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FIFA Medical Centre of Excellence

Prague

The operations of the FMCE Prague are based mainly on two departments: the Orthopaedic Clinic of Na Bulovce Hospital and the Department of Cardiovascular Medicine of the General University Hospital in Prague First Faculty of Medicine, Charles University in Prague.

The Orthopaedic Clinic is split into eight departments covering all musculoskeletal problems: paediatric orthopaedics, the spine unit, septic orthopaedics, traumatology, sport traumatology, general orthopaedics and oncological orthopaedics and the rehabilitation unit.

The Department of Cardiovascular Medicine focuses on the testing and prevention of general health and cardiovascular problems of players/athletes, especially at a young age. The main objectives of these centres related to the football are:

  1. A) Medical care. These departments cover medical care of football players of both genders and all levels of skill on the basis of evidence-based medicine and modern medical technology. The players have direct access to the medical care to the centre. This care includes: 1) modern diagnostic methods 2) non-surgical and surgical treatment of acute and chronic problems of extremities and spine 3) after-treatment (physiotherapy) of acute and chronic injuries 4) testing of the general health and cardiovascular condition of players.

The medical doctors of departments serve as team doctors of different football clubs and the national futsal team.

  1. B) Teaching activities include: 1) incorporating new F-MARC research results into football medicine for medical doctors and coaches in cooperation with the Czech Republic Football association.

2.  The general implementation of the injury prevention programme “FIFA 11+” at all levels. Original CDs and Czech translations of the posters       and booklets are distributed to the football clubs in Czech Republic. The teaching courses of the programme to the coaches have been held in eight different cities.

3.  Presentation of the results of research activities of F-MARC and the FMCE Prague in youth football and OCD in FMCE in Regensburg in       2010 and 2014 and Isokinetic Conferences 2013-2016.

  1. Scientific activities. Scientific research is targeted mainly at the youth football players. This centre directly participated in two large multicentre FIFA studies: 1. Incidence of football injuries in youth players (published in 2015) and prevention programme 11+ for Kids (prepared for publication). The centre contributed to the Football Medicine Diploma with the youth football injuries module.

Currently, the FMCE coordinates two other large studies (approved by F-MARC), namely: Juvenile osteochondrosis dissecans (OCD) of the knee (multi.centre study) and a nationwide screening programme to prevent sudden cardiac death in junior soccer players using centralised ECG analysis.

Fact sheet

Prague

Established 1945

Accredited FMCE since October 2010

All aspects of musculoskeletal disorders, including sports medicine, cardiology (in cooperation with Department of Cardiology)

60 Peer-reviewed publications: 21 in Orthopaedic Department and 61 in Cardiological Department in 2015

5,585 operations per year, 63,544 individual interventions in out-patient clinic

www.bulovka.cz

Administration

Prague

Name
Prof Jiří Chomiak, MD

Title
Director / Head of FMCE

Email
jiri.chomiak@yahoo.com

Phone number:
+42 026 60 82 839

Mobile number
+42 060 23 96 933

Postal address
Budínova 2, 18081 Prague 8, Czech Republic

Name
Prof. Aleš Linhart, MD

Title
Head of Cardiology Department

Email
ales.linhart@lf1.cuni.cz

Phone number:
+42 22 49 62 60

Mobile number

Postal address
Interní klinika, U Nemocnice 2, 120 00 Praha 2, Czech Republic 

Name
Dr Jan Vaculik, MD

Title
First contact person to FMCE

Email
jan-vaculik@colny.cz

Phone number:
+42 026 60 82 833

Mobile number

Postal address
Orthop. Clinic, Budínova 2, 18081 Prague 8, Czech Republic

Scientific

Contribution

Top publications

Rössler R, Junge A, Chomiak J, Dvorak J,  Faude O. Soccer Injuries in Players Aged 7 to 12 Years: A Descriptive Epidemiological Study Over 2 Seasons. Am J Sports Med, published online December 8, 2015

Chomiak J: Kompletní program FIFA 11+vhodná forma tělesných cvičení v prevenci zranění. Fotbal a trénink, 4/2013, p.29-32, www.casopis-fotbalatrenink.cz, ISSN 1212-3390

Chomiak J, Fulcher M: Children and adolescent players. Football Medicine Diploma, FIFA 2016

Rössler R, Junge A, Chomiak J, Dvorak J, Lichtenstein E, Němec K, Faude O. Risk factors for football injuries in young players aged 7 to 12 years

Submitted for publication.

Kuchynka P, Palecek T, Nemecek E, Fikrle M, Linhart A. New therapeutic aspects of inflammatory cardiomyopathy. Curr Pharm Des. 2015;21(4):459-65. Review.

Kuchynka P, Palecek T, Vilikus Z, Havranek S, Taborska K, Louch WE, Linhart A. Cardiac structural and functional changes in competitive amateur cyclists. Echocardiography. 2010 Jan;27(1):11-6.

Caforio AL, Pankuweit S, Arbustini E, Basso C, Gimeno-Blanes J, Felix SB, Fu M, Heliö T, Heymans S, Jahns R, Klingel K, Linhart A, Maisch B, McKenna W, Mogensen J, Pinto YM, Ristic A, Schultheiss HP, Seggewiss H, Tavazzi L, Thiene G, Yilmaz A, Charron P, Elliott PM; European Society of Cardiology Working Group on Myocardial and Pericardial Diseases. Current state of knowledge on aetiology, diagnosis, management, and therapy of myocarditis. Eur Heart J. 2013 Sep;34(33):2636-48, 2648a-2648d

Rapezzi C, Arbustini E, Caforio AL, Charron P, Gimeno-Blanes J, Heliö T, Linhart A, Mogensen J, Pinto Y, Ristic A, Seggewiss H, Sinagra G, Tavazzi L, Elliott PM. Diagnostic work-up in cardiomyopathies: bridging the gap between clinical phenotypes and final diagnosis. Eur Heart J. 2013 May;34(19):1448-58.

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