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FIFA Medical Centre of Excellence

Zurich

The Schulthess Clinic, Zurich, Switzerland, is a foundation treating both private patients and those covered by general health insurance with disorders and/or injuries of the musculoskeletal system.

With the development of modern orthopaedic surgery, the hospital established a fundamental strategy in the early 1960s by developing a sub-speciality approach, and created inter-disciplinary collaboration to achieve the best possible therapeutic results for patients.

The Orthopaedic Surgery Department is split into the upper and lower extremities including a sub-division specialising in the foot and ankle, and hand and elbow, as well as a Spine Unit and Paediatric Orthopaedics Unit. The conservative departments include Neurology, Rheumatology, Physical Medicine, Rehabilitation and Manual Therapy.

The Sports Medicine Department offers all facets of base-line examinations for athletes, including football players. This also entails the management of injuries and appropriate education for prevention.

In relation to special cardiology cases, the cardiology department has been co-accredited to enhance this important aspect of sports/football medicine through a joint venture with the University Hospital of Zurich. In 2015, the Swiss Concussion Centre was established. The Centre offers complete clinical and instrumental assessments of athletes following a head injury including concussion.

The Schulthess Clinic was the first FMCE to be accredited. The clinic serves as the headquarters for the FIFA Medical Assessment and Research Centre (F-MARC), which is linked to the sub-specialised Research Department.

The clinic works in close collaboration with the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich, the leading academic institution in Europe, with the following chairs:

Orthopaedics of ageing (Prof. S. Ferguson)

Cartilage engineering (Prof. M. Zenobi-Wong)

Physical activity and health (Prof. K. De Bock)

The Schulthess Clinic and F-MARC foster strong collaborations with international institutions, in designing research activities according to the needs of football players, by offering solutions from translational research and implementing the results in the daily life of the player.

Fact sheet

Zurich

Established 1883

Accredited FMCE since May 2005

All aspects of musculoskeletal disorders, incl. sports medicine

760 associates, 99 doctors , 111 physiotherapists, 30 scientists and researchers

Financial turnover CHF 180 million

www.schulthess-klinik.ch/en/

Administration

Zurich

Name
Prof. Jiří Dvořák, MD

Title
Director / Head of FMCE

Email
jiri.dvorak@f-marc.com

Phone number:
+41 44 385 74 15

Mobile number
+41 79 597 76 27

Postal address
Schulthess Clinic, Lengghalde 2, CH – 8008 Zurich

Name
Prof. Astrid Junge

Title
Head of F-MARC Research

Email
astrid.junge@f-marc.com

Phone number:
+41 44 385 75 85

Mobile number

Postal address
Schulthess Clinic, Lengghalde 2, CH – 8008 Zurich

Name
Dr Nina Feddermann-Demont, MD

Title
Head of Swiss Concussion Centre

Email
nina.feddermann@swissconcussion.com

Phone number:
+41 44 385 72 00

Mobile number
+41 78 693 61 78

Postal address
Schulthess Clinic, Lengghalde 2, CH – 8008 Zurich

Name
Dr Mario Bizzini, PT

Title
Research Associate
F-MARC member, “FIFA 11+”

Email
mario.bizzini@f-marc.com

Phone number:
+41 44 385 75 85

Mobile number
+41 79 679 02 06

Postal address
Schulthess Clinic, Lengghalde 2, CH – 8008 Zurich

Scientific

Contribution

Top publications

Kramer EB, Dvorak J, Schmied C, Meyer T. F-MARC: promoting the prevention and management of sudden cardiac arrest in football. Br J Sports Med 2015;49(9):597-598.

Bizzini M, Dvorak J. FIFA 11+: an effective programme to prevent football injuries in various player groups worldwide—a narrative review. Br J Sports Med 2015;49(9):577-579.

Silvers-Granelli H, Mandelbaum B, Adeniji O, Insler S, Bizzini M, Pohlig R, Junge A, Snyder-Mackler L, Dvorak J. Efficacy of the FIFA 11+ Injury Prevention Program in the Collegiate Male Soccer Player. Am J Sports Med. 2015; 43(11):2628-37.

Rössler R, Donath, L, Verhagen E, Junge A, Schweizer T, Faude O. Exercise-based injury prevention in child and adolescent sport: A meta-analytic review. Sport Medicine 2014;44(12):1733-48.

Bangsbo J, Junge A, Dvorak J, Krustrup P. Executive summary: Football for health – prevention and treatment of non-communicable diseases across the lifespan through football. Scand J Med Sci Sports 2014; 24 Suppl 1:147-50.

Feddermann-Demont N, Straumann D, Dvorak J. Return to play management after concussion in football: recommendations for team physicians. Journal of Sports Sciences 2014;32(13):1217-28.

Dvorak J, Baume N, Botré F, et al. Time for change: a roadmap to guide the implementation of the World Anti-Doping Code 2015. Br J Sports Med 2014;48(10):801-6.

Junge A, Dvorak J. Injury Surveillance in World Football Tournaments 1998 – 2012. Br J Sports Med 2013;47:782-788.

McCrory P, Meeuwisse WH, Aubry M, Cantu B, Dvorak J, et al. Consensus Statement on Concussion in Sport: The 4th International Conference on Concussion in Sport Held in Zurich, November 2012. J Sci Med Sport 2013;16(3):178-89; Phys Ther Sport 2013;14(2):e1-e13; J Athl Train 2013;48(4):554-75; Clin J Sport Med 2013;23(2):89-117; PM R 2013;5(4):255-79; J Am Coll Surg 2013;216(5):e55-71; Br J Sports Med 47(5): 250-258.

Dvorak J, Fuller CW, Junge A. Planning and implementing a nationwide football based health-education programme. Br J Sports Med 2012;46(1):6-10.

Fuller CW, Junge A, Dvorak J. Risk management: FIFA’s approach for protecting the health of football players. Br J Sports Med 2012;46(1):11-17.

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