Fields of basic and clinical research

–  Development of a computerized 3-D imaging system using personal computers to be used for diagnostic purposes in Orthopaedics and pre-operative simulation of corrective means.

–  Development of a Universal Internal Fixation Plate

–  Bone formation and regeneration

–  Development of prosthetic fixation with remodeling interface

–  Development of improved in Foot and Ankle Reconstruction techniques

–  Development of Osteosynthetic Fixation Plates and Screws

–  Development of specific implants and instruments to be used in Foot and Ankle surgery

Nail for internal fixation of the hindfoot (tibio-calcaneal arthrodesis). It is essential to fix the hindfoot in anatomical alignment and under stable conditions to achieve secure bone healing. The bones of the hindfoot are aligned on a circular arc.

Patents

First or only author, all swiss (priority (pri) and US applications (US-publication dates listed (pub).

(pri = priority CH (first application))
(pub = published USA)

1. Vorrichtung zum Einbringen eines gebogenen Nagels in einen Knochen
Pri: 18.05.2009 (CH) CH 007772009 classification A61B

2. Knochennagel für die Ferse
Pri: 27.12.2007 (CH)

3. Vorrichtung zur temporären Schienung von Zehen
pri: 13.05.2005 (CH) No: 00848/05 classification: A61B

4. Vorrichtung zur temporären Schienung von Zehen
pri: 10.04.2003, PCT (world) pending

5. Symmetrical Bone Plate (further development of (6) and (9))
pri: 04.09.97, PCT (world) pub: 11.03.99, USA 05.12. 2001

6. Osteosynthetic Bone plate and lock washer
USA pub: 12.02.97

7. Lock washer for bone plate osteosynthesis
USA pub: 27.05.97

8. Strain washer for plate osteosynthesis (further development of the LC-DCP (6))
pri: 25.01.93, pub. (Euro. Pat.) 27.05.98, PCT(world) pub: 04.08.94

9. Shaft prosthesis fixation with variable interface (continuous adaptation to endosteal remodelling of bone)
pri: 07.12.89, USA: pending, PCT(world) pub: 27.06.91

10. Self locking shaft prosthesis for hemi- or total arthroplasties
pri: 05.07.89, USA: examination going on, PCT(world) pub: 25.01.90

11. LC-DCP (low contact compression plate)
pri: 2.12.87, pub: 26.03.91

12. Osteosynthetic plate with trapezoidal cross section
pri: 30.08.85, pub: 13.06.89

13. Self locking (self interlocking) medullary nail
pri: 14.05.84, pub: 10.11.87

14. Universal drill guide for compression plates (DCU)
pri: 29.11.81, pub: 15.07.86

15. The Dynamic Compression Unit (DCU)
pri: 20.11.80, pub: 15.01.85

16. Self compressing plates with variable slope
pri: 16.03.81, pub: 30.04.85

Software development

–  CT/MR – Method of catching data of surfaces e.g. subchondral bone for pre-operative simulation of correcting osteotomies. Diskette available on request (Bresina/Klaue). Instruction manual “ORTHOSIM” (Klaue/Bresina).

Dissertations (Tutor)

–  M. Kowalski: “Die Knochenheilung nach Anwendung der Dynamischen Kompressionseinheit (DCU): Radiologisch-histologische Studien am Schaf”, Bern 1989

–  I. Fengels: “Knochenveränderungen nach Plattensosteosynthese im Langzeitversuch”, Basel 1995

–  K. Stoffel: “Die Belastung der Osteosynthesplatte im Verhältnis zum histologischen Bild”, Bern 1995

Whatever you are prepared to die for is what you also live for. Whatever makes sense of life also makes sense of death (Saint-Exupéry dans Citadelle)