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:
The medical doctors of departments serve as team doctors of different football clubs and the national futsal team.
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.
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.
Prof Jiří Chomiak, MD
Director / Head of FMCE
+42 060 23 96 933
Budínova 2, 18081 Prague 8, Czech Republic
Prof. Aleš Linhart, MD
Head of Cardiology Department
Interní klinika, U Nemocnice 2, 120 00 Praha 2, Czech Republic
Dr Jan Vaculik, MD
First contact person to FMCE
Orthop. Clinic, Budínova 2, 18081 Prague 8, Czech Republic
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