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. The laboratory is located on the first floor of the Norbert Metz Foundation at 76, rue d’Eich L-1460 Luxembourg.
This event also marks the occasion to present the “Healthy moves” project, created thanks to the André Losch Foundation with the support of the Luxembourg Institute of Health (LIH) and the Centre Hospitalier de Luxembourg (CHL). This project will be of great help to the institutions’ practitioners and researchers that are regularly confronted by a large number of diseases or injuries of the lower limbs in children, adolescents and young adults that can lead to both functional (pain, joint instability, arthrosis) and social problems such as reduced physical activity and difficulties in moving around or in accessing certain jobs.
The Human Motion Laboratory’s objective will be to propose an innovative and accessible diagnostic option that covers medical needs that straddle the line between research and innovation and daily clinical practice. Equipped with highly sophisticated and innovative equipment including multiple cameras and force platforms, the new laboratory will allow for dynamic analysis of patient movement with a very high degree of precision. It will therefore extend the usual diagnostic range of X-rays and MRI scans and objectify the results obtained after treatment.
The skilled laboratory staff will work closely with doctors from the aforementioned institutes to find personalized therapeutic solutions for patients, both surgical and not. In addition to these refined diagnostic capabilities, they will also establish strategies for the prevention of secondary injuries. For example, 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 also 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.
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