19 September 2014
Perform Birmingham have added to their prominent sports medicine team with the recruitment of top global hernia surgeon Dr Ulrike Muschaweck.
World-renowned for her minimal repair technique, Dr Muschaweck hosted her first surgery at Perform Birmingham in Spire Little Aston Hospital in August and has several top-flight footballers already lined up for treatment.
Dr Muschaweck’s technique is particularly popular for elite athletes as it allows a return to training within as little as 48 hours. Traditional practices come with a five to six-week recovery period; time the top professional clubs simply don’t have to waste.
Previous patients at Dr Muschaweck’s base in Munich include England football star Michael Owen. Thanks to the her new UK surgery at Spire Little Aston Hospital, sports stars with hip and groin related injuries need now only travel to the Midlands for their treatment.
Dr Muschaweck joins an established specialist hip and groin team working at Perform Birmingham: including West Bromwich Albion’s performance director, Dr Mark Gillett; Mr Callum McBryde, consultant orthopaedic hip surgeon; and the Baggies’ lead physiotherapist Steve Wright.
Speaking at an educational evening hosted by Perform Birmingham for industry professionals, Dr Muschaweck commented:
“I am very excited to be joining Perform Birmingham; my new colleagues and the fantastic facilities there will enable me to offer a service of the highest level to my patients.
“My key priorities are to provide a rapid treatment solution to those suffering from hernia-related injuries and a UK base is a convenient option for my clients playing professionally in this country.”
Dr Mark Gillett, Medicine and Exercise Consultant at Perform Birmingham, added:
“We’re absolutely delighted to welcome Dr Muschaweck to our specialist hip and groin team at Perform Birmingham. Her minimal repair technique has huge appeal to professional clubs as it promotes a safe, but speedy recovery for their players.
“She brings an immense wealth of experience and enables us to offer a unique service, available at no other UK facility, right here at Spire Little Aston Hospital.”