In order to provide the best possible care and services to patients and their families, a number of projects aimed at acquiring equipment and improving facilities have been developed within MUSCO. The goal is to allow patients to benefit from state-of-the-art research, care and rehabilitation equipment. Care and services better adapted to the needs of families will improve their experience and ensure a higher quality of treatment.

MUSCO Projects
Offer Optimization at the AGIS! Clinic
CHU Sainte-Justine

Offer Optimization at the AGIS! Clinic

Project leaders

Stefan Parent Chief, Orthopedic Services, CHU Sainte-Justine
Marie-Lyne Nault Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon, CHU Sainte-Justine

The project

Optimize the service offer within the AGIS! orthopedic clinic

MUSCO Strategic Goal

Provide access to sophisticated equipment and infrastructure for patients and families to ensure better care and rehabilitation

Project Objectives

  1. 1

    Ensure treatment conditions for patients are optimal

  2. 2

    Facilitate access to the investigative tools at CHUSJ and CRME

  3. 3

    Demonstrate leadership in clinical research

  4. 4

    Educate and prepare patients


Progress Report

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This component is divided into 3 projects:

1 – Set up the 3D EOS rooms within the AGIS! orthopedic clinic

The new orthopedic clinic known as AGIS! Centre of Excellence is part of the redevelopment and modernization of the existing facilities at CHU Sainte-Justine. It is located on the first floor of blocks 9 and 7 and is integrated with the URCO, the clinical research work of which is also supported by MUSCO. The objective of the AGIS! clinic is to ensure optimal treatment conditions for patients and encourage interaction between them, their families and the multidisciplinary staff.

The MUSCO Initiative contributed to the installation of the 3D EOS radiology rooms at the AGIS! clinic. The work was completed in 2019, and the rooms are now fully functional. In addition, an audiovisual room with video conferencing facilities was set up to foster inter-institutional communication, and the waiting room was updated with new furniture.

2 – Recruit a kinesiologist for an optimal use of the equipment

With regard to the biomechanical evaluation of the lower limbs, the CHU Sainte-Justine has state-of-the-art investigation equipment, such as:

  • Equipment to measure leg strength
  • Equipment to objectify proprioception (sense of balance)
  • Portable force platform (footprints on the ground)
  • Knee biomechanics device (harness that measures the biomechanics of the knee, to come)

In lower limb pathologies, imaging is not always the best examination to diagnose problems. CHU Sainte-Justine and the Marie Enfant Rehabilitation Centre have equipment and facilities to further investigate the problem. In order to make appropriate use of the equipment and to accompany the children between institutions, a kinesiologist will be recruited. This new resource will make it possible to operate and coordinate the activities. In addition, this is an opportunity to share access to the use of cutting-edge knee equipment between CHU Sainte-Justine and the other MUSCO partner institutions.

3 – Create an immersive room in the clinic

As part of the redevelopment and modernization of the premises, a new focus has been confirmed: the development of an immersive room to welcome patients and their families. Several options are being considered for this space, and discussions are underway with the architectural team.