Zlatan Ibrahimović’s Story | UPMC

Zlatan Ibrahimović e UPMC

Faced with a career-threatening injury, Zlatan Ibrahimović turned to Freddie H. Fu, MD, Volker Musahl, MD, and the experts at UPMC Sports Medicine for treatment. Following surgery and physical therapy, Zlatan was able to return to the game he loves.

Watch Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s story.

Dr. Fu (Chairman of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at UPMC) founded UPMC’s Sports Medicine program in 1986. Under his leadership,  quickly grew to become one of the largest, most comprehensive clinical and research programs of its kind in the world, placing multiple specialists under one roof—including primary care sports medicine physicians, orthopaedic surgeons, physical therapists, athletic trainers, nutritionists, neuropsychologists and others—working together toward preventing and treating a full range of chronic and acute sports-related and non-sports-related injuries and conditions ranging from ankle sprains, to knee ligament tears, to concussions.

Dr. Fu is known worldwide for his pioneering surgical techniques to treat sports-related injuries to the knee and shoulder, and his extensive scientific and clinical research in the biomechanics of such injuries. Because of his reputation, Dr. Fu attracts both athletic and non-athletic patients from all over the globe.

Dr. Musahl is a board-certified knee and shoulder surgeon, and an international leader in the field of sports medicine. He is a professor and chief of the Division of Sports Medicine in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, and Dr. Musahl also serves as co-head team physician for the varsity football program at the University of Pittsburgh.

Whether you play in front of thousands of fans, or in your backyard with friends, the experts at UPMC Sports Medicine can help you keep doing what you do best.

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