AO Research Institute Davos Senior Project Leader receives his PhD
05 August 2014
We are happy to announce that Markus Windolf, Senior Project Leader at the AO Research Institute Davos, has successfully earned his PhD (Dr. biol. hum.) from the University of Ulm, Germany on July 17, 2014. His thesis Fracture fixation in osteoporotic bone summarizes a part of the experimental work performed in the AO Research Institute Davos over the past 10 years in 20 selected peer-reviewed publications. The aim of the work was to provide surgeons with biomechanical evidence for application of surgical concepts such as implant augmentation in the elderly population to encounter the problem of fixation failure in reduced bone mass. Prof Anita Ignatius, head of the Institute of Orthopaedic Research and Biomechanics in Ulm as well as Markus' supervisor Prof Lutz Dürselen kindly provided the opportunity for this doctorate which, again, reinforces the long-lasting friendship between both research groups.