Video recording of the lecture: 'Return to sport after Covid 19' by Prof Urhausen

05/03/2021

The conference/webinar on 'The Management of Post Covid 19 Patients' was held on Wednesday, March 3, 2021, online and in person. It was organized by the CHL in collaboration with the Society of Medical Sciences of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. Pof Axel Urhausen was invited to present his lecture on 'Return to sport after Covid 19' . The overall programme can be assessed at https://www.chl.lu/fr/actualites/videos-conference-prise-en-charge-des-patients-post-covid-19 The video recording of the conference can be assessed at https://vimeo.com/showcase/8211358/video/519810335
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ReFORM PhD days scientific contribution

26/02/2021

Two of our PhD-students were invited to represent LIROMS at the first "Young Researcher Day“ organized by ReFORM. Anouk Urhausen described her ongoing project on the 10-year follow-up of the Delaware-Oslo ACL Cohort Study. Amanda Magosch presented the results of a study on factors associated with the Pivot Shift signs, a clinical test for rotational instability in the ACL-insufficient knee Joint. The findings that age at injury, time from injury to surgery and amount of meniscus damage were are associated with rotational laxity are new, especially with respect to the meniscus damage. In the end, Amanda was awarded for the best presentation along with one other presenter.
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Video recording of the webinar: Biomechanical analysis of running performance

03/02/2021

On 20 January 2021, a sports medical webinar on "Biomechanical assessment of running performance" by P. Gette, R. Krecké, and Prof J. Cabri, PhD (LIROMS/CHL/LIH, Luxembourg) was held virtually over Zoom attended by 100 participants. A video recording of the talk is now available.
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Influence of physical activity and sports training on obesity: Review/ Special Issue in Sports Orthopaedics and Traumatology

01/02/2021

Link to the article Summary For years, the prevalence of overweight and obesity has been increasing worldwide. Due to a variety of associated comorbidities, this represents a central challenge for the health care systems. The majority of the daily energy consumption of humans can be influenced by physical training. Endurance and strength training is recommended for weight reduction. This is one of the main focus of integrative treatment programs, along with the modification of nutrition and behavior. In an adipogenic environment, however, it is very difficult for most overweight and obese people to lose weight. Exercise, even without weight normalization, can help prevent overweight-associated diseases and thus reduce mortality. Physical activity, as a cost-effective intervention, has such a positive effect on health as hardly any other measure. For this reason, therapeutic efforts in overweight and obesity should not be aimed exclusively at weight reduction, but also and especially at increasing cardiorespiratory fitness. Keywords Fitness, Overweight, Obesity, SportsTraining, Cardiorespiratory fitness Thomas Thünenkötter, Axel Urhausen (2021) Einfluss von körperlicher Aktivität und sportlichem Training auf Übergewicht, Sports Orthopaedics and Traumatology, 2021, ISSN 0949-328X, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.orthtr.2020.11.009.
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2020 update of Medial Meniscus ramp lessions: published in ESSKA Newsletter

15/12/2020

In the December 2020 ESSKA Newsletter, an article co-authored by LIROMS President Prof Dr Romain Seil has been published. Titled as "2020 update of Medial Meniscus ramp lessions, difficult to diagnose but vital to repair". Link to the article here.
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Updates on PAMI: published in ESSKA newsletter Dec 2020

15/12/2020

Latest news from Pediatric ACL Monitoring Inititiative (PAMI), co/authored by LIROMS President Prof Dr Romain Seil and LIROMS scientific collaborator Dr Caroline Mouton, published in ESSKA December 2020 newsletter. Link to the article here.
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ESSKA Newsletter Dec 2020

15/12/2020

Read the latest news from ESSKA in the December issue of their quarterly newsletter. View it in a user-friendly online version as well as the traditional PDF version which can be downloaded to read offline. In this issue, there are a number of interesting articles, including: 3. ESSKA President Jacques Menetrey’s Editorial: News from the Society4. 19th ESSKA Congress GOES VIRTUAL - 11-15 May 202110. Tips and Tricks for Young Reviewers14. Pillar of ESSKA: Romain Seil18. ESSKA Sections looking forward to 202127. ESSKA Speciality Days - 3-4 September 2021 in Warsaw, Poland35. ESSKA Webinars scheduled for 2021-202248. 2020 update of Medial meniscus ramp lesions; difficult to diagnose but vital to repair50. 3D Navigation Model for Diagnosis and Treatment of the Elbow Bony Impingement ...and much more!
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Exclusive Interview of LIROMS President Prof Dr Romain Seil: "Pillars of ESSKA"

15/12/2020

ESSKA likes to honour individuals who they consider to be the "pillars" of the society. In the December 2020 quarterly online newsletter of ESSKA, an exclusive interview of LIROMS President, Prof Dr Romain Seil has been presented. Interviewed by Jaun Carlos Monllau. Read the interview here to catch a glimpse of Prof Seil's inspring career as well as his personal journey along the way!
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Surgical treatment of complex meniscus tear and disease: state of the art review

27/11/2020

Link to the publication Ozeki, N., Seil, R., Krych, A., & Koga, H. (2020, September 17). Surgical treatment of complex meniscus tear and disease: State of the art. Retrieved November 27, 2020, from https://jisakos.bmj.com/content/early/2020/09/17/jisakos-2019-000380 In collaboration with Tokyo Medical University, Japan, Mayo Clinic, USA and CHL, LIH and LIROMS, Luxembourg, a recent publication published in BMJ journals highlights the most modern and advanced techniques of meniscus preservation surgery (instead of resection). Dr Megha Agrawal was acknowldged in the manuscript for English editing.
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Editorial in BJSM: The mission of ReFORM

26/11/2020

Link to the article Martens G, Edouard P, Tscholl P, et alDocument, create and translate knowledge: the mission of ReFORM, the Francophone IOC Research Centre for Prevention of Injury and Protection of Athlete HealthBritish Journal of Sports Medicine Published Online First: 12 November 2020. doi: 10.1136/bjsports-2020-103087 The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has supported athletes’ health protection by funding research centres dedicated to the prevention and treatment of sports-related injuries and illnesses. After establishing four centres in 2009, the IOC research centres network expanded to 9 institutions in 2014 and the 2019 round recognised 11 centres. In this editorial, the mission of ReFORM—an international French-speaking network of five institutions is discussed along with the focus areas, expertise and what makes ReFORM unique.
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A warm-up before jogging: useful or not? Prof Dr Jan Cabri discusses

12/11/2020

https://paperjam.lu/article/echauffement-avant-jogging-uti
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Publication: Medial meniscus ramp and lateral meniscus posterior root lesions are present in more than a third of primary and revision ACL reconstructions

09/11/2020

Link to the article This study identified concomitant meniscal lesions in two thirds of all ACL reconstructions. Fifty in ACL-injured knees and an improved understanding of ACL injury mechanisms. 50 percent of them involved the biomechanically relevant, but previously often undiagnosed lesions of the medial meniscus ramp or the lateral meniscus posterior root. These findings highlight the need for a thorough and systematic inspection of the menisci. Magosch, A., Mouton, C., Nührenbörger, C. et al. Medial meniscus ramp and lateral meniscus posterior root lesions are present in more than a third of primary and revision ACL reconstructions. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00167-020-06352-3
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The Meniscus Congress postponed to January 12th-15th 2022

29/10/2020

Unfortunately, the pandemic forced us to revise our plans for THE MENISCUS congress which was scheduled from January 27th – 30th 2021 in Luxembourg..
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KSSTA Editorial Published, ‘From Meniscal resection to meniscal repair: a journey of the last decade’

29/10/2020

Authors: Roland Becker, Sebastian Kopf, Romain Seil, Michael T. Hirschmann, Philippe Beaufils, Jon Karlsson The last decade has shed some light on the darkness surrounding the treatment of meniscal injuries. A significant amount of work has been done in order to provide a more scientific approach to the treatment of the injured meniscus. Degenerative meniscal lesions and traumatic meniscal tears differ in terms of aetiology and pathology and require differentiated diagnostic algorithms and treatments. A new terminology has, therefore, been defined by the ESSKA meniscus concensus project. A traumatic meniscal tear is caused by an acute and sufficiently serious trauma to the knee. In contrast, a degenerative meniscal lesion occurs due to repetitive minor injuries and lacks a sufficiently serious single trauma. This editorial shows that the scope of the meniscus repair is greater than before and there is still a need for both more basic scince and clinical research in order to identify the best practice when treating different meniscal pathologies. Link: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00167-020-06316-7
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Release of the book on ‘Primary prevention of sports injuries’ after the success of GOTS Expert meeting 2019 in Luxembourg

15/10/2020

In close collaboration with LIROMS, the German-speaking Orthopaedic and Traumatologic Society of Sports Medicine (GOTS) has continued the successful tradition of its expert meetings, which started in 2010.. At the 6th edition of GOTS expert meeting from 19-22 September 2019, in Canach (Luxembourg), organized under the direction of GOTS president Prof. Romain Seil, a group of 30 specialists from Austria, Belgium, Germany, Luxembourg, Norway, Switzerland, and The Netherlands, discussed the current status of primary prevention of sports injuries and illnesses. The majority of the experts were orthopaedic surgeons, but also sports scientists and physiotherapists, as well as German health insurance companies, were involved.
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LIROMS recognized by the International Olympic Committee as one of the five partners of the French-speaking Sports Medicine Research

13/10/2020

We are proud to announce that LIROMS has been recognized by the International Olympic Committee as one of the five partners of the French-speaking Sports Medicine Research Network. ReFORM: Réseau Francophone Olympique de la Recherche de Médecine du sport (formerly known as FReNAHP2).
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The 1st virtual Qualisys User Group Meeting took place on October 8th, 2020.

09/10/2020

Qualisys users across Central Europe gathered at the virtual “Hopin” venue to share their work and experience on the topic ”Using motion capture to benefit researchers, clinicians and coaches – today and in the future”. LIROMS representatives were amongst invited speakers for the session entitled “Functional Assessment”. Presentations covered the state of play in scientific and field-based motion capture approaches for athletes, coaches and medical teams working with them to assess athlete’s health and performance status. The panel discussion fostered in-deep conversations amongst peers, pinpointing current challenges and future opportunities of available and rising technologies. The LIROMS contribution was rewarded with positive echo and a burst of recurrent exchanges throughout the rest of the day in the event’s chat rooms. Honored by the invitation, the LIROMS team thanks the event organizers and attendees for this outstanding session. Link: https://www.qualisys.com/events/qualisys-virtual-user-group-meeting-dach/
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The first annual workshop for the Pediatric Anterior Cruciate Ligament Initiative (PAMI), 2nd Oct 2020, organized by ESSKA.

03/10/2020

The aim of the workshop was to gather PAMI partners as well as interested institutions to discuss the organisational aspects and the future perspectives of the initiative. The PAMI aims to collect and analyse data from orthopaedic surgeons who are treating children and adolescents with anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury using an international data collection system. Through this initiative, the goal is to improve diagnosis, treatment options, surgical techniques and rehabilitation of pediatric ACL injuries. Presented during the ESSKA conference in Glasgow in May 2018, the ESSKA leadership has placed PAMI under the lead of its Basic Science Committee chaired by Caroline Mouton since May 2020. Currently, 6 partner institutions from Austria, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands Norway, and Spain are actively enrolling patients. Since the first inclusion in October 2018, 68 children have been recruited with a continuous increase of inclusion within the last months. The first data shows that the chronological age at injury for this population was in average 12 years of age (from 6 to 17 years of age). Most injuries occurred while playing football (38%). At the time of the analysis, 69% were indicated for surgery. While several developments were made in the last months to enhance data quality and user’s experience with the PAMI web portal, the preliminary analyses allowed the PAMI steering committee to highlight some technical issues in data consistency, accuracy and completeness. These issues will be specifically targeted within the next months to consolidate the database and provides efficient guidelines to PAMI partners. In 2021, the PAMI managers will also start to provide yearly feedbacks to partner institutions on their data in order to ensure the quality of data and to officially publish the first results of the PAMI. Next years will be critical for the PAMI. A request to extend the ethical approval of the project as well as financial supports is foreseen, which also gives the opportunity to evaluate and strengthen the current initiative. During the workshop, inclusion/exclusion criteria were discussed again as well as the possibility to extend the content of data gathered within the project. Please be aware that we are still looking for interested partner institutions to join us. If you are an orthopaedic surgeon or a medical doctor treating children and adolescents with ACL injury and are interesting in the PAMI, please contact us at pami@esska.org. We will keep you aware of our next workshop and symposium that we hope to be able to organise during the next ESSKA congress in Milano. Detailed information on how to become a PAMI partner is available online on the ESSKA platform; https://www.esska.org/general/custom.asp?page=PAMI Thanks to the following partners: Smith and Nephew, International Olympic Committee, Luxemburgish Olympic committee, Luxembourg Institute of Health
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Best young researcher award at ReFORM- won by Amanda Magosch

ReFORM Amanda Magosch from LIROMS won the award for the best young researcher in an online conference organized by ReFORM, the French consortium for sports health research recognized by the International Olympic Committee along with another researcher. This consortium includes the National Sports Institute of Montreal, the University of Liège, the University of Geneva, INSEP in Paris and us. The centres had selected their 11 best researchers, for the occasion. The title of Amanda's presentation was: "On the road to knee rotary instability". Her work involved a clinical examination called "pivot shift" that we routinely perform under general anesthesia before any surgery for the anterior cruciate ligament of the knee. In more than 300 patients, she was able to identify 3 variables associated with the degree of rotary instability, namely age at the time of injury, accident-surgery interval and extent of associated meniscal lesions. This is the first time these associations have been described in the literature. They are important to refine our understanding of the extent of lesions and the therapeutic approach in these patients and to improve their long-term prognosis, including physical activity and the development of osteoarthritis of the knee. The results are currently being published. The fact that Ms. Magosch was awarded this award is a testament not only to the importance of the results to the international scientific community, but also to an excellent talent in a young medical student and the right entourage by our various clinical and scientific teams. We wish her the very best in her endeavours.
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