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Research Axes

Musculoskeletal Health, Rehabilitation and Medical Technologies

Mission and themes

The expertise of Sainte-Justine’s investigators in musculoskeletal disorders and rehabilitation is recognized around the world. Bone and joint deformities as well as mobility problems in children and adolescents are the most frequent health issues that orthopedists, plastic surgeons, physiatrists and other specialists of the locomotor system must face.

Scoliosis is the most frequent deformity of the spine, affecting 2% to 3% of the population. Scientists in this axis focus mainly on the study of spinal deformities, specifically the etiopathogenesis of scoliosis and spondylolisthesis.

Their work is aimed at developing innovative modeling and screening tools in addition to improving medical treatments ranging from pharmacology to surgery and rehabilitation.


Press releases

Monday, April 18, 2016   

An award to Stefan Parent by the Scoliosis Research Society
Stefan Parent, MD, PhD

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Afcas awards Carl-Éric Aubin for bridging the gap between mechanical engineering and health sciences
Carl-Éric Aubin, PhD

Thursday, May 14, 2015

The 2014 Grammer European Spine Journal Award goes to Florina Moldovan
Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis
Florina Moldovan, MD, PhD

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Dr. Stefan Parent on Asian tour as recipient of a 2015 Scoliosis Research Society Traveling Fellowship
Spinal deformities
Stefan Parent, MD, PhD

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Dr. Philippe Campeau is awarded a prize from the of the CIHR – Institute of Genetics and a grant from the Network for Oral and Bone Health Research (RSBO)
Philippe Campeau, MD

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Discovery of a gene responsible for familial scoliosis
POC5 gene identified as being responsible for idiopathic scoliosis in families of French origin 
Florina Moldovan, MD, PhD

Monday, January 19, 2015 

A first in Québec in the field of scoliosis
Sainte-Justine performs a revolutionary back surgery technique
Stefan Parent, MD, PhD



Clinical Research Units


Geneviève Emond
Scientific Secretary
514 345-4931, ext. 7011

Carl-Éric Aubin
Axis Head, Musculoskeletal Diseases and Rehabilitation
514 345-4931, ext. 2836

Lucie Ménard
Axis Head Deputy, Musculoskeletal Diseases and Rehabilitation
514 345-4931, ext. 3515

Stefan Parent
Axis Head Deputy, Musculoskeletal Diseases and Rehabilitation
514 345-4931, ext. 4876


Development of diagnostic tools and new therapeutic approaches


Spinal deformities and musculoskeletal diseases


Pediatric rehabilitation and sports medicine

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