the current status of primary prevention of sports injuries and illnesses. The majority of the experts were orthopaedic surgeons, but also sports scientists and physiotherapists, as well as German health insurance companies, were involved.
TSports injuries are seldomly systematically recorded and are not taken into account in their globality by the sport environment for various reasons not yet recognized. By applying specific training principles, sports injury prevention programmes have proven to reduce injuries by as much as 50%. However, implementation of these programmes remains difficult.
This issue intends to address the current state of the art of sports injury prevention, reaching from understanding of underlying sports-specific injury mechanisms, to possibilities of systematic recording of sports injuries; joint- and sports-specific prevention programmes; related current and future technology; as well as the necessary behavioural changes in the sports world under the motto “treating sports injuries is good, prevention is better”.
(Adapted from the Foreword of the editors Prof. Dr. Romain Seil, Prof. Dr. Thomas Tischer)
Organizers : Luxembourg Institute for Research in Orthopaedics, Sports Medicine and Science (LIROMS) and Gesellschaft für Orthopädisch-traumatologische Sportmedizin (GOTS)
Under the patronage of : Center Hospitalier de Luxembourg – Clinique du Sport/Eich, Luxembourg Society of Sports Medicine (SLMS), Luxembourg Institute for High Performance in Sports (LIHPS), and Luxembourg Institute of Health (LIH)
We are proud to announce that LIROMS has been recognized by the International Olympic Committee as one of the five partners of the French-speaking Sports Medicine Research Network ReFORM: Réseau Francophone Olympique de la Recherche de Médecine du sport (formerly known as FReNAHP2).