Professor of Medicine, Surgery and Biochemistry
Director of the Bone and Joint Research Laboratory, University of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Physiatrist at The Ottawa Hospital Rehabilitation Centre for Specialized Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation in-patient service.
Dr Trudel is a graduate of Laval University medical school and of Dalhousie University where he was a Rick Hansen Man in Motion Fellow and earned a MSc degree in Anatomy and Neurobiology. His academic rehabilitation practice includes rehabilitation care of people after polytrauma, burns and serious / complex medical and surgical complications.
As Director of the Bone and Joint Research Laboratory in Ottawa, Dr Guy Trudel has pursued clinical and laboratory-based research on musculoskeletal complications of immobility: joint contractures, tendonopathies and marrow adipose tissue. His team has published over 80 original research papers. Dr Trudel has received over 8 million Canadian dollars as Principal Investigator and 26 million as Co-Investigator, chiefly from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and the Canadian, European and German Space Agencies.
A large network of multidisciplinary collaborators internationally contributes to this research initiative. Dr Trudel is involved with undergraduate and postgraduate teaching at the University of Ottawa. He is member of multiple national and international scientific panels and peer-review committees.
“Joint contractures: advances in pathophysiology shaping the therapeutic landscape”.
Joint contractures are a frequent problem in PRM. However, etiological factors and determinants remain partly understood.
In this conference, Dr Trudel will evoke the current data concerning the pathophysiologic mechanisms of contractures secondary to immobility, the changes in articular and periarticular tissues and their potential reversibility. Finally, the new therapeutic avenues will be discussed.