Luxembourg Bio Technologies
The Sports Medicine Laboratory (SMRL) focuses its research on the impact of physical activity and lack thereof on the human body of healthy, injured or diseased individuals. It aims to provide decisive information and new solutions for prevention, therapy and sports-related issues to patients, athletes of any level, trainers, physical therapists, medical doctors and decision makers in sports and public health. Through the privileged partnership with the Sportsclinic Eich of the “Centre Hospitalier de Luxembourg, CHL”, the SMRL has developed several lines of research since its creation in 2009. Many other collaborations have followed since with scientific societies, universities and private companies across Europe and beyond. Strategic research goals: Prevention, diagnosis and clinical follow-up of patients with knee soft tissue injuries, with particular emphasis on anterior cruciate ligament ruptures; Development of an innovative sports injury surveillance system, termed TIPPS (Training and Injury Prevention Platform for Sports), to study injury occurrence and prevention in different contexts; Epidemiology and biomechanics of running-related injuries of leisure-time runners; Monitoring and active promotion of therapeutic physical activity in different therapeutic contexts; Training and education, especially for doctoral candidates, and co-organisation of scientific conferences and active participation in research-promoting initiatives. ESSKA, the European Society of Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy, is one of the world-leading non for profit organizations in its fields of medical subspecialization. It has more than 3000 members from over 100 countries as well as 39 affiliated national subspecialty societies from a majority of european countries. It edits 2 scientific journals: 'Knee Surgery Sports Traumatology Arthroscopy' (KSSTA; ranked among the top 10 orthopaedic journals) as well as the open access 'Journal of Experimental Orthopaedics', recently accepted in Medline. The headquarters of the society are located in Luxembourg.