Petbone – The orthopaedics research group

The orthopaedics research group (Petbone) comprehensively studies the musculoskeletal disorders of small animals and the effectiveness of related therapies.

Many projects have investigated the effect of breeding on canine mobility and structure. Result indicators for assessing pain and mobility have been developed in two doctoral theses. Additionally, the group has for a long time conducted biomaterial research in cooperation with other universities and commercial operators, investigating and developing, among other things, new replacement materials for cartilage and bone defects as well as load-bearing bone substitute implants.