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FIFA Medical Centre of Excellence

Rome

Located in the heart of Rome on top of Monte Mario hill, Villa Stuart Sport Clinic is a 50-bed orthopaedic and sports medicine hospital and is one of the leading orthopaedic clinics in Italy, performing about 3,000 surgical operations per year.

The Sport Clinic is divided into two departments: the Department of Sports Traumatology and Rehabilitation and the Department of Sports Medicine.

 

  1. The Department of Sports Traumatology and Rehabilitation is widely recognised as a trauma centre for recreational and professional athletes and offers medical emergency and trauma services 24 hours a day. Fully equipped medical facilities include six operating theatres and a two-bed intensive care unit prepared for any type of emergency. Patients requiring hospitalisation are given rooms equipped with LCD satellite TV and internet access. The department provides a wide range of services in the field of rehabilitation, devoted to following the athlete up to their “return to play”, including indoor and outdoor sports facilities like gyms, a rehabilitation pool and a football pitch located in the clinic grounds.

 

  1. The Department of Sports Medicine is specifically organised to carry out all the clinical tests for pre-participation screening, laboratory and field testing, prevention of injuries and illnesses and evaluation of the athlete’s performance. Medical assessments for sport eligibility are carried out by a pool of specialists in sports medicine and other areas such as cardiology, ophthalmology, otorhinolaryngology and neurology. A Sports Nutrition Unit and a Sports Psychology Unit are available on site.

The Villa Stuart contribution to the world of football is demonstrated by more than 50 professional football clubs from Italy and other European and Asian countries that have chosen Villa Stuart Sport Clinic as health services provider, in some cases as the exclusive and official one.

Villa Stuart Sport Clinic carries out educational and research projects in close cooperation with the University of Rome’s “Foro Italico”, the only Italian state sports university, with the following chairs:

 

  • Orthopedics and Traumatology (Prof. Pier Paolo Mariani)
  • Internal Medicine and Sports Medicine (Prof. Fabio Pigozzi)
  • Sports Physiology (Prof. Andrea Macaluso)

Villa Stuart Sport Clinic provides patients with the best possible care, using the most up-to-date technology, diagnostic and therapeutic services.

Fact sheet

Rome

Established 1947

Accredited FMCE since June 2011

All aspects of musculoskeletal diseases, incl. Sports Medicine

298 doctors, physiotherapists, scientists and researchers

Financial turnover EUR 31.5 Mio

www.villastuart.it

Administration

Rome

Name
Prof. Fabio Pigozzi, MD

Title
Director / Head of FMCE
Scientific Director

Email
fabio.pigozzi@uniroma4.it

Phone number:
+39 063 55 281

Mobile number
+39 320 465 41 69

Postal address
Via Trionfale, 5952 00135 Rome, Italy

Name
Assunta Puerio

Title
Director of Marketing & Communication

Email
puerio@topphysio.it

Phone number:
+39 063 55 28 331

Mobile number
+39 329 67 37 376

Postal address
Via Trionfale, 5952 00135 Rome, Italy

Scientific

Contribution

Top publications

  • Avulsion of both posterior meniscal roots associated with acute rupture of the anterior cruciate ligament.J Orthop Traumatol. 2015 Sep;16(3):259-62.Mariani PP, Iannella G, Cerullo G, Giacobbe M.

 Asymmetrical Lower Extremity Loading Early After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Is a Significant Predictor of Asymmetrical Loading at the Time of Return to Sport.Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2016 Apr;95(4):248-55. Labanca L, Laudani L, Menotti F, Rocchi J, Mariani PP, Giombini A, Pigozzi F, Macaluso A.

  • Early compensatory and anticipatory postural adjustments following anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction.Eur J Appl Physiol. 2015 Jul;115(7):1441-51.Labanca L, Laudani L, Casabona A, Menotti F, Mariani PP, Macaluso A. 
  • Myocarditis in athlete and myocardial bridge: An innocent bystander?World J Cardiol. 2015 May 26;7(5):293-8. Quaranta F, Guerra E, Sperandii F, De Santis F, Pigozzi F, Calò L, Borrione P. 
  • Echocardiographic findings in 2261 peri-pubertal athletes with or without inverted T waves at electrocardiogram.Heart. 2015 Feb;101(3):193-200. Calò L, Sperandii F, Martino A, Guerra E, Cavarretta E, Quaranta F, Ruvo Ed, Sciarra L, Parisi A, Nigro A, Spataro A, Pigozzi F.

  • Platelet-rich plasma and skeletal muscle healing: a molecular analysis of the early phases of the regeneration process in an experimental animal model.PLoS One. 2014 Jul 23;9(7):e102993. Dimauro I, Grasso L, Fittipaldi S, Fantini C, Mercatelli N, Racca S, Geuna S, Di Gianfrancesco A, Caporossi D, Pigozzi F, Borrione P. 
  • Simultaneous rupture of the patellar tendon and the anterior cruciate ligament: report of three cases.J Knee Surg. 2013 Dec;26 Suppl 1:S53-7. Mariani PP, Cerullo G, Iannella G.
  • Do current methods of strength testing for the return to sport after injuries really address functional performance?Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2012 May;91(5):458-60. Pigozzi F, Giombini A, Macaluso A. Structural cardiac disease diagnosed by echocardiography in asymptomatic young male soccer players: implications for pre-participation screening. Rizzo M, Spataro A, Cecchetelli C, Quaranta F, Livrieri S, Sperandii F, Cifra B, Borrione P, Pigozzi F. Br J Sports Med. 2012 Apr;46(5):371-3. 
  • Posterior horn instability of the medial meniscus a sign of posterior meniscotibial ligament insufficiency.Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2011 Jul;19(7):1148-53. Mariani PP.
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