About the Authors

Tobias Consmüller, Daniel Weinland
Epionics Medical GmbH, Potsdam, Germany

Antonius Rohlmann, Georg N. Duda, William R. Taylor
Julius Wolff Institute, Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Berlin, Germany

Claudia Druschel
Center for Musculoskeletal Surgery, Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Berlin, Germany

Corresponding Author


Competing Interests

T. Consmüller is, and D. Weinland was an employee of Epionics Medical GmbH, a commercial funder of this research. A. Rohlmann was a consultant of Epionics Medical GmbH. These relationships do not alter the authors' adherence to all the PLOS ONE policies on sharing data and materials.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: AR GND WRT. Performed the experiments: TC CD. Analyzed the data: TC AR DW WRT. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: CD GND. Wrote the paper: TC AR DW CD GND WRT. Statistics: DW TC.