Schulthess Clinic in Zurich is one of the leading orthopaedic clinics in Europe with more than 13 000 surgical interventions per year and 40 interventions performed every day. As an orthopaedic centre of excellence it concentrates on the more demanding treatment of the musculoskeletal system. The clinic strongly relies on a multidisciplinary approach of the teams grouped in the different medical specialties, as there are: an orthopaedic department with clinics specialised on the upper and lower extremities, hand and children respectively, the spine centre including spine surgery, neurosurgery and neurology, the centre for foot surgery, the department of rheumatology and a pain clinic as well as the department of sports medicine.

Sports medicine at Schulthess Clinic focuses on performance assessment with the respective consultation on and planning of training strategies. In orthopaedics, the prevention of complications, a short rehabilitation period and adequate pain treatment are combined with an integrated conservative, non-surgical approach as an alternative always to be considered. At the Schulthess Clinic, top-level medical care is seen as a precondition for top-level sports. The clinic is not only home to the FIFA Medical Centre of Excellence, but also to the FIFA Medical Assessment and Research Centre F-MARC and the Swiss Olympic Medical Centre.

"The success of any treatment after injury due to trauma or overuse depends on a meticulously planned programme", says Prof. J. Dvorak, Chairman of FIFA Medical Assessment and Research Centre (F-MARC) and FIFA Chief Medical Officer. "Consequently, sports medicine and rehabilitation go hand in hand at Schulthess Clinic. While a player, whether he is playing just for fun or on a professional level, tends to focus on his early return to training, the football physician determines the right point in time according to the proven success of the rehabilitation process." Prof. Dvorak coordinates the treatment of football players for more than 13 years now.

With only a 30 minutes drive away from Zurich airport, the Schulthess Clinic is ideally situated for the treatment of domestic and foreign football players as it. Players who want to be treated in their home country can ask for the a specialist team of the centre to be send for their treatment at the spot.

Your contact at the FIFA Medical Centre of Excellence at Schulthess Clinic is:

Professor Jiri Dvorak, MD
Schulthess clinic
Lengghalde 2
8008 Zurich, Switzerland
Tel +41 44 385 7445

jiri.dvorak@kws.ch
http://www.schulthess-klinik.ch/