Column: Conciliations are not a bagatelle
There are many medical topics - and these are connected in terms of content. They are therefore concentrated in the new medical center of the DFB campus. The goal is optimal medical and physiotherapeutic care under football-specific conditions. We get the health of our national player ( ANM.: The male form comprises all genders ) or help you to regain you.
This enables our cooperation with more than 100 networked doctors and physiotherapists and the medical teams of the Bundesliga clubs and an established cooperation with the University Hospital Frankfurt. The medical field combines disciplines such as orthopedics, general medicine or neurology and many other topics such as stress and stress control. All medical measures are best scientifically secured, so innovation from current research results is made possible.
Look beyond the box
Together with universities, we conduct research projects whose results benefit directly the national players. At the same time, we share the findings in continuing education and training of the DFB Academy with the football community. As the largest event, we offer continuing education football medicine twice a year, which national and international experts will refer to the state of their field. At views of the box, we attach great importance. As a speaker, for example, Ian Beasley, many years of team doctor of the English national team, or James C. Brown, rugby expert from South Africa were. Through our new online campus Football Medicine and the academies, knowledge exchange is also in modern form.
The medical Commission offers support with its members from the professional club football, DFB national teams and science. Together with representatives of the DFL, overarching topics such as the handling of injuries or corona management are formulated in terms of interdisciplinary topics such as the handling of injuries or corona management and formulates appropriate recommendations.
Important findings in head injuries
On the subject of head injuries z. For example, new findings have been made in recent years: those who play with a brain shake risk risks the brain function. In addition, there are indications that there are further injuries at the earlier return on the square because the football-specific coordination can be restricted. In order to prevent two popular misunderstandings: it happens that a concussion is diagnosed only delayed.
Nevertheless, the use of the player was not necessarily the use of the player. Because not every concussion can be determined immediately. If no indications are available, you can not replace any player without justified suspicion. And: a place wound at the head is not an indicator of a concussion. The fact that bleeding players continue to play with the right association can be medically harmless.
Individual recommendations for prevention
Especially in women s and junior football, we and the coaches attach great importance to a reduction of injuries of the front cruciate tape. Due to the many factors that can contribute to this injury, medical and physiotherapeutic investigations are supplemented by biomechanical tests as part of the Performance Days. Thus, the individual risk of injury can be better estimated. On the basis of diagnostics, individual recommendations must be given for prevention and implemented by the players.
Corona danger in football
Corona has also made football against big challenges. Not all goods to be edited with scientific means. Especially as football matches temporarily prohibited or only allowed in particular. To the question of the risk of contagion in the square, we have never held two studies published, with very similar to interpreting results: the football training and game itself does not have any significant risk of infectivity.
But together before, but afterwards. These findings have reflected themselves in hygiene concepts and corona regulations of German football. Brainshes, cruciate tape cracks and corona: sample topics showing how the medical center of the DFB Academy acts as an innovation, network and replacement platform. We want to develop football as a whole, making him even healthier. Because it is clear: only healthy players can bring performance.
Tim Meyer (53) is Professor of Sports and Preventive Medicine at the University of Saarland. He is chairman of the medical commissions of the DFB and the UEFA and since 2001 team doctor of the A national team of men.
Thomas Hauser (38) is Head of the Medical Center at the DFB campus as well as a member of the Medical Commission. Urely a month, experts and experts of the DFB Academy in the football medicine write about the diverse academic topics such as coaching, technical school, tactics, manager certificate, nutrition, neurocentred training or artificial intelligence. It s about development and progress in football - in short: Academy Inside.