For more than 30 years, Freddie H. Fu, MD has been pioneering surgical procedures for athletic-related injuries. His prolific knee surgery expertise led Zlatan Ibrahimović to travel to Pittsburgh for treatment after sustaining an ACL injury during a match. Dr. Fu and the team at UPMC Sports Medicine treated Ibrahimović for what could have been a career-ending injury and helped him return to the pitch stronger than ever.

Utilizing previously recorded footage of Ibrahimović, we worked with Dr. Fu and his team to learn about their approach to his treatment. Through the process, we discovered that treating an international superstar, really boils down to the same techniques and procedures that Dr. Fu’s team utilizes in caring for their patients every day.