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Isokinetic Medical Group

The Isokinetic Medical Group was established in 1987. The headquarters and the Education and Research Department are located in Bologna, Italy.

The Isokinetic Network consists of eight clinics in seven cities: Bologna, London, Milan Navigli, Milan Vivaio, Rimini, Rome, Turin, Verona.

The main objective of the Isokinetic Medical Group is to offer complete and fast recovery from injuries through a multidisciplinary approach and a combination of rehabilitation facilities, including rehabilitation gyms, pools and fields. The mission is to follow the player from the first day after an injury to the last day when returning to the team. Each patient is managed by a “case manager”, the sports medicine physician who coordinates the medical team and plans the entire rehabilitation process, with up to two rehabilitation sessions per day until function has been fully restored and the player can return to play.

The centre has a major commitment to football medicine, generating research in the field of football injuries that is particularly focused on recovery after cartilage surgery, ACL rehabilitation, return to sport, muscle injury treatment and platelet-rich plasma in the treatment of tendon injuries.

Isokinetic conferences

Since 1992, the Educational and Research Department has organised an annual International Conference on Sports Rehabilitation and Traumatology. This conference consistently brings together over 2,000 sports medicine and sports science experts from all over the world to share knowledge and experience. After the success of the 25th edition of the Football Medicine Strategies Conference held in London in 2016, we will move to Barcelona in May 2017. The topic will be “The Future of Football Medicine” and we expect to have an outstanding faculty discussing the latest research and experience to offer the player the best strategies to reach a complete and safe recovery.

Fact sheet

Isokinetic Medical Group

Established 1987

Accredited FMCE since October 2009

Sports medicine and orthopaedic rehabilitation

7 clinics in Italy, 1 in London

150 employees, including 30 doctors and 60 physiotherapists

www.isokinetic.com/en/

Administration

Isokinetic Medical Group

Name
Dr Stefano Della Villa, MD

Title
President,
Director / Head of FMCE

Email
s.dellavilla@isokinetic.com

Phone number:
+39 051 298 68 00

Mobile number

Postal address
Via Casteldebole 8/4, 40132 Bologna, Italy

Name
Marco Della Villa

Title
CEO

Email
m.dellavilla@isokinetic.com

Phone number:
+39 051 298 68 00

Mobile number

Postal address
Via Casteldebole 8/4, 40132 Bologna, Italy

Name
Dr Giulio Sergio Roi, MD

Title
Director of Education & Research Department

Email
gs.roi@isokinetic.com

Phone number:
+39 051 298 68 08

Mobile number

Postal address
Via Casteldebole 8/4, 40132 Bologna, Italy

Name
Dr Margherita Ricci, MD

Title
Sports Medicine Physician,
First contact person of the FMCE

Email
m.ricci@isokinetic.com

Phone number:
+39 051 298 68 06

Mobile number
+39 339 450 74 82

Postal address
Via Casteldebole 8/4, 40132 Bologna, Italy

Scientific

Contribution

Top publications

Andriolo L, Filardo G, Kon E, Ricci M, Della Villa F, Della Villa S, Zaffagnini S, Marcacci M. Revision anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: clinical outcome and evidence for return to sport. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2015 Oct;23(10):2825-45.

Grassi A, Zaffagnini S, Marcheggiani Muccioli GM, Neri MP, Della Villa S, Marcacci M. After revision anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction, who returns to sport? A systematic review and meta-analysis. Br J Sports Med 2015 Oct;49(20):1295-304.

McCall A, Davison M, Andersen TE, Beasley I, Bizzini M, Dupont G, Duffield R, Carling C, Dvorak J. Injury prevention strategies at the FIFA 2014 World Cup: perceptions and practices of the physicians from the 32 participating national teams. Br J Sports Med. 2015 May;49(9):603-8.

McCall A, Carling C, Davison M, Nedelec M, Le Gall F, Berthoin S, Dupont G. Injury risk factors, screening tests and preventative strategies: a systematic review of the evidence that underpins the perceptions and practices of 44 football (soccer) teams from various premier leagues. Br J Sports Med. 2015 May;49(9):583-9.

McCall A, Carling C, Nedelec M, Davison M, Le Gall F, Berthoin S, Dupont G. Risk factors, testing and preventative strategies for non-contact injuries in professional football: current perceptions and practices of 44 teams from various premier leagues. Br J Sports Med. 2014 Sep;48(18):1352-7.

Zaffagnini S, Grassi A, Marcheggiani Muccioli GM, Tsapralis K, Ricci M, Bragonzoni L, Della Villa S, Marcacci M. Return to sport after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction in professional soccer players. Knee. 2014 Jun;21(3):731-5.

Marcacci M, Marcheggiani Muccioli GM, Grassi A, Ricci M, Tsapralis K, Nanni G, Bonanzinga T, Zaffagnini S. Arthroscopic meniscus allograft transplantation in male professional soccer players: a 36-month follow-up study. Am J Sports Med. 2014 Feb;42(2):382-8.

Marcheggiani Muccioli GM, Zaffagnini S, Tsapralis K, Alessandrini E, Bonanzinga T, Grassi A, Bragonzoni L, Della Villa S, Marcacci M. Open versus arthroscopic surgical treatment of chronic proximal patellar tendinopathy. A systematic review. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2013 Feb;21(2):351-7.

Mithoefer K, Hambly K, Logerstedt D, Ricci M, Silvers H, Della Villa S. Current concepts for rehabilitation and return to sport after knee articular cartilage repair in the athlete. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2012 Mar;42(3):254-73.

Kon E, Filardo G, Drobnic M, Madry H, Jelic M, van Dijk N, Della Villa S. Non-surgical management of early knee osteoarthritis.

Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2012 Mar;20(3):436-49.

Della Villa S, Boldrini L, Ricci M, Danelon F, Snyder-Mackler L, Nanni G, Roi GS. Clinical Outcomes and Return-to-Sports Participation of 50 Soccer Players After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Through a Sport-Specific Rehabilitation Protocol. Sports Health. 2012 Jan;4(1):17-24.

Mithoefer K, Della Villa S. Return to Sports after Articular Cartilage Repair in the Football (Soccer) Player. Cartilage 2012 Jan;3(1Suppl): 57S-62S.

Kon E, Filardo G, Berruto M, Benazzo F, Zanon G, Della Villa S, Marcacci M. Articular cartilage treatment in high-level male soccer players: a prospective comparative study of arthroscopic second-generation autologous chondrocyte implantation versus microfracture. Am J Sports Med. 2011 Dec;39(12):2549-57.

Della Villa S, Kon E, Filardo G, Ricci M, Vincentelli F, Delcogliano M, Marcacci M. Does intensive rehabilitation permit early return to sport without compromising the clinical outcome after arthroscopic autologous chondrocyte implantation in highly competitive athletes? Am J Sports Med. 2010 Jan;38(1):68-77.

Mithoefer K, Hambly K, Della Villa S, Silvers H, Mandelbaum BR. Return to sports participation after articular cartilage repair in the knee: scientific evidence. Am J Sports Med. 2009 Nov;37 Suppl 1:167S-76S.

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