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Research articles in peer-reviewed journals:


  1. Koch L, Orth M, Fink T, Meiser A, Volk T, Menger MD, Laschke MW, Pastor T, Knobe M, Pohlemann T, Ganse B. Lower oxygen saturation with higher rates of norepinephrine in bone fractures of polytrauma patients – a pilot study. Crit Care. 2023 (accepted)
  2. Warmerdam E, Orth M, Pohlemann T, Ganse B. Gait analysis to monitor fracture healing of the lower leg. Bioengineering. 2023;10(2):255.
  3. Orth M, Ganse B, Andres A, Wickert, K, Warmerdam E, Müller M, Diebels S, Roland M, Pohlemann T. Simulation-based prediction of bone healing and treatment recommendations for lower leg fractures: effects of motion, weight-bearing and fibular mechanics. Front Bioeng Biotechnol. 2023;11:1067845.
  4. Pastor T, Kastner P, Souleiman F, Gehweiler D, Migliorini F, Link BC, Beeres FJP, Babst R, Nebelung S, Ganse B, Schoeneberg C, Gueorguiev B, Knobe M. Biomechanical Analysis of Helical Versus Straight Plating of Proximal Third Humeral Shaft Fractures. Arch Orthop Trauma Surg. 2023 (online ahead of print)
  5. Wolff C, Steinheimer P, Warmerdam E, Dahmen T, Slusallek P, Schlinkmann C, Chen F, Orth M, Pohlemann T, Ganse B. Effects of age, body height, body weight, body mass index and handgrip strength on the trajectory of the plantar pressure stance-phase curve of the gait cycle. Front Bioeng Biotechnol. 2023;11:1110099.
  6. Pastor T, Kastner P, Soulaiman F, Gehweiler D, Migliorini F, Link BC, Beeres FJP, Babst R, Nebelung S, Ganse B, Schoeneberg C, Gueorguiev B, Knobe M. Anatomical Analysis Of Different Helical Plate Designs For Proximal Humeral Shaft Fracture Fixation. Eur J Trauma Emerg Surg. 2023;49: 411–418.


  1. Rauer T, Pape HC, Stehlin Z, Heining S, Knobe M, Pohlemann T, Ganse B. Performance increases in Pair Skating and Ice Dance at International Championships and Olympic Games. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2022;19(18): 11806
  2. Rauer T, Pape HC, Knobe M, Pohlemann T, Ganse B. Figure skating: Increasing numbers of revolutions in jumps at the European and World championships. PLoS One. 2022;17(11):e0265343.
  3. Hendrickse PW, Wust R, Ganse B, Rittweger J, Giakoumaki I, Bosutti A, Degens H. Capillary rarefication during bed rest is proportionally less than fibre atrophy and loss of oxidative capacity. J Cachexia Sarcopenia Muscle. 2022;13(6):2712-2723.
  4. Ganse B, Cucchiarini M, Madry H. Joint cartilage in long-duration spaceflight. Biomedicines. 2022;10(6):1356.
  5. Ganse B, Orth M, Roland M, Diebels S, Motzki P, Seelecke S, Kirsch SM, Welsch F, Andres A, Wickert K, Braun BJ, Pohlemann T. Concepts and Clinical Aspects of Active Implants for the Treatment of Bone Fractures. Acta Biomater. 2022;146:1-9.
  6. Orth M, Fritz T, Stutz J, Scheuer C, Ganse B, Bullinger Y, Lee JS, Murphy WL, Laschke MW, Menger MD, Pohlemann T. Local application of mineral-coated microparticles loaded with VEGF and BMP-2 induces the healing of murine atrophic non-unions. Front Bioeng Biotechnol. 2022;9:809397. doi: 10.3389/fbioe.2021.809397
  7. Zambolin F, McPhee JS, Ocana PD, Ganse B, Bagley L, Faisal A. The association of elevated blood pressure during ischaemic exercise with sport performance in Master athletes with and without morbidity. Eur J Appl Physiol. 2022;22(1):211-221.


  1. Ganse B, Braczynski AK, Hoog Antink C, Knobe M, Pohlemann T, Degens H. Acceleration of longitudinal track and field performance declines in athletes who still compete at the age of 100 years. Front Physiol. 12:730995. doi: 10.3389/fphys.2021.730995
  2. Ocana PD*, Darabseh MZH*, Ishihara K, Aburub A, Zambolin F, Montgomery G, Mills R, McPhee J, Ireland A, Scorcelletti M, Ganse B, Degens H, Bagley L. Age-related declines in muscle and respiratory function are proportionate to declines in performance in Master Track Cyclists. Eur J Appl Physiol. 2021;121:3447–3457 * shared first authorship
  3. van Knegsel KP*, Ganse B*, Haefeli PC, Migliorini F, Scaglioni MF, van de Wall B, Kim BS, Link BC, Beeres FJP, Nebelung S, Schoeneberg C, Hildebrand F, Gueorguiev B, Knobe M. Trochanteric femur fractures: application of skeletal traction during surgery does not alter soft-tissue microcirculation. Medicina. 2021;57(9):884 * shared first authorship
  4. Thot GK, Berwanger C, Mulder E, Lee JK, Lichterfeld Y, Ganse B, Giakoumaki I, Degens H, Duran I, Schoenau E, Clemen CS, Brachvogel B, Rittweger J. Effects of long-term immobilisation on endomysium of the soleus muscle in humans. Exp Physiol. 2021;106(10):2038-2045.
  5. Knobe M, Iselin LD, van de Wall BJM, Lichte P, Hildebrand F, Beeres FJP, Link BC, Gueorguiev B, Nebelung S, Ganse B, Migliorini F, Klos K, Babst R, Haefeli PC. Reduced preoperative skin oxygen saturation predicts revision after open reduction and internal fixation in calcaneal fractures. Int Orthop. 2021;45(9):2355-2363.
  6. Hoog Antink C, Braczynski AK, Ganse B. Learning from Machine Learning: prediction of age-related athletic performance decline trajectories. GeroScience. 2021;43(5):2547-2559.
  7. Ganse B, Degens H. Declining track and field performance trends in recent years in the Austrian best results 1897 – 2019. J Musculoskelet Neuronal Interact. 2021;21(2):196-205.
  8. Schopper C, Keck K, Zderic I, Miglorini F, Link BC, Beeres F, Babst R, Nebelung S, Eschbach D, Knauf T, Ganse B, Schöneberg C, Hildebrand F, Gueorguiev B, Knobe M. Screw-blade fixation systems for implant anchorage in the femoral head: Horizontal blade orientation provides superior stability. Injury. 2021;52(7):1861-1867.
  9. Ganse B, Degens H. Current insights in the age-related decline in sports performance of the older athlete. Int J Sports Med. 2021;42(10):879-888.
  10. Lyra A, Mayer L, Ou L, Chen D, Timms P, Tay A, Chan PY, Ganse B, Leonhardt S, Hoog Antink C. A Deep Learning-based Camera Approach for Vital Sign Monitoring Using Thermography Images for ICU Patients. Sensors (Basel). 2021;21(4):1495.
  11. Hoog Antink C, Braczynski AK, Kleerekoper A, Degens H, Ganse B. Longitudinal master track and field performance decline rates are lower and performance is better compared to athletes competing only once. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2021;76(8):1376-1381.
  12. Braczynski AK, Ganse B, Ridwan S, Schlenstedt C, Schulz JB, Hoog Antink C. YouTube Videos on Parkinson’s Disease are a Relevant Source of Patient Information. J Parkinsons Dis. 2021;11(2):833-842.
  13. Ganse B, Bosutti A, Drey M, Degens H. Sixty days of head-down tilt bed rest with or without artificial gravity do not affect the neuromuscular secretome. Exp Cell Res. 2021;399:112463.
  14. Ganse B, Drey M, Hildebrand F, Knobe M, Degens H. Performance declines are accelerated in the oldest-old track and field athletes 80 to 94 years of age. Rejuvenation Res. 2021;24(1):20-27.


  1. Ganse B, Kleerekoper A, Knobe M, Hildebrand F, Degens H. Longitudinal trends in master track and field performance throughout the aging process: 83,209 results from Sweden in 16 athletics disciplines. GeroScience. 2020;42:1609–1620.
  2. Attias J, Grassi A, Bosutti A, Ganse B, Degens H, Drey M. Head-down tilt bed rest with or without artificial gravity is not associated with motor unit remodeling. Eur J Appl Physiol. 2020;120:2407–2415.
  3. Ganse B, Degens H. Skin temperature in master long-distance runners – results from a field study at the 2018 World Master Athletics Championships. Front. Sports Act. Living 2:31. doi: 10.3389/fspor.2020.00031
  4. Kim BS, Breuer B, Arnke K, Ruhl T, Hofer T, Simons D, Knobe M, Ganse B, Guidi M, Beier JP, Fuchs PC, Pallua N, Bernhagen J, Grieb G. The effect of the macrophage migration inhibitory factor (MIF) on excisional wound healing in vivo. J Plast Surg Hand Surg. 2020;54(3):137-144.
  5. Dahl J, Degens H, Hildebrand F, Ganse B. Do changes in middle-distance running kinematics contribute to the age-related decline in performance? J Musculoskelet Neuronal Interact. 2020;20(1):94-100.
  6. Bosutti A, Mulder E, Zange J, Bühlmeier J, Ganse B, Degens H. Effects of 21 days of bed rest and whey protein supplementation on plantar flexor muscle fatigue resistance during repeated shortening contractions. Eur J Appl Physiol. 2020;120:969–983.


  1. Blaesius F, Link BC, Beeres FJP, Iselin LD, Leu BM, Gueoguiev B, Klos K, Ganse B, Nebelung S, Modabber A, Eschbach D, Weber CD, Horst K, Knobe M. Impact of surgical procedures on soft tissue microcirculation in calcaneal fractures: a prospective longitudinal cohort study. Injury 2019;50(12):2332-2338.
  2. Dahl J, Degens H, Hildebrand F, Ganse B. Age-related changes of sprint kinematics. Front Physiol. 10:613. doi: 10.3389/fphys.2019.00613
  3. Ganse B, Böhle F, Pastor T, Gueorguiev B, Altgassen S, Gradl G, Kim BS, Modabber A, Nebelung S, Hildebrand F, Knobe M. Microcirculation After Trochanteric Femur Fractures: A Prospective Cohort Study Using Non-invasive Laser-Doppler Spectrophotometry. Front Physiol. 10:236. doi: 10.3389/fphys.2019.00236
  4. Bagley L, McPhee JS, Ganse B, Müller K, Korhonen MT, Rittweger J, Degens H. Similar relative decline in aerobic and anaerobic power with age in endurance and power master athletes of both sexes. Scand J Med Sci Sports. 2019;29(6):791-799. doi: 10.1111/sms.13404.


  1. Ganse B, Ganse U, Dahl J, Degens H. Linear Decrease in Athletic Performance during The Human Life Span. Front Physiol. 9:1100. doi: 10.3389/fphys.2018.01100
  2. Opatz O, Nordine N, Habazettl H, Ganse B, Petricek J, Dosel P, Stahn A, Steinach M, Gunga HC, Maggioni MA. Limb Skin Temperature as a Tool to Predict Orthostatic Instability. Front Physiol. 9:1241. doi: 10.3389/fphys.2018.01241
  3. Ganse B, Degens H. Accelerated decline in javelin throwing performance in master athletes 70 years and older. Sports Med Int Open. 2018;02(03): E79-E83.
  4. Debevec T, Ganse B, Mittag U, Eiken O, Mekjavic IB, Rittweger J. Hypoxia Aggravates Inactivity-related Muscle Wasting. Front Physiol. 9:494. doi: 10.3389/fphys.2018.00494


  1. Ganse B, Pishnamaz M, Kobbe P, Herren C, Gradl-Dietsch G, Böhle F, Johannes B, Kim BS, Horst K, Knobe M. Microcirculation in open vs. minimally invasive dorsal stabilization of thoracolumbar fractures. PLOS ONE 12(11):e0188115.
  2. Kösters AK, Ganse B, Gueorguiev B, Klos K, Modabber A, Nebelung S, Kim BS, Knobe M. Effects of low-intensity pulsed ultrasound on soft tissue micro-circulation in the foot. Int Orthop. 2017;41(10):2067-2074.
  3. Koy T*, Ganse B*, Zange J, Rittweger J, Pohle-Fröhlich R, Frings-Meuthen P, Johannes B, Felsenberg D, Eysel P, Bansmann PM, Belavy DL. T2-relaxation time increases in lumbar intervertebral discs after 21 d head-down tilt bed-rest. J Musculoskelet Neuronal Interact. 2017;17(3):140-145. * shared first authorship
  4. Kim BS, Tilstam PV, Springenberg-Jung K, Boecker AH, Schmitz C, Heinrichs D, Hwang SS, Stromps JP, Ganse B, Kopp R, Knobe M, Bernhagen J, Pallua N, Bucala R. Characterization of adipose tissue macrophages and adipose-derived stem cells in critical wounds. PeerJ. 2017;5:e2824
  5. Kim BS, Tilstam PV, Hwang SS, Simons D, Schulte W, Leng L, Sauler M, Ganse B, Averdunk L, Kopp R, Stoppe C, Bernhagen J, Pallua N, Bucala R. D-dopachrome tautomerase in adipose tissue inflammation and wound repair. J Cell Mol Med. 2017;21(1):35-45.


  1. Drey M, Sieber CC, Degens H, McPhee J, Korhonen MT, Müller K, Ganse B, Rittweger J. Relation between muscle mass, motor units and type of training in master athletes. Clin Physiol Funct Imaging. 2016;36(1):70-6.
  2. Ganse B, Yang PF, Gardlo J, Gauger P, Kriechbaumer A, Pape HC, Koy T, Müller LP, Rittweger J. Partial weight bearing of the tibia. Injury. 2016;47(8):1777-82
  3. Bosutti A, Salanova M, Blottner D, Buehlmeier J, Mulder E, Rittweger J, Yap MH, Ganse B, Degens H. Whey protein with potassium bicarbonate supplement attenuates the reduction in muscle oxidative capacity during 19 days bed rest. J Appl Physiol (1985). 2016;121(4):838-848.
  4. Rittweger J, Debevec T, Frings-Meuthen P, Lau P, Mittag U, Ganse B, Ferstl PG, Simpson EJ, Macdonald IA, Eiken O, Mekjavic IB. On the combined effects of normobaric hypoxia and bed rest upon bone and mineral metabolism: Results from the PlanHab study. Bone. 2016;91:130-8
  5. Pastor T, Gradl G, Klos K, Ganse B, Horst K, Andruszkow H, Hildebrand F, Pape HC, Knobe M. Displaced intra-articular calcaneal fractures: is there a consensus on treatment in Germany? Int Orthop. 2016;40(10):2181-2190.
  6. Gradl-Dietsch G, Korden T, Modabber A, Sönmez TT, Stromps JP, Ganse B, Pape HC, Knobe M. Multidimensional approach to teaching anatomy – Do gender and learning style matter? Ann Anat. 2016;208:158-164.


  1. Yang PF, Kriechbaumer A, Albracht K, Sanno M, Ganse B, Koy T, Shang P, Brüggemann GP, Müller LP, Rittweger J. On the relationship between tibia torsional deformation and regional muscle contractions in habitual human exercises in vivo. J Biomech. 2015;48(3):456-64
  2. Ganse B, Zange J, Weber T, Pohle-Fröhlich R, Johannes B, Hackenbroch M, Rittweger J, Eysel P, Koy T. Muscular forces affect the glycosaminoglycan content of joint cartilage. Acta Orthop. 2015;86(3):388-92
  3. Ireland A, Degens H, Ganse B, Maden-Wilkinson TM, Wilks DC, Rittweger J. Greater tibial bone strength in male tennis players than controls in the absence of greater muscle output. Journal of Orthopaedic Translation. 2015;3(3):142-51
  4. Drey M, Sieber CC, Degens H, Mc Phee J, Korhonen MT, Ganse B, Müller K, Rittweger J. Successful ageing: Muscle Atrophy and Motor Neuronal Loss in Everyday Athletes. Zeitschrift für Gerontologie + Geriatrie. 2015;48:27-27
  5. Bosutti A, Egginton S, Barnouin Y, Ganse B, Rittweger J, Degens H. Local capillary supply in muscle is not determined by local oxidative capacity. J Exp Biol. 2015;218(Pt 21):3377-80.


  1. Blottner D, Bosutti A, Degens H, Schiffl G, Gutsmann M, Buehlmeier J, Rittweger J, Ganse B, Heer M, Salanova M. Whey protein plus bicarbonate supplement has little effects on structural atrophy and proteolysis marker immunopatterns in skeletal muscle disuse during 21 days of bed rest. J Musculoskelet Neuronal Interact. 2014;14(4):432-44
  2. Koy T, Zange J, Rittweger J, Pohle-Fröhlich R, Hackenbroch M, Eysel P, Ganse B. Assessment of Lumbar Intervertebral Disc Glycosaminoglycan Content by Gadolinium-Enhanced MRI before and after 21-Days of Head-Down-Tilt Bedrest. PLOS ONE. 2014;9(11):e112104. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0112104
  3. Yang PF, Sanno M, Ganse B, Koy T, Brüggemann GP, Müller LP, Rittweger J. In vivo application of an optical segment tracking approach for bone loading regimes recording in humans: a reliability study. Med Eng Phys. 2014;36(8):1041-6.
  4. Ganse B, Yang PF, Brüggemann GP, Müller LP, Rittweger J, Koy T. Reply to the letter to the editor by Liu and Li. J Musculoskelet Neuronal Interact. 2014;14(2):245
  5. Ganse B, Degens H, Drey M, Korhonen M, McPhee J, Mueller K, Johannes B, Rittweger J. Impact of age, performance and athletic event on injury rates in master athletics – first results from an ongoing prospective study. J Muskuloskelet Neuronal Interact. 2014;14(2):148-54
  6. Yang PF, Sanno M, Ganse B, Koy T, Brüggemann GP, Müller L, Rittweger J. Torsion and antero-posterior bending in the in-vivo human tibia loading regimes during walking and running. PLOS ONE. 2014;9(4):e94525. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0094525
  7. Ganse B, Yang PF, Brüggemann GP, Mueller L, Rittweger J, Koy T. In-vivo measurements of human bone deformation using Optical Segment Tracking: surgical approach and validation in a three-point bending test. J Musculoskelet Neuronal Interact. 2014:14(1):95-103
  8. Ireland A, Maden-Wilkinson T, Ganse B, Degens H, Rittweger J. Effects of Age and Starting Age upon Side-Asymmetry in the Arms of Veteran Tennis Players: a Cross-Sectional Study. Osteoporosis int. 2014;25(4):1389-400


  1. Ganse B, Limper U, Bühlmeier J, Rittweger J. Petechiae – reproducible pattern of distribution and increased appearance after bedrest. Aviat Space Environ Med. 2013 84(8):864-6
  2. Ganse B, Behrens P, Benthien JP. Two-stage hip revision arthroplasty: The role of the excision arthroplasty. Eur J Orthop Surg Traumatol. 2008;18:223–228
  3. Ganse B, Bos I, Benthien JP. Ergebnisse der zweizeitigen septischen Hüfttotalendoprothesenrevision an der Klinik für Orthopädie des Universitätsklinikums Schleswig-Holstein, Campus Lübeck. FOCUS MUL. 2006;23(3): 155-160
  4. Ganse B, Behrens P, Gellissen J, Krüger S, Benthien JP. Localized nodular pigmented villonodular synovitis of the upper ankle joint-diagnosis and treatment. Z Rheumatol. 2006;65(3):231-4.