Together for Good Health on the Football Field
The new Bundesliga season, Germany’s national soccer league, marks the start of a three-year partnership between Siemens Healthineers and world-famous champions, FC Bayern Munich. Beginning on July 1, 2017, Siemens Healthineers will be an official partner of the winning German team, serving as its official medical solutions partner. As part of the partnership, Siemens Healthineers will equip the team’s Munich-based training area and Allianz Arena stadium with cutting-edge ultrasound and X-ray systems, ultimately helping both to protect licensed players through medical checkups and to support post-injury recovery.
“FC Bayern Munich relies on our know-how to look after its players’ health”
“We already have long-standing cooperation in place with the medical department of FC Bayern Munich in the area of medical technology,” says Bernd Montag, PhD, CEO of Siemens Healthineers. “The official partnership contract now seals this close collaboration. FC Bayern is one of the leading soccer clubs worldwide and is one of the few clubs that stand for consistently excellent performance at the highest international level. Their impressive teamwork is rooted in seamless interaction between top-class individual players. In much the same way, we at Siemens Healthineers – with our global team of experts – live the passion for medical technology day after day and aim to deliver top performance for healthcare providers around the globe. That’s why we are more than happy that FC Bayern Munich relies on our know-how to look after its players’ health, and that it will make exclusive use of our medical systems and services from now on.”
“The good health of our licensed players is one of the cornerstones of our success”
“The good health of our licensed players is one of the cornerstones of our success,” says Andreas Jung, board member of FC Bayern München AG. “That’s why we are happy to enter into partnership with Siemens Healthineers, the global leader in medical imaging. With their innovative technology, Siemens Healthineers will provide strong support for the excellent work of our medical department when it comes to examining and treating our players.”
Siemens Healthineers will equip the medical department of FC Bayern Munich with a number of different imaging systems: From the training grounds at Säbener Strasse in Munich and the Allianz Arena stadium to the team doctor’s practice; at the new FC Bayern Munich youth academy in Munich (district Froettmaning) and even worldwide using mobile applications when the team are playing away.
The team physician, Volker Braun, MD – a specialist in orthopedics and trauma surgery, sports, and emergency medicine, as well as chiropractic and manual therapy – expects that the new systems will enable him to perform highly precise diagnostic investigations of the entire musculoskeletal system. “All these medical devices offer us excellent image quality in everyday use,” says Braun. “As a mobile unit, the Acuson P500 ultrasound system can also be used almost anywhere, whether in the Allianz Arena stadium during a game, or in a training camp abroad.”
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