Mayer M.: „Posterior median access to the subaxial spine“; Cervical Spine Research Society Europe, Koller & Robinson (editors): “Cervical Spine Surgery: Standard & Advanced Techniques”; Springer Verlag 2019; ISBN 978-3-319-93432-7


Mayer M., Koller H.: „Consequences of lumbosacral fusion“;

In: Koller H.: Lumbosacral and Lumbopelvic surgical techniques; DePuySynthes 2016


Koller H., Mayer M.: “Lumbosacral Reduction Techniques“;

In: Koller H.: Lumbosacral and Lumbopelvic surgical techniques; DePuySynthes 2016


Koller H., Mayer M.: “S1 Pedicle Screw + S2-Ala Iliac Screw Fixation“;

In: Koller H.: Lumbosacral and Lumbopelvic surgical techniques; DePuySynthes 2016


Mayer M., Meier O., Koller H.: „Scheuermann Kyphosen“; Börm/Meyer/Bullmann/Knop: Wirbelsäule interdisziplinär; Schattauer Verlag 2015, ISBN 978-3-7945-6901-4


Koller H., Mayer M.: “Biomecánica de la cirugía de la columna cervical / Surgical biomechanics of the cervical spine”; Editorial Médica Panamericana (2015) ISBN-13: 978-8498359985




Mitterer M, Ortmaier R, Wiesner T, Hitzl W, Mayer M: Facet joint violation after open and percutaneous posterior instrumentation: a comparative study. Eur Spine J. 2023 Jan 12. doi: 10.1007/s00586-022-07482-7. Online ahead of print. PMID: 36633691 DOI: 10.1007/s00586-022-07482-7


Mayer M, Koller J, Auffarth A, von Amelunxen B, Ortmaier R, Hitzl W, Koller H: Assessment of atlantoaxial rotation: how accurate is clinical measurement? a comparative study of cervical range of motion using MRI and standard orthopedic techniques. Eur Spine J. 2023 Jan;32(1):368-373. doi: 10.1007/s00586-022-07464-9. Epub 2022 Nov 23. PMID: 36416969 DOI: 10.1007/s00586-022-07464-9


Koller  H, Mayer  M , Koller J, Ferraris L, Wiedenhöfer B, Hitzl W, Hempfing A: Temporary treatment with magnetically controlled growing rod for surgical correction of severe adolescent idiopathic thoracic scoliosis greater than 100° Eur Spine J. 2021 Mar;30(3):788-796.  doi: 10.1007/s00586-020-06709-9.  Epub 2021 Jan 6. PMID: 33409729  DOI: 10.1007/s00586-020-06709-9


Koller J, Bismarck C, Krebs S, Hitzl W, Mayer M, Koller H: Coexistence of Neck and Shoulder Disability: Results of a Population-Based Cross-Sectional Study on Normative Scores and Multifactorial Risk Factors for Neck and Shoulder Problems. Asian Spine J. 2021 Apr;15(2):180-191.  doi: 10.31616/asj.2019.0397.  Epub 2020 Jul 29. PMID: 32718131  PMCID: PMC8055464


van Bilsen M, Ullrich C, Ferraris L, Hempfing A, Hitzl W, Mayer M, Koller H: Diagnostic accuracy of CT scan-based criteria compared with surgical exploration for the analysis of cervical fusion and nonunion. J Neurosurg Spine. 2020 Mar 6;1-7.  doi: 10.3171/2019.12.SPINE191011. Online ahead of print. PMID: 32114527


Decker S , Mayer M, Hempfing A, Ernstbrunner L, Hitzl W, Krettek C, Koller H: Flexibility of thoracic kyphosis affects postoperative sagittal alignment in adult patients with spinal deformity. Eur Spine J. 2020 Apr;29(4):813-820.  doi: 10.1007/s00586-019-06245-1.  Epub 2019 Dec 3. PMID: 31797134


Koller H, Koller J, Mayer M, Hempfing A, Hitzl W.: Osteotomies in ankylosing spondylitis: where, how many, and how much ? Eur Spine J. 2018 Feb;27(Suppl 1):70-100. doi: 10.1007/s00586-017-5421-z. Epub 2017 Dec 30. Review. PMID: 29290050


Koller H, Schulte TL, Meier O, Koller J, Bullmann V, Hitzl W, Mayer M, Lange T, Schmücker J: The influence of isolated thoracoplasty on the evolution of pulmonary function after treatment of severe thoracic scoliosis. Eur Spine J. 2017 Jun;26(6):1765-1774. doi: 10.1007/s00586-017-4982-1. Epub 2017 Feb 8. PMID: 28180979


Mayer M, Koller H, Hitzl W, Zenner J, Ortmaier R, Auffarth A, Resch H, von Keudell A: Impact of sagittal balance on clinical outcomes in surgically treated T12 and L1 burst fractures. Analysis of long-term outcomes after posterior-only and combined postero-anterior treatment. Biomed Res Int. 2017; 2017:1568258. doi: 10.1155/2017/1568258. PMID: 2816411


Daniels AH., Koller H., Hiratzka SL, Mayer M., Meier, Contag AG, Eltora AEM.,  Hiratzka J., Hamilton DK, Shaffrey CI, Smith JS, Bess S, Klineberg EO, Ames CP, Lafage V., Line B., Schwab FJ, Har RA, International Spine Study Group: Selecting caudal fusion levels: 2 year functional and stiffness outcomes with matched pairs analysis in multilevel fusion to L5 versus S1. Eur Spine J. 2016 Sep 27. [Epub ahead of print], PMID: 27679430 DOI: 10.1007/s00586-016-4790-z


Sudo HS, Mayer M, Kaneda K, Núñez-Pereira S, Shono Y, Hitzl W, Iwasaki N, Koller H: Maintenance of spontaneous lumbar curve correction following thoracic fusion of main thoracic curves in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. Bone Joint J. 2016 Jul;98-B(7):997-1002. doi: 10.1302/0301-620X.98B7.37587. PMID: 27365480


Mayer M, Stephan D, Resch H, Augat P, Auffarth A, Blocher M, Ernstbrunner L, Hitzl W, Defossez H, Rouge R, Koller H: Biomechanical Comparison of Sacral Fixation Characteristics of Standard S1-Pedicle Screw Fixation vs a Novel Constrained S1-Dual-Screw Anchorage in the S1-Pedicle and S1-Alar Bone. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2015 Dec;40(24):1890-7. doi: 10.1097/BRS.0000000000001205. PMID: 26571158


Blocher M, Mayer M, Resch H., Ortmaier, R: Leriche-Like Syndrome as a Delayed Complication Following Posterior Instrumentation of a Traumatic L1 Fracture: A Case Report and Literature Review. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2015 Nov;40(22):E1195-7. doi: 10.1097/BRS.0000000000001057. PMID: 26192726


Koller H, Pfanz C, Meier O, Hitzl W, Mayer M, Bullmann V, Schulte TL: Factors influencing radiographic and clinical outcomes in adult scoliosis surgery: a study of 448 European patients. Eur Spine J. 2016 Feb;25(2):532-48. doi: 10.1007/s00586-015-3898-x. Epub 2015 Apr 28. PMID: 25917822


Zenner J, Hitzl W, Mayer M, Koller H: Analysis of postoperative pain at the anterior iliac crest harvest site: a prospective study of the intraoperative local administration of ropivacaine. Asian Spine J. 2015 Feb;9(1):39-46. doi: 10.4184/asj.2015.9.1.39. Epub 2015 Feb 13. PMID: 25705333


Koller H, Meier O, McClung A, Hitzl W, Mayer M, Sucato D: Parameters leading to a successful radiographic outcome following surgical treatment for Lenke 2 curves. Eur Spine J. 2015 Jul;24(7):1490-501. doi: 10.1007/s00586-015-3772-x. Epub 2015 Feb 3. PMID: 25645588


Koller H, Schmoelz W, Zenner J, Auffarth A, Resch H, Hitzl W, Malekzadeh D, Ernstbrunner L, Blocher M, Mayer M: Construct stability of an instrumented 2-level cervical corpectomy model following fatigue testing: biomechanical comparison of circumferential antero-posterior instrumentation versus a novel anterior-only transpedicular screw-plate fixation technique. Eur Spine J. 2015 Dec;24(12):2848-56. doi: 10.1007/s00586-015-3770-z. Epub 2015 Jan 23. PMID: 25612849


Bogner R, Resch H, Mayer M, Lederer S, Ortmaier R: Rupture of the spleen following thoracoscopic spine surgery in a patient with chronic pancreatitis. Eur Spine J. 2015 May;24 Suppl 4:S569-72. doi: 10.1007/s00586-014-3724-x. Epub 2014 Dec 13. PMID: 25501876


Koller H, Fierlbeck J, Auffarth A, Niederberger A, Stephan D, Hitzl W, Augat P, Zenner J, Blocher M, Blocher M, Resch H, Mayer M: Impact of constrained dual-screw anchorage on holding strength and the resistance to cyclic loading in anterior spinal deformity surgery: a comparative biomechanical study. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2014 Mar 15;39(6):E390-8. doi: 10.1097/BRS.0000000000000200. PMID: 24384666


Ortmaier R, Resch H, Hitzl W, Mayer M, Blocher M, Vasvary I, Mattiassich G, Stundner O, Tauber M: Reverse shoulder arthroplasty combined with latissimus dorsi transfer using the bone-chip technique. Int Orthop. 2014 Mar;38(3):553-9. doi: 10.1007/s00264-013-2139-3. Epub 2013 Oct 17. PMID: 24132802


Auffarth A, Mayer M, Kofler B, Hitzl W, Bogner R, Moroder P, Korn G, Koller H, Resch H: The interobserver reliability in diagnosing osseous lesions after first-time anterior shoulder dislocation comparing plain radiographs with computed tomography scans. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2013 Nov;22(11):1507-13. doi: 10.1016/j.jse.2013.04.020. Epub 2013 Jun 20. PMID: 23790679


Mayer M, Zenner J, Auffarth A, Blocher M, Figl M, Resch H, Koller H: Hidden discoligamentous instability in cervical spine injuries: can quantitative motion analysis improve detection? Eur Spine J. 2013 Oct;22(10):2219-27. doi: 10.1007/s00586-013-2854-x. Epub 2013 Jun 13. PMID: 23760568


Ortmaier R, Resch H, Hitzl W, Mayer M, Stundner O, Tauber M: Treatment strategies for infection after reverse shoulder arthroplasty. Eur J Orthop Surg Traumatol. 2014 Jul;24(5):723-31. doi: 10.1007/s00590-013-1251-9. Epub 2013 Jun 8. PMID: 23748670


Mayer M, Meier O, Auffarth A, Koller H: Cervical laminectomy and instrumented lateral mass fusion: techniques, pearls and pitfalls. Eur Spine J. 2013 May 29. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 23715892


Koller H, Zenner J, Hitzl W, Resch H, Stephan D, Augat P, Penzkofer R, Korn G, Kendell A, Meier O, Mayer M: The impact of a distal expansion mechanism added to a standard pedicle screw on pullout resistance. A biomechanical study. Spine J. 2013 May;13(5):532-41. doi: 10.1016/j.spinee.2013.01.038. Epub 2013 Feb 14.


Ortmaier R, Resch H, Matis N, Blocher M, Auffarth A, Mayer M, Hitzl W, Tauber M: Reverse shoulder arthroplasty in revision of failed shoulder arthroplasty-outcome and follow-up. Int Orthop. 2013 Jan;37(1):67-75. doi: 10.1007/s00264-012-1742-z. Epub 2012 Dec 14. PMID: 23238604


Koller H, Meier O, Zenner J, Mayer M, Hitzl W: Non-instrumented correction of cervicothoracic kyphosis in ankylosing spondylitis: a critical analysis on the results of open-wedge osteotomy C7-T1 with gradual Halo-Thoracic-Cast based correction. Eur Spine J. 2013 Apr;22(4):819-32. doi: 10.1007/s00586-012-2596-1. Epub 2012 Nov 28. PMID: 23188162


Koller H, Meier O, Zenner J, Mayer M, Hitzl W: In vivo analysis of cervical kinematics after implantation of a minimally constrained cervical artificial disc replacement. Eur Spine J. 2013 Apr;22(4):747-58. doi: 10.1007/s00586-012-2583-6. Epub 2012 Nov 24. PMID: 23179982


Mayer M, Zenner J, Bogner R, Hitzl W, Figl M, von Keudell A, Stephan D, Penzkofer R, Augat P, Korn G, Resch H, Koller H: Comparison of revision strategies for failed C2-posterior cervical pedicle screws: a biomechanical study. Eur Spine J. 2013 Jan;22(1):46-53. doi: 10.1007/s00586-012-2461-2. Epub 2012 Aug 28. PMID: 22926432


Koller H, Mayer M, Zenner J, Resch H, Niederberger A, Fierlbeck J, Hitzl W, Acosta FL Jr: Implications of the center of rotation concept for the reconstruction of anterior column lordosis and axial preloads in spinal deformity surgery. J Neurosurg Spine. 2012 Jul;17(1):43-56. doi: 10.3171/2012.4.SPINE11198. Epub 2012 May 18. PMID: 22607223


Bransford RJ, Koller H, Caron T, Zenner J, Hitzl W, Tomasino A, Mayer M: Cervical Spine Trauma in Diffuse Idiopathic Skeletal Hyperostosis (DISH) – Injury Characteristics and Outcome with Surgical Treatment. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2012 Nov 1;37(23):1923-32. doi: 10.1097/BRS.0b013e31825b17fc. PMID: 22543253


Figl M, Mayer M, Lederer S, Bogner R, Leixnering M: Extensor pollicis longus rupture after distal radius fracture: Results of reconstruction by transposition of the extensor indicis tendon and postoperative dynamic splinting. Wien Klin Wochenschr. 2011 Aug;123(15-16):485-7. Epub 2011 Aug 3 PMID: 21800046


Von Keudell A, Atzwanger J, Forstner R, Resch H, Hoffelner T, Mayer M: Radiological evaluation of cartilage after microfracture treatment: A long-term follow-up study. Eur J Radiol. 2012 Jul;81(7):1618-24. doi: 10.1016/j.ejrad.2011.04.071. Epub 2011 Jun 17. PMID: 21684098


Mayer M, Zenner J, Auffarth A, Atzwanger J, Romeder F, Hitzl W, Lederer S, Resch H, Koller H: Efficacy of anterior odontoid screw fixation in the elderly patient: a CT-based biometrical analysis of odontoid fractures. Eur Spine J. 2011 Sep;20(9):1441-9. Epub 2011 May 24. PMID: 21607698


Lederer S, Auffarth A, Bogner R, Tauber M, Mayer M, Karpik S, Matis N, Resch H: Magnetic resonance imaging-controlled results of the pectoralis major tendon transfer for irreparable anterosuperior rotator cuff tears performed with standard and modified fixation techniques. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2011 Oct;20(7):1155-62. Epub 2011 Apr 9. PMID: 21481615


Leixnering M, Pezzei C, Weninger P, Mayer M, Bogner R, Lederer S, Schauer J, Figl M: First Experiences With a New Adjustable Plate for Osteosynthesis of Scaphoid Nonunions. J Trauma. 2011 Oct;71(4):933-8. PMID: 21378582


Auffarth A, Resch H, Lederer S, Karpik S, Hitzl W, Bogner R, Mayer M, Matis N: Does the Choice of Approach for Hip Hemiarthroplasty in Geriatric Patients Significantly Influence Early Postoperative Outcomes? A Randomized-Controlled Trial Comparing the Modified Smith-Petersen and Hardinge Approaches. J Trauma. 2011 May;70(5):1257-62. PMID: 21206288


Winkler AS, Mayer M, Schnaitmann S, Ombay M, Mathias B, Schmutzhard E, Jilek-Aall L: Belief systems of epilepsy and attitudes toward people living with epilepsy in a rural community of northern Tanzania. Epilepsy Behav. 2010 Dec;19(4):596-601. Epub 2010 Oct 20. PMID: 20965788


Schmidt R, Koller H, Wilke HJ, Brade J, Zenner J, Meier O, Ferraris L, Mayer M: The impact of cervical pedicle screws for primary stability in multilevel posterior cervical stabilizations. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2010 Oct 15; 35(22):E1167-71.PMID: 20959770


Hoffelner T, Resch H, Forstner R, Mayer M, Minnich B, Tauber M: Arthroscopic all-inside meniscal repair-Does the meniscus heal? : A clinical and radiological follow-up examination to verify meniscal healing using a 3-T MRI. Skeletal Radiol. 2011 Feb;40(2):181-7. Epub 2010 Jul 1. PMID: 20589497


Koller H, Schmidt R, Mayer M, Hitzl W, Zenner J, Middendorf S, Gräf N, Resch H, Willke HJ: The stabilizing potential of anterior, posterior and combined techniques for the reconstruction of a 2-level cervical corpectomy model: biomechanical study and first results of ATPS prototyping. Eur Spine J. 2010 Dec;19(12):2137-48. Epub 2010 Jun 30. PMID: 20589516


Winkler AS, Mayer M, Ombay M, Mathias B, Schmutzhard E, Jilek-Aall L: Attitudes towards African traditional medicine and Christian spiritual healing regarding treatment of epilepsy in a rural community of northern Tanzania. Afr J Tradit Complement Altern Med. 2009 Dec 30;7(2):162-70. PMID: 21304629


Koller H, Kolb K, Zenner J, Reynolds J, Dvorak M, Acosta F, Forstner R, Mayer M, Tauber M, Auffarth A, Kathrein A, Hitzl W: Study on accuracy and interobserver reliability of the assessment of odontoid fracture union using plain radiographs or CT scans. Eur Spine J. 2009 Nov; 18(11):1659-68. PMID: 19714373


Koller H, Hitzl W, Acosta F, Tauber M, Zenner J, Resch H, Yukawa Y, Meier O, Schmidt R, Mayer M:  In vitro study of accuracy of cervical pedicle screw insertion using an electronic conductivity device (ATPS part III)  Eur Spine J. 2009 Sep;18(9):1300-13. Epub 2009 Jul 3. PMID: 19575244


Auffarth A, Bogner R, Koller H, Tauber M, Mayer M, Resch H, Lederer S: How severe are initially undetected injuries to the knee accompanying a femoral shaft fracture? J Trauma. 2009 May;66(5):1398-401. PMID: 19430245


Koller H, Reynolds J, Zenner J, Forstner R, Hempfing A, Maislinger  I, Kolb K, Tauber M, Resch H, Mayer M, Hitzl W:  Mid- to long-term outcome of instrumented anterior cervical fusion for subaxial injuries. Eur Spine J. 2009 May;18(5):630-53. Epub 2009 Feb 6. PMID: 19198895


Koller H, Kathrein A, Zenner J, Tauber M, Lederer S, Mayer M: In-vivo analysis of atlantoaxial motion in individuals immobilized with the halo thoracic vest or Philadelphia Collar – Scrutinizing the rationale for using a HALO-device in odontoid fracture care. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2009 Apr 1;34(7):670-9. PMID: 19333098

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