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Research

Musculoskeletal

Researchers in this area fall into three themes: arthroplasty and rehabilitation, sports medicine and orthopedic oncology.

Arthroplasty and rehabilitation

The main goal of the arthroplasty and rehabilitation research group is to optimize treatment for patients with joint degeneration (osteoarthritis) of the knee and hip. The goal is to advance scientific knowledge and improve care for clients who suffer from this degeneration by evaluating, among other things, the benefits and risks of introducing new techniques and technologies to reconstruct the lower limbs. The arthroplasty research team is working with the HMR to implement a day-surgery joint replacement program. The HMR is the first Canadian centre to apply this type of practice. 

Outlooks

Now with eight researchers and a strong relationship with the School of Rehabilitation at Université de Montréal, orthopedics is without a doubt an emerging sector at the CR-HMR. Its future success will come from a combination of expertise in epidemiology and evaluative research in the CR-HMR's 3 axes of excellence. These cross-cutting areas are particularly promising and will allow this research sector to develop in collaboration with the Faculty of Medicine and the Department of Orthopedics at HMR.

Sports medicine

The main goal of the sports medicine research group is to improve orthopedic care and return-to-participation following sports injury. This research focuses primarily on shoulder and knee injuries.

Outlooks

The sports medicine group actively includes four researchers who work closely with physiotherapy teams. This team has just created a website for patients and physiotherapists to help optimize physiotherapy treatments.

Orthopedic oncology

The main goal of the orthopedic oncology research group is to optimize the long-term follow-up and management of patients with musculoskeletal injuries. This group is comprised of a multidisciplinary team whose research focuses on surgical techniques, radiation therapy and chemotherapy. 

Outlooks

Orthopedic oncology at the HMR is the foundation of the Réseau Sarcome Québec (RSQ), which was recognized by the Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux in May 2018, and includes the Hôpital Maisonneuve-Rosemont of the CIUSSS de l’Est-de-l’Île-de-Montréal, the McGill University Health Centre, and the Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Québec-Université Laval. The RSQ is opening the door to important collaborations for future research projects.

Coordinator :  François Desmeules, PhD