PD Dr.in Sabine Löffler
Anatomy has dealt with the structure and function of the human body for hundreds of years. Nothing new? – The opposite is true! The ongoing development of operative methods (e.g. keyhole surgery), instruments and implants raise new questions. Animal models have limited utility especially concerning the biomechanics of human dimensions and shapes, such as of joints. A close collaboration between developers, investigators and physicians is crucial. As a research laboratory, the Center for Research on Musculoskeletal Systems (ZESBO) is part of the Department of Orthopaedics, Traumatology and Plastic Surgery at the University of Leipzig. The ZESBO takes care on the acquisition and execution of various biomechanical projects. The focus is on the development of specific test stands as well as on the testing of biological tissues. For example special examinations of the implant bone interface.
Medical Education Research
Activating methods are used more extensively in medical education. Not only theoretical knowledge, but also skills and aptitudes and furthermore ethical attitudes should be acquired already at the beginning of the studies. This requires new teaching formats (e.g. PBL, skills labs, communication training) and examinations (e.g.OSCE). The "Master plan for medical studies 2020" (https://www.bmbf.de/de/masterplan-medizinstudium-2020-2024.html) gives recommendations for this. But an effective use needs evaluation and if necessary adaption. For this purpose, qualitative and quantitative methods of medical education research are available.
Möbius R, Schleifenbaum S, Grunert R, Löffler S, Werner M, Prietzel T, Hammer N. A pilot trial comparing the tear-out behavior in screw-sockets and cemented polyethylene acetabular components - a cadaveric study. Orthop Traumatol Surg Res. 2016 Oct;102(6):723-8. doi: 10.1016/j.otsr.2016.06.007. Epub 2016 Jul 28.
Theopold N, Weihs K, Löffler S, Marquass B, v. Dercks N, Josten C, Hepp P: Image-free navigated coracoclavicular joint dislocation: a cadaver study. Arch Orthop Trauma Surg 135(2015)1077-1082
Hammer N, Hirschfeld U, Strunz H, Werner M, Wolfskämpf T, Löffler S. Can the Diagnostics of Triangular Fibrocartilage Complex Lesions Be Improved by MRI-Based Soft-Tissue Reconstruction? An Imaging-Based Workup and Case Presentation. BioMed Research International 7(2017) Article ID 5870875, doi:10.1155/2017/5870875.
Hammer N, Hepp P, Löffler S, Schleifenbaum S, Steinke H, Klima S: Teaching surgical exposures to undergraduate medical students: an integration concept for anatomical and surgical education. Arch Orthop Trauma Surg 135(2015)795-803
Löffler S, Feja C, Schröder T: What do students perceive as fair oral examinations in the field of anatomy? J Contemp Med Educ 1(2013), 119-125
Kranz A, Bechmann I, Feja C, Kohlhaw KR, Bürkigt T, Lippross L, Dietze N, Löffler S. Implementation of clinical references for undergraduates in anatomy. Ann Anat. 210(2017), 164-169