Opening of the new Human Motion Lab (HML)
On April 28, 2023, at 3 p.m., the Luxembourg Institute of Research in Orthopedics, Sports Medicine and Science (LIROMS) inaugurated the new Human Motion Lab (HML), in the presence of the Minister of Health, Mrs. Paulette Lenert.
This event was the occasion to present the "Healthy moves" project which was created thanks to the "André Losch Foundation", with the support of the "Luxembourg Institute of Health" (LIH) and the "Centre Hospitalier de Luxembourg" (CHL). It will be useful to practitioners and researchers of the associated institutions who are regularly confronted with a large number of diseases or injuries of the lower limbs in children, adolescents and young adults that can lead to functional (pain, joint instability, arthrosis) and social (reduced physical activity, difficulties in moving around or in accessing certain jobs) sequelae. The laboratory's objective will be to propose an innovative diagnostic offer accessible to all to cover medical needs that straddle the line between research and innovation on the one hand and daily clinical practice on the other. Equipped with highly sophisticated and innovative equipment including multiple cameras and force platforms, the new laboratory will allow dynamic analysis of patient movement with a very high degree of precision. It will thus extend the usual diagnostic range such as X-rays, scans or MRI, and objectify the results obtained after a treatment. The laboratory staff has specific know-how and works closely with the doctors of the above-mentioned institutions to find personalized therapeutic solutions, whether surgical or non-surgical. In addition to the refined diagnostic capabilities, they will allow the establishment of strategies for the prevention of secondary post-injury injuries such as severe knee sprains in children, for which the 1st European registry is based in Eich, in collaboration with the European Society of Sports Traumatology and Knee Surgery (ESSKA). Finally, the laboratory will be used for research purposes by two LIH teams, the "Physical Activity, Sports and Health" (PASH) group and the "Human Motion, Orthopaedics, Sports Medicine and Physical Methods" (HOSD) group.