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.


19 Feb

MFYS Sport Injury Seminar

Prof. Dr. Seil and Prof. Dr. Cabri will participate to the MFYS Sport Injury Seminar in Brussels on February 19th. More info:
06 Jul
09 Jul

International Congress 'The Meniscus' 2022

5th International Conference on Meniscus Science and Surgery Link to the Meniscus Congress website.


Five years-results of a nationwide database on sudden cardiac events in sports practice in Luxembourg

Link to the article

Besenius E., Cabri J., Delagardelle C., Stammet P., Urhausen A. (2020). Methodology and first results of a nationwide database on sudden cardiac events in sports practice in Luxembourg. 10.13140/RG.2.2.25985.28007.

The aim of this project was to create a national database to determine sports-related sudden cardiac event (SCE) burden in Luxembourg.

Systematic data collection was carried out from 2015 until 2019 (5 years). Cases of SCE met the following criteria: (1) any major cardiac adverse event, (2) occurring during or until one hour after a sports activity (3) on national territory or outside Luxembourg by a Luxembourgish resident or sports license hol- der. The victim or family were contacted to inquire on the SCE by means of a standardized questionnaire.

In total, 43 SCE cases were registered. The incidence was 2.6 cases/year/100000 physically active inhabitants. The 43 events occurred in 41 persons (40 males, 1 female), at an average age of 49.7 years. Seventeen events were fatal. The most concerned sports were cycling (17 cases), followed by football (5), and run- ning (4). Twenty-four victims suffered a sudden cardiac arrest, of which 16 received cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). Eight (33%) of those survived. The survival rate was highest in patients receiving immediate CPR after SCE.

The incidence of SCE related to sports in Luxembourg is rela- tively high and mainly affects middle-aged men during cycling. Bystander CPR significantly improves the chances of survival.

Exercise-Based Injury Prevention in High-Level and Professional Athletes: Narrative Review and Proposed Standard Operating Procedure for Future Lockdown-Like Contexts After COVID-19

Relevance of Frequency-Domain Analyses to Relate Shoe Cushioning, Ground Impact Forces and Running Injury Risk: A Secondary Analysis of a Randomized Trial With 800+ Recreational Runners