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FIFA Medical Centre of Excellence

Budapest

The Uzsoki Hospital Department of Orthopaedics, together with Semmelweis University Heart Centre and selected experts in football medicine, are accredited as a FIFA Medical Centre of Excellence. These are public institutions directed by Prof. László Hangody and Prof. Béla Merkely. The hospital’s state-of-the-art facilities feature six digital operating theatres, linked to an education centre, 70 in-patient beds, cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), an electrophysiology laboratory, an invasive coronary unit, and an intensive coronary care unit (16 beds with central monitor approach). These clinics provide a comprehensive service for football players with medical problems. For patients who need further expertise, prompt referrals to other clinics of the university are possible. Our doctors and physiotherapists provide professional medical support for several football clubs and for the Hungarian Football Association. They have also covered elite handball and water polo clubs, the Hungarian Waterpolo Federation and individual athletes.

Education is the second focus of our clinics and includes:

  • Graduate and postgraduate education at the Department of Traumatology of Semmelweis University
  • EFORT master courses on knee surgery, cartilage repair and ligament surgery
  • Regular postgraduate education of cardiologists and other specialists in cardiac topics
  • Postgraduate continuing medical education (CME) training of cardiology specialists from all around the world for special topics in cardiovascular medicine
  • Training of team coaches and athletes in cardiopulmonary resuscitationOngoing football projects:
  • Cartilage repair with autologous osteochondral grafts, osteochondral allografts, chondrocyte transplantation and traditional techniques
  • PRP stem cells and scaffold treatment on acute and overuse cartilage injuries
  • FMS score correlation with injury patterns
  • GPS based training load correlation with injury incidence
  • Beta adrenergic receptor 1 and 2, NOS3 and ACNT3 single nucleotide polymorphisms and markers of left and right ventricular dysfunction may be associated with exercise performance in active athletes and adverse events (e.g. arrhythmias, sudden cardiac death) during long-term follow-up
  • Annual screening of athletes using cardiac MRI, echo and spiroergometry.
  • Genotyping (ADRB 1, 1 NOS3, ACTN3) from peripheral blood mononuclear cells

Fact sheet

Budapest

Established 1922

Accredited FMCE since May 2010

All aspects of musculoskeletal disorders, incl. sports surgery

28 doctors , 8 physiotherapists

80 beds, average hospital stay 4 days

www.uzsoki.hu

Administration

Algiers

Name
Dr Laszlo Hangody, MD

Title
Director / Head of FMCE

Email
laszlohangody@gmail.com

Phone number:
+36 12 51 44 55

Mobile number
+36 20 94 34 046

Postal address
Uzsoki utca. 29-41, 1145 Budapest, Hungary

Name
Dr Béla Merkely, MD

Title
Head of Heart Centre

Email
merkely.bela@gmail.com

Phone number:
+36 14 58 68 40

Mobile number
+36 20 92 74 937

Postal address
Varosmajor utca. 68, 1122 Budapest, Hungary

Name
Dr Gergely Panics, MD

Title
Sports physician, contact person to FMCE

Mobile number
+36 20 32 62 986

Postal address
Uzsoki utca. 29-41, 1145 Budapest, Hungary

Scientific

Contribution

Top publications

  1. Pánics G, Hangody LR, Baló E, Vásárhelyi G, Gál T, Hangody L.Cartilage. 2012 Jan;3(1 Suppl):25S-30S. doi: 10.1177/1947603511408286
  2. Osteochondral Autograft and Mosaicplasty in the Football (Soccer) Athlete.
  3. Evaluation of long term soccer playing caused growth hormone deficiency: a pilot studyActa Physiol Hung.Ahead of Publication
  4. Kovacs GL, Turbucz P,·Rimanoczy E,·Panics G,·Banati K,·Goth M,
  5. Zalai D, Panics G, Bobak P, Csáki I, Hamar P.Acta Physiol Hung. 2015 Mar;102(1):34-42. doi: 10.1556/APhysiol.101.2014.01
  6. Quality of functional movement patterns and injury examination in elite-level male professional football players.
  7. Oláh A, Németh BT, Mátyás C, Hidi L, Lux Á, Ruppert M, Kellermayer D, Sayour AA, Szabo L, Torok M, Meltzer A, Gellér L, Merkely B, Radovits T:Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol 2016; 310(5): H587-H597.
  8. Physiological and pathological left ventricular hypertrophy of comparable degree is associated with characteristic differences of in vivo hemodynamics.
  9. Szelid Z, Lux Á, Kolossváry M, Tóth A, Vágó H, Lendvai Z, Kiss L, Maurovich-Horvat P, Bagyura Z, Merkely B:Plos One 2015; 10(10): e0141680.
  10. Right Ventricular Adaptation Is Associated with the Glu298Asp Variant of the NOS3 Gene in Elite Athletes.
  11. Radovits T, Oláh A, Lux A, Németh BT, Hidi L, Birtalan E, Kellermayer D, Mátyás C, Szabó G, Merkely B:Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol 2013; 305(1): H124-134.
  12. Rat model of exercise-induced cardiac hypertrophy – hemodynamic characterization using left ventricular pressure-volume analysis.
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