DOCTORAL THESES
in cooperation with
the Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin,
Department of Orthopedic Surgery and Traumatology
Topics (working titles) and doctoral student data Short description Anticipated time frame Supervision of theses
with support from the Büttner-Janz Spinefoundation 1. The Human Spine in Facts and Figures: diagnostic techniques and methods.
Doctoral student:

Each thesis is an independent work of scientific research reviewing relevant international publications on the given topic of the spine and providing structured documentation, statistical and other evaluations within the online Meta-analyses-DataBase (MeDaBa).

The MeDaBa is accessible via the website of the Büttner-Janz Spinefoundation  https://spinefoundation.info/en/meta-analyses-database and was developed in collaboration with an IT specialist and a statistician / epidemiologist of the Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin.

The thesis demonstrates the volume and levels of evidence of existing data in order to establish new knowledge via meta-analyses within the MeDaBa and conclusions from the received results.

The work on theses will be carried out in parallel. Support will be provided by the Büttner-Janz Spinefoundation and will cover all needed activities, including procuring of literature (e.g. selected books with important study findings), and consultation of statistic specialists.

The MeDaBa will be made available as an international source of valuable information for those in the medical professions, scientists, spine patients, the spinal industry, health insurance providers and other interested users. It will be possible to set up further scientific work.

It is planned that the theses will be completed within a period of approx. two years.


Thesis supervisor:
Prof. Dr. Karin Büttner-Janz, MBA, Extraordinary Professor at Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin

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2. The human spine in Facts and Figures: surgical treatment after spine accidents.
Doctoral student:
3. The Human Spine in Facts and Figures: surgical treatment: tumors, osteoporosis.
Doctoral student:
4. The Human Spine in Facts and Figures: surgical treatment: degenerative changes.
Doctoral students: S.L. 36 years, M.K. 23 years
5. The Human Spine in Facts and Figures: surgical treatment: deformity, malformation, infection, others.
Doctoral students: L.B. 24 years, A.S. 27 years
6. The Human Spine in Facts and Figures: conservative treatment with injections.
Doctoral student:
7. The Human Spine in Facts and Figures: conservative treatment without injections.
Doctoral student:
8. The Human Spine in Facts and Figures: biomechanical findings.
Doctoral student: T.B. 32 years