Luxembourg Institute of Research
in Orthopedics, Sports Medicine and Science



Bridge builder between research, clinical practice and sports.

We deliver scientific, economic and societal value for Luxembourg by performing research and development in the fields of sports medicine, sports science, sports surgery and sports rehabilitation, summarized as sports-related research.


08 Mar

Injury risk in leisure-time runners: does the shoe really matter? - Laurent Malisoux, PhD - Luxembourg Institute of Health

Sports science lecture Free to attend Laurent MALISOUX, PhD Physical Activity, Sport & Health research group Department of Precision Health Luxembourg Institute of Health Laurent Malisoux, PhD is the leader of the Physical Activity, Sport & Health research group (department of Precision Health) of the Luxembourg Institute of Health. His main fields of expertise are sports injury prevention, running biomechanics, physical activity assessment and exercise physiology. Laurent completed his PhD in 2006 at UCLouvain (Belgium), focusing on the impact of training and unloading on contractile properties of single human muscle fibres. After having work a few years in Switzerland for a private company specialised in human performance evaluation, training and rehabilitation, he got a grant in Luxembourg for a post-doc project on injury prevention in youth sport. Over the last years, he focused his research activities on the prevention of running-related injuries, as well as on the objective measurement of physical activity in the general population. Amongst others, he conducted three randomised trials investigating the effect of specific shoe features on injury risk in leisure-time runners. These projects relied on both epidemiological and biomechanical approaches. Laurent is Associated Editor of the European Journal of Sports Science.
15 Jun
17 Jun

38 Jahreskongress GOTS

Zum ersten Mal findet der Kongress außerhalb der drei GOTS-Gründungsländer statt. Entsprechend dem Leitbild der GOTS möchten wir die Aus- und Weiterbildung, die Forschung sowie den nationalen und internationalen Informationstransfer unter sportorthopädisch und sporttraumatologisch tätigen Mediziner*innen und Berufsgruppen aller angrenzenden Fachgebiete fördern. Neben dem wissenschaftlichen und fachlichen Austausch halten wir die freundschaftliche und konstruktive Diskussion im persönlichen Miteinander für besonders wertvoll und möchten sie in gewohnter Weise aufleben lassen. In Luxemburg erwartet Sie eine vielfältige und spannende Themenauswahl mit zahlreichen Highlights und Specials. GOTS Kongress Webseite


Traumatic meniscus tears

Sebastian Kopf, Roland Becker, Romain Seil, Christian Staerke

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Traumatic meniscus tears exist isolated (in stable knees) or in conjunction with ligament tears of the knee. Classical traumatic meniscus tears such as longitudinal and radial tears should be repaired regardless of patient’s age, body mass index, tear length, etc., if tissue quality allows it and tear can be reduced. In recent years, new types of meniscus pathologies have been described. This includes mainly meniscus instability, tears of the posterolateral meniscus roots, and so-called ramp lesions of the medial meniscus. Especially the two later ones occur mainly combined with tears of the cruciate ligaments. Tears of the posterolateral meniscus root should be repaired. If a lesion of a meniscus ramp should be repaired is still a matter of debate.

Posterior Lateral Meniscal Root and Oblique Radial Tears: The Biomechanical Evidence Supports Repair of These Tears, Although Long-Term Clinical Studies Are Necessary

The Female Athelete's Knee - Prof Dr Romain Seil