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Science

Scientific research is an essential part of medicine. In addition to fundamental research which seeks out new, future-oriented approaches, applied clinical research is of significance to patients. Treatment results are documented and evaluated using standardized evaluational surveys. Important international comparisons are thereby made possible. Study results and results of research projects performed by the specialist physicians are presented and discussed at international conferences. With over 800 scientific publication and presentations, the team is involved in lively exchanges with international specialists.

Offering numerous courses and advanced trainings, the “Research Unit for Sports Medicine and Injury Prevention for the Musculoskeletal System”, an especially founded institute at the UMIT, additionally underlines the scientific direction of the specialist team of doctors.

Surgical instruments and special surgical methods developed in-house are both recognized and applied worldwide.

The over-arching goal of the Gelenkpunkt center is to build-up and further develop a wide-reaching, international research and documentation network.


Current publications 

Csapo R, Hoser C, Gföller P, Raschner C, Fink C (2018) Fitness, knee function and competition performance in professional alpine skiers after ACL inury. J Sci Med Sports 2018 [Epub ahead of print]

Sheean AJ, Musahl V, Slone HS, Xeroganes JW, Milinkovic D, Fink C, Hoser C (2018) Quadriceps tendon autograft for arthroscopic knee ligament reconstruction: use it now, use it often. Br J Sports Med 2018 [Epub ahead of print]

Fink C, Steensen R, Gföller P, Lawton R (2018) Quadriceps Tendon Autograft Medial Patellofemoral Ligament Reconstruction. Curr Rev Musculoskeletal Med [Epub ahead of print]

Fischer F, Hoser C, Blank C, Schobersberger W, Hepperger C, Gföller P, Fink C (2018) Injuries in Austrian football players: Are they an issue? Sportverl Sportschaden [Epub ahead of print]

Fischer F, Blank C, Dünnwald T, Gföller P, Herbst E, Hoser C, Fink C (2017) Isokinetic Extension Strength Is Associated With Single-Leg Vertical Jump Height. Orthop J Sports Med 3;5(11)

Müller L, Hildebrandt C, Müller E, Fink C, Raschner C (2017) Long-Term Athletic Development in Youth Alpine Ski Racing: The Effect of Physical Fitness, Ski Racing Technique, Anthropometrics and Biological Maturity Status on Injuries. Front Physiol 31(8):656

Petersen W, Fink C, Kopf S (2017) Return to sports after ACL reconstruction: a paradigm shift from time to function. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc 25(5):1353-1355

Runer A, Wierer G, Herbst E, Hepperger C, Herbort M, Gföller P, Hoser C, Fink C (2017) There is no difference between quadriceps- and hamstring tendon autografts in primary anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: a 2-year patient-reported outcome study. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthosc [Epub ahead of print]

Domnick C, Garcia P, Raschke MJ, Glasbrenner J, Lodde G, Fink C, Herbort M (2017) Trends and incidences of ligament-surgeries and osteotomies of the knee: an analysis of German inpatient records 2005–2013. Arch Orthop Trauma Surg [Epub ahead of print]

Seitlinger G, Moroder P, Fink C, Wierer G (2017) Acquired femoral flexion deformity due to physeal injury during medial patellofemoral ligament reconstruction. Knee [Epub ahead of print]

Hepperger C, Gföller P, Abermann E, Hoser C, Ulmer H, Herbst E, Fink C (2017) Sports activity is maintained or increased following total knee arthroplasty. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc [Epub ahead of print]

Fischer F, Fink C, Herbst E, Hoser C, Hepperger C, Blank C, Gföller P (2017) Higher hamstring-to-quadriceps isokinetic strength ratio during the first post-operative months in patients with quadriceps tendon compared to hamstring tendon graft following ACL reconstruction. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc [Epub ahead of print]

Herbort M, Michel P, Raschke MJ, Vogel N, Schulze M, Zoll A, Fink C, Petersen W, Domnick C (2016). Should the Ipsilateral Hamstrings Be Used for Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction in the Case of Medial Collateral Ligament Insufficiency? Biomechanical Investigation Regarding Dynamic Stabilization of the Medial Compartment by the Hamstring Muscle. Am J Sports Med [Epub ahead of print]

Wierer G, Runer A, Hoser CGföller PFink C (2016): Acute Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction in Patients over 40 years of age using Hamstring Autografts: Knee Surg Sports Traumatol [Epub ahead of print]

Wierer G, Runer A, Hoser CGföller PFink C (2016). Anatomical MCL reconstruction following TKA. Knee. 2016; 23(5):911-4

Hepperger CGföller PHoser C, Ulmer H, Fischer F, Schobersberger W, Fink C (2016): The effects of a 3-month controlled hiking programme on the functional abilities of patients following total knee arthroplasty - A prospective, randomized trial. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol [Epub ahead of print]

Herbst E, Hoser CGföller PHepperger C, Abermann E, Neumayer K, Fink C (2016): Impact of Surgical Timing on the Outcome of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol [Epub ahead of print]

Stephen JM, Kittl C, Williams A, Zaffagnini S, Marcheggiani Muccioli GM, Fink C, Amis AA (2016): Effect of Medial Patellofemoral Ligament Reconstruction Method on Patellofemoral Contact Pressures and Kinematics. Am J Sports Med [Epub ahed of print]

Domnick C, Kösters C, Franke F, Raschke MJ, Petersen W, Fink C, Herbort M (2016): Biomechanical Properties of Different Fixation Techniques for Posterior Cruciate Ligament Avulsion Fractures. Arthroscopy 32(6):1065-1071

Runer A, Birkmaier S, Pamminger M, Reider S, Herbst E, Künzel KH, Brenner E, Fink C (2016): The anterolateral ligament of the knee: A dissection study. Knee 2016; 23(1):8-12

Ruedl G, Helle K, Tecklenburg K, Schranz A, Fink C, Burtscher M (2016): Factors associated with self-reported failure of binding release among ACL injured male and female recreational skiers: a catalyst to change ISO binding standards? Br J Sports Med. 2016; 50(1):37-40

Ruedl G, Helle K, Tecklenburg K, Schranz A, Fink C, Posch M, Burtscher M (2015): Einfluss von subjektiver Ermüdung auf vordere Kreuzbandverletzungen beim alpinen Skifahren: ein Geschlechtervergleich Impact of self-reported fatigue on ACL injuries in recreational alpine skiing: a sex comparison. Sportverl Sportsch 29(04):226-230

Lenschow S, Herbort M, Fink C (2015): Rekonstruktion eines medialen patellofemoralen Ligaments mit Quadrizepssehnenstreifen. Oper Orthop Traumatol 27(6): 474-483

Domnick C, Herbort M, Raschke MJ, Schliemann B, Siebold R, Smigielski R, Fink C (2015): Converting round tendons to flat tendon constructs: Does the preparation process have an influence on the structural properties? Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc [Epub ahead of print]

Kösters A, Rieder F, Wiesinger HP, Dorn U, Hofstaedter T,Fink C, Müller E, Seynnes OR (2015): Alpine Skiing With total knee ArthroPlasty (ASWAP): effect on tendon properties. Scand J Med Sci Sports. 2015 Aug; 25 Suppl 2:67-73

Pötzelsberger B, Stöggl T, Scheiber P, Lindinger SJ, Seifert J,Fink C, Müller E (2015): Alpine Skiing With total knee ArthroPlasty (ASWAP): symmetric loading during skiing. Scand J Med Sci Sports. 2015 Aug; 25 Suppl 2:60-6

Rieder F, Kösters A, Wiesinger HP, Dorn U, Hofstaedter T,Fink C, Seynnes OR, Müller E (2015): Alpine Skiing With total knee ArthroPlasty (ASWAP): muscular adaptations. Scand J Med Sci Sports. 2015 Aug; 25 Suppl 2:26-32

Hofstaedter T,Fink C, Dorn U, Pötzelsberger B, Hepperger C, Gordon K, Müller E (2015): Alpine Skiing With total knee ArthroPlasty (ASWAP): clinical and radiographic outcomes. Scand J Med Sci Sports. 2015 Aug; 25 Suppl 2:10-5

Kösters A, Pötzelsberger B, Dela F, Dorn U, Hofstaedter T,Fink C, Müller E (2015): Alpine Skiing With total knee ArthroPlasty (ASWAP): study design and intervention. Scand J Med Sci Sports. 2015 Aug;25 Suppl 2:3-9

Wierer G, Hoser C, Herbst E, Abermann, E,Fink C (2015): Treatment of patella baja by a modified Z-plasty. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc [Epub ahead of print]

Herbst E, Hoser C, Tecklenburg K, Filipovic M, Dallapozza C, Herbort M,Fink C (2015): The lateral femoral notch sign following ACL injury: frequency, morphology and relation to meniscal injury and sports activity. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol 2015 Aug; 23(8): 2250-8.

Herbst E, Hoser C, Hildebrandt C, Raschner C, Hepperger C, Pointner H,Fink C (2015): Functional assessments for decision-making regarding return to sports following ACL reconstruction Part II: Clinical application of a new test battery. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc 2015 May; 23(5): 1283-91.

Hildebrandt C, Müller L, Zisch B, Huber R,Fink C, Raschner C (2015): Functional assessments for decision-making regarding return to sports following ACL reconstruction Part I: Development of a new test battery. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc 2015 May; 23(5): 1273-81.

Eichinger M, Schocke M, Hoser C,Fink C, Mayr R, Rosenberger RE (2015): Changes in articular cartilage following arthroscopic partial medial meniscectomy. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc 2015 [Epub ahead of print]

Fink C, Veselko M, Herbort M, Hoser C (2014): Minimal invasive reconstruction of the MPFL using Quadriceps tendon. Arthros Tech 2014, 3(3) e325 - e329.

Herbort M, Raschke MJ, Hoser C, Lenschow S, Weimann A,Fink C (2014): MPFL Reconstruction using a Quadriceps tendon graft, Part 1: Biomechanical Properties of Quadriceps Tendon MPFL Reconstruction in Comparison to the Intact MPFL. A Human Cadaveric Study. Knee 2014 Dec; 21(6): 1169-74

Fink C, Veselko M, Herbort M, Hoser C (2014): MPFL Reconstruction using a Quadriceps Tendon Graft, Part 2: Minimal invasive reconstruction of the MPFL using a strip of Quadriceps tendon – Operative technique and short term clinical results. Knee 2014 Dec; 21(6): 1175-9.

Fink C, Herbort M, Abermann E, Hoser C (2014): Minimally invasive harvest of a Quadriceps Tendon with or without a bone block. Arthros Tech 2014, 3(4) e509 – e513.


Current Studies

Injury prevention in Tyrolean Football

Beginning in Autumn 2015, injury data from Tyrolean Football will be ascertained. The project is projected to first include competitive teams above the Tyrolean League, the Regional League West, and The Sky Go First League and then to be expanded to all clubs in the Tyrolean Football Association. The goal of the development is a data base that includes the most common injuries and to recognise any patterns for the implementation of preventative measures.

 

Patient register

In-house patient documentation at an international scientific level is carried out via a so-called patient register. This register allows for objective follow-up inspection of patients with the aid of a standardized survey.


Advanced training 

The education and advanced training of residents, students, physical therapists, doctors and patients necessitates continual self-scrutiny of action and treatment. In dealings with various target groups, we are also continually asked to expand our own field of view and to prepare for that which is new.

Advanced training programme (conferences and courses)

AGA academy course
4-5 September 2015