Lukas is an orthopedic surgeon and joined the Biomechanics Group at the Department of Mechanical Engineering of Imperial College London in October 2018. He is currently working on studies of human joints, with a particular focus on improving surgical orthopedic procedures to repair knee ligament and meniscus injuries.
Before he joined the Biomechanics Group, Lukas had graduated at the Medical University of Vienna and started his residency at the Department of Orthopaedic Sports Medicine of the TU Munich in 2015. He has gotten the MD degree by studying the “Healing properties of the human meniscus after surgical repair”.
- Evaluating the contribution of soft-tissue structures to knee mechanics and kinematics
- Developing and improving ligament reconstruction techniques around the knee joint
- Restoring native knee kinematics after ligament and meniscus injuries
- Investigating the influence of lower limb alignment and meniscus injuries on joint pressure
- Preventing early degenerative development
- Willinger L, Foehr P, Achtnich A et al. (2019) Effect of Lower Limb Alignment in Medial Meniscus–Deficient Knees on Tibiofemoral Contact Pressure. Orthop J Sports Med. 7(2): 325967118824611 doi:10.1177/2325967118824611
- Willinger L, Herbst E, Diermeier T et al. (2018) High short-term return to sports rate despite an ongoing healing process after acute meniscus repair in young athletes. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. DOI: 10.1007/s00167-018-5335-2
- Forkel P, von Deimling C, Lacheta L, Imhoff FB, Foehr P, Willinger L et al. (2018) Repair of the lateral posterior meniscal root improves stability in an ACL-deficient knee. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 26(8):2302-2309
- Willinger L, Lacheta L, Beitzel K et al. (2018) Clinical Outcomes, Tendon Integrity, and Shoulder Strength After Revision Rotator Cuff Reconstruction: A Minimum 2 Years' Follow-up. Am J Sports Med. 46(11):2700-2706. doi: 10.1177/0363546518786006.
- Liska F, von Deimling C, Otto A, Willinger L, et al. (2018) Distal femoral torsional osteotomy increases the contact pressure of the medial patellofemoral joint in biomechanical analysis. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. doi:10.1007/s00167-018-5165-2