August Featured Author

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Romain Seil, MD, PhD
Vice President of the European Society of Sports Traumatology, Knee surgery and Arthroscopy (ESSKA)
Chef du Département de l’Appareil Locomoteur, Centre Hospitalier de Luxembourg – Clinique d’ Eich
Co-director Luxembourg Olympic Medical Center
Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Saarland

From the August Issue: Noninjured Knees of Patients With Noncontact ACL Injuries Display Higher Average Anterior and Internal Rotational Knee Laxity Compared With Healthy Knees of a Noninjured Population 

Podcast: Listen to Dr. Seil discuss his article in the August issue.


Dr. Seil studied medicine in Luxembourg and Brussels. He trained in Belgium and Germany (Dept. of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Saarland Medical School, Homburg/Saar-Germany).
Diploma of Orthopaedic Surgery in 1998 and of Special Orthopaedic Surgery in 2001 by the Medical Association of Saarland / Germany. He wrote his doctoral thesis on meniscal repair in 2001 and his professoral thesis (habilitation) on anterior cruciate ligament injuries in children in 2003. Prof. Seil works as an orthopaedic surgeon at the Centre Hospitalier de Luxembourg since September 2004 where he acted as Head of the Department of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery and, from 2008, as Head of the Department of the Locomotor system. His main areas of clinical activity are orthopaedic sports medicine as well as primary and revision knee reconstructive surgery. He was appointed extraordinary professor in orthopaedic surgery at the University of Saarland in 2007. Dr. Seil is co-director of the Luxembourg Olympic Medical Centre since 2008 and of the Sports Medicine Research Laboratory of the “Luxembourg Institute of Health” since 2009.

Dr. Seil is fellow of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine since 2001 and member of many national and international medical professional societies. He is currently Incoming President of the European Society of Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy (ESSKA), board member of the Luxembourgish Sports Medicine Society as well as the German-speaking Society in Orthopaedic and Traumatologic Sports Medicine (GOTS). From 2003 until 2005, he was chairman of the arthroscopy committee of the International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (ISAKOS). In 2014 he was president of the Annual Meeting of the French Arthroscopy Society in Luxembourg.

His scientific work deals with the analysis and improvement of diagnostic, surgical and non-surgical principles of overuse and sports-related joint injuries and diseases as well as on the investigation and promotion of primary and secondary prevention initiatives in sports medicine and joint surgery. Dr. Seil is co-editor of the official journals of AGA, the German-speaking Society of Arthroscopy and Joint Surgery as well as the German-Speaking Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Society (GOTS), member of the board of trustees of the Journal of Experimental Orthopaedics (JEO), the basic science journal of ESSKA. He is an editorial board member and reviewer of several scientific journals in orthopaedic surgery and sports medicine. He authored and co-authored numerous peer-reviewed publications and book chapters. He has been teaching in the field of general orthopaedics and orthopaedic sports medicine for more than 15 years and has been supervisor or jury member of more than 15 doctoral candidates in various scientific fields (human and veterinary medicine, biomechanics, sports physiotherapy).

Dr. Seil is married to Katy, a children’s psychiatrist and father of 2 daughters Lena, 19, and Julie, 16.

Selected Other Published Work in AJSM

Hidden Lesions of the Posterior Horn of the Medial Meniscus: A Systematic Arthroscopic Exploration of the Concealed Portion of the Knee Am J Sports Med April 2014 42 921926; published online before print February 24, 2014, doi:10.1177/0363546514522394

Chondral Damage after Meniscal Repair with the Use of a Bioabsorbable Implant Am J Sports Med November 2002 30 896899

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