Best young researcher award at ReFORM- won by Amanda Magosch
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.