On 29 April 2009, Dr Michel D’Hooghe together with Prof. Jiri Dvorak, officially inaugurated the Orthopaedic Clinic Munich-Harlaching in Munich as a FIFA Medical Centre of Excellence. The clinic led by Prof. Michael Mayer is one of the biggest centres in Europe specialising in the treatment of musculoskeletal diseases and injuries.

It consists of several sub-specialised surgical centres as well as sports orthopaedics and traumatology. “All our centres have long-standing experience in the treatment of high-level athletes and the respective medical services”, says Prof. Mayer. “Investment in state-of-the-art medical equipment such as modern diagnostic imaging facilities as well as medical analyses ensure the best possible medical treatment for all our patients.” A large outpatient centre has all the necessary facilities and specialists to rehabilitate injured players.

Expert physicians are available 24 hours a day to perform on-the-spot emergency treatment and surgery. There is a 'fast-track' appointment system for professional and high-level athletes. In co-operation with the Department for Sports and Preventive Medicine of the Technical University Munich and the Department for Applied Biomechanics, medical performance tests can be offered to footballers of all types. The centre is accredited and will be inaugurated within the coming months.

Your contact at the FIFA Medical Centre of Excellence in Munich: 

Prof. H. Michael Mayer, M. D., Ph. D.
Head and Medical Director
Harlachinger Straße 51
81547 München

Tel.:  089 6211-2011
Fax.: 089 6211-2012