Here you can find a selection of the publications from the lab:


Weber M, Merle C, Nawabi D, Dendorfer S, Grifka J, Renkawitz T; Inaccurate offset restoration in total hip arthroplasty results in reduced range of motion. Sci Rep 10, 13208 (2020).

Aurbach M, Spicka J, Suess F, Dendorfer S; Torus obstacle method as a wrapping approach of the deltoid muscle group for humeral abduction in musculoskeletal simulation. Journal of Biomechanics, Volume 109, 26 August 2020 Article 109864

Auer S, Kubowitsch S, Krutsch W, Renkawitz T, Suess F, Dendorfer S; Effect of mental demand on knee forces in professional youth soccer players.  ISBS Proceedings Archive: Vol. 38 : Iss. 1 , Article 28. Available at:

Aurbach M, Spicka J, Suess F, Dendorfer S; Evaluation of modelling parameters of the shoulder complex during humeral abduction above 90°. Journal of Biomechanics, Volume 106, 9 June 2020, Article 109817

De Pieri E, Atzori F, Ferguson SJ, Dendorfer S, Leunig M, Aepli M; Contact force path in total hip arthroplasty: effect of cub medialisation in a whole-body simulation. Hip International, 1-8, 2000


Benedikt Feldotto, Blasius Walch, Patrick Koch, Sebastian Dendorfer, Alois Knoll; Co-Development of an Infant Prototype in Hardware and  Simulation based on CT Imaging Data. Proceedings of the 2019 IEEE International Conference on Cyborg and Bionic Systems (CBS), Munich, Germany.

Völlner, Florian; Weber, Tim; Weber, Markus; Renkawitz, Tobias; Dendorfer, Sebastian; Grifka, Joachim; Craiovan, Benjamin (2019): A simple method for determining ligament stiffness during total knee arthroplasty in vivo. In: Scientific Reports 9 (1), S. 5261. DOI: 10.1038/s41598-019-41732-x.


Schmitz P, Cornelius Neumann C, Neumann C, Nerlich M, Dendorfer S.; Biomechanical analysis of iliac crest loading following cortico-cancellous bone harvesting. J Orthop Surg Res. 2018 May 9;13(1):108. doi: 10.1186/s13018-018-0822-1

A. Benditz, S. Auer, J. F. Spörrer, S. Wolkerstorfer, J. Grifka, F. Suess, S. Dendorfer. Regarding loads after spinal fusion, every level should be seen separately: a musculoskeletal analysis. Eur Spine J. 2018 Aug;27(8):1905-1910. doi: 10.1007/s00586-018-5476-5


Dendorfer S., Kubowitsch S., Suess F., How to determine the effect of working conditions on the human body. Proceedings of RIM 2017 Development and modernization of production. Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Aurbach M., Wagner K., Süß F., Dendorfer S. (2017) Implementation and Validation of Human Kinematics Measured Using IMUs for Musculoskeletal Simulations by the Evaluation of Joint Reaction Forces. In: Badnjevic A. (eds) CMBEBIH 2017. IFMBE Proceedings, vol 62. Springer, Singapore

Jungtäubl D., Schmitz P., Gross S., Dendorfer S. (2017) FEA of the transiliacal internal fixator as an osteosynthesis of pelvic ring fractures. In: Badnjevic A. (eds) CMBEBIH 2017. IFMBE Proceedings, vol 62. Springer, Singapore


Weber T, Dendorfer S, Bulstra SK, Grifka J, Verkerke GJ, Renkawitz T: Gait six month and one-year after computer assisted Femur First THR vs. conventional THR. Results of a patient- and observer- blinded randomized controlled trial. Gait&Posture.  Volume 49, September 2016, Pages 418-425

Renkawitz, Tobias; Weber, Tim; Dullien, Silvia; Woerner, Michael; Dendorfer, Sebastian; Grifka, Joachim; Weber, Markus: Leg length and offset differences above 5 mm after total hip arthroplasty are associated with altered gait kinematics. In: Gait & Posture. DOI: 10.1016/j.gaitpost.2016.07.011 .

Putzer M, Auer S, Malpica W, Suess F, Dendorfer S:  A numerical study to determine the effect of ligament stiffness on kinematics of the lumbar spine during flexion. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, MC Musculoskeletal Disorders BMC series, 2016 17:95

Holscher, T.; Weber, T.; Lazarev, I.; Englert, C.; Dendorfer, S. (2016): The influence of rotator cuff tears on glenohumeral stability during abduction tasks. In: Journal of orthopaedic research : official publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society. DOI: 10.1002/jor.23161 .


Ignasiak D, Dendorfer S, Ferguson SJ: Thoracolumbar spine model with articulated ribcage for the prediction of dynamic spinal loading. J Biomech, Volume 49, Issue 6, 11 April 2016, Pages 959–966

Putzer M, Ehrlich I, Rasmussen J, Gebbeken N, Dendorfer S: Sensitivity of lumbar spine loading to anatomical parameters. J Biomech, Volume 49, Issue 6, 11 April 2016, Pages 953–958

Lazarev I.A., Ryabokon P.V., Haller M., Dendorfer S.,Effect of the fractured calcaneus’s peripheral fragment displacement on the  triceps surae function”, ЖУРНАЛ «ТРАВМА» 2 (ТОМ 16) 2015 (Ukrainian Trauma Journal)

Tim A. Weber, Sebastian Dendorfer, Joachim Grifka, Gijsbertus J. Verkerke, and Tobias Renkawitz, “Does Computer-Assisted Femur First THR Improve Musculoskeletal Loading Conditions?,” BioMed Research International, vol. 2015, Article ID 625317, 16 pages, 2015. doi:10.1155/2015/625317

Renkawitz T, Weber M, Weber T, Springorum R, Sendtner E, Ulm K, Woerner M, Grifka J:
Impingement-free range of motion, cup coverage and early clinical results between femur first
navigation and conventional total hip arthroplasty: a randomised controlled trial. (accepted
in Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery)

Weber M, Weber T, Woerner M, Craiovan B, Worlicek M, Winkler S, Grifka J, Renkawitz
T: The impact of standard combined anteversion definitions on gait and clinical outcome
within one year after total hip arthroplasty. (accepted in International Orthopaedics)

Weber T, Al-Munajjed AA, Verkerke GJ, Dendorfer S, Renkawitz T., Influence of minimally invasive total hip replacement on hip reaction forces and their orientations. J Orthop Res. 2014 Dec;32(12):1680-7. doi: 10.1002/jor.22710 . Epub 2014 Aug 13

Dendorfer S., Weber T, Kennedy O, Musculoskeletal modeling for hip replacement outcome analyses and other applications. J Am Acad Orthop Surg 2014 Apr;22(4):268-9

Penzkofer R., Barnsteiner K., Dendorfer S., The influence of age, shoe type and kicking direction on the severity of head trauma. Forensic Biomechanics 2014, 5:1

Zellner J, Hierl K, Mueller M, Pfeifer C, Berner A, Dienstknecht T, Krutsch W, Geis S, Gehmert S, Kujat R, Dendorfer S, Prantl L, Nerlich M, Angele P., Stem cell-based tissue-engineering for treatment of meniscal tears in the avascular zone. J Biomed Mater Res B Appl Biomater. 2013 Oct;101(7):1133-42.

Weber T, Dendorfer S, Dullien S, Grifka J, Verkerke G, Renkawitz T, Measuring functional outcome after total hip replacement with subject-specific hip joint loading. Proc Inst Mech Eng H 2012 Dec 23;226(12):939-46

Renkawitz T, Dendorfer S, Orthopedic navigation and biomechanicsl evaluation for total hip replacement. Proc Inst Mech Eng H 2012 Dec, 226(12):897-8

Lenich A, Bachmeier S, Dendorfer S, Mayr E, Nerlich M, Füchtmeier B, Development of a test system to analyze different hip fracture osteosyntheses under simulated walking. Biomed Tech (Berl). 2012 Apr;57(2):113-9. doi: 10.1515/bmt-2011-0999 .

Pfeifer C, Müller M, Prantl L, Berner A, Dendorfer S, Englert C, Cartilage labelling for mechanical testing in T-peel configuration., Int Orthop. 2012 Jul;36(7):1493-9. Epub 2012 Jan 12.

Roldán JC, Moralis A, Dendorfer S, Witte J, Reicheneder C, Controlled central advancement of the midface after Le Fort III osteotomy by a 3-point skeletal anchorage. J Craniofac Surg. 2011 Nov;22(6):2384-6.

Dendorfer S, Hammer J, Lenich A, Characterisation and testing of biomaterials. Technol Health Care. 2011;19(5):357-71.

Wong C, Rasmussen J, Simonsen E, Hansen L, de Zee M, Dendorfer S, The influence of muscle forces on the stress distribution in the lumbar spine. The Open Spine Journal, 2011, 3, 21-26

S. Dendorfer, H.J. Maier and J. Hammer, Fatigue damage in cancellous bone: An experimental approach from continuum to micro scale, Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials, 2 (1), p. 113-119, January 2009

S. Dendorfer, H.J. Maier and J.Hammer, How do age and anisotropy affect the fatigue behaviour of cancellous bone?, Studies in health technology and informatics, 133, p.68-74, Jan 2008

S. Dendorfer, H.J. Maier, D. Taylor and J. Hammer, Anisotropy of the fatigue behaviour of cancellous bone, Journal of Biomechanics, 41 (3), p.636-641, Jan 2008

Englert C, Angele P, Fierlbeck J, Dendorfer S, Schubert T, Mueller R, Lienhard, S, Zellner J, Nerlich M, Neumann C.; Conductive bone substitute material with variable antibiotic delivery. Unfallchirurg. 2007 May; 110(5):408-413

M Hoenicka , K Lehle, VR Jacobs , S Dendorfer , A Kostorz , FX Schmid , DE Birnbaum Mechanical and seeding properties of human umbilical vein – a potential scaffold for a tissue-engineered vessel graft, Thorac cardiovasc Surg 2007; 55 – P_37