof. Dr. med. M. J. Raschke and is part of the Institute for Musculoskeletal Medicine under the direction of Univ.-Prof. Dr. Thomas Pap.
The working groups active in the department deal, among other things, with the biomechanical properties of human joints, fracture management procedures and new surgical techniques. A wide range of biomechanical issues are examined in the context of internships, bachelor and master theses, medical doctoral theses and habilitation procedures.
The laboratory has two Kuka robots, various materials testing machines (including Instron, Zwick) and an optical measuring system (Optotrak). In addition, a 3D printer and a 3D measuring arm (Hexagon Absolute Arm) have recently been installed for various test setups and anatomical measurements. According to requirements and questions, individual test setups are made in the neighboring precision engineering workshop.
The department promotes networking between clinic and laboratory, for example through the development of innovative surgical procedures. This enables the translation of questions between clinic and laboratory. Another field of activity is contract research, such as the evaluation of implants and medical products. Contact persons and further information can be found at the following address: www.medizin.uni-muenster.de/bonelab