"Master of Science Sports Medicine" in Luxembourg in July 2022


From 04 to 09 July 2022, the 4th module of the study course "Master of Science Sports Medicine" took place in Luxembourg under the direction of Dr. Christian Nührenbörger and Prof. Romain Seil. This course, jointly launched by the University of Krems (Austria) and the Society in Orthopaedic and Traumatologic Sports Medicine (GOTS) in 2018, comprises a total of 8 modules taking place in Austria, Germany, Switzerland and Luxembourg.

As the field of sports medicine is not offered as an independent specialist training in the German-speaking countries, the aim of this innovative interdisciplinary Master programme is to offer interested doctors further training at the latest scientific level across the entire spectrum of sports medicine and thus to ensure competent medical care for athletes at all levels of performance - from amateur to professional sports.

A total of 16 Master students from various orthopaedic and trauma surgery clinics and practices in Germany, Austria and Switzerland took part. The sports orthopaedic and traumatologic module in Luxembourg was supported by the Luxembourg Society of Sports Medicine (SLMS), the Luxembourg Institute of Research in Orthopedics, Sports Medicine and Science (LIROMS) and the Luxembourg Institute for High Performance in Sports (LIHPS).

During the study week, specific sports medicine topics such as injuries in childhood and adolescence, sports medicine screening and care of special groups of people, medical aspects and technical characteristics of various water sports, special knee and hip joint pathologies, of muscle and tendon injuries and their prevention and rehabilitation were presented.

In addition to the medical lectures, there were also 2 very impressive presentations by the Luxembourg extreme athletes Paule Kremer on "Swimming as an extreme sport - crossing the English Channel" and Alain Kohl on "Cliff Diving" and a joint practical workshop with swimming and high diving training.

A highlight was the practical workshop led by Professor Jan Cabri (LIROMS) in the new biomechanical diagnostic centre "SPORTFABRIK" in Differdange, where the students learned about the special biomechanical aspects of treadmill analyses, isokinetic strength measurements as well as electromyographic and markerless functional examinations and were also able to try them out in practice independently.

The study week ended with a visit to the congress "The Meniscus", which took place at the same time, where the latest scientific findings on various meniscus pathologies were presented.

At the end of the event, the students were very impressed and satisfied with the visit to Luxembourg and the total of almost 50 hours of courses.

Text and photos by Dr Christian Nührenbörger