Dr Romain Seil


Posttraumatic, degenerative and inflammatory diseases of the musculoskeletal system are the first cause of physical disabilities and pain. A major part of them originate from injuries occurring during sports practice, which reach epidemic proportions nowadays and which are responsible of severe functional impairments both in the short and in the long term. Prof. Romain Seil’s research focuses on the improvement of preventive, diagnostic and therapeutic approaches of degenerative and sports-related diseases and injuries in children, adolescents and adults. A major area of his scientific work is dedicated to the most frequent severe sports injuries, which are anterior cruciate ligament injuries in the knee.

Research projects

  • Anterior cruciate ligament injury registry
  • Knee laxity measurements to detect subjects at-risk for anterior cruciate ligament injuries as well as to improve the diagnosis and the follow-up of anterior cruciate ligament and other knee injuries
  • Anterior cruciate ligament injury management in children
  • Diagnosis and management of meniscus injuries
Romain Seil

MD - PhD
Professor of University of Sarreland

Featured Publications

Younger age and hamstring tendon graft are associated with higher IKDC 2000 and KOOS scores during the first year after ACL reconstruction.

  • Sports Medicine Research Laboratory
May 22, 2019
2019 May. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. [Epub ahead of print].
  • Magnitskaya N
  • Mouton C
  • Gokeler A
  • Nuehrenboerger C
  • Pape D
  • Seil R.

The stiffness response of type IIa fibres after eccentric exercise-induced muscle damage is dependent on ACTN3 r577X polymorphism.

  • Sports Medicine Research Laboratory
May 01, 2019
2019 May. Eur J Sport Sci.19(4):480-489. Epub 2018 Oct 26.
  • Broos S
  • Malisoux L
  • Theisen D
  • Van Thienen R
  • Francaux M
  • Thomis MA
  • Deldicque L.
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