Dr. Mia Hagen, UW Athletics team physician, and staff at the UW Sports Medicine Center at Husky Stadium were recently profiled in the University of Washington Magazine.
In the fall of 2020, UW volleyball setter Ella May Powell tore her menisucus in practice requiring season-ending surgery performed by Dr. Hagen.
Ella's journey from injury through recovery with the help of our sports medicine experts is detailed in the article. The coordinated efforts of UW Sports Medicine Center staff, from athletic trainers to team physicians and surgeons, enabled Ella to to not only return for her senior season to compete in the 2022 NCAA tournament but also ensured potential future success playing professional volleyball in Europe.
UW Medicine’s sports medicine team serves people of all ages and abilities at several locations around Seattle, indluding the Sports Medicine Center at Husky Stadium. In addition to treating UW athletes the center and its staff also serve tens of thousands of members of the community every year. Dr. John O'Kane, UW Athletics medical director and head team physician, refers to the center as "a triple threat of clinicians: those who serve patients, teach at the UW School of Medicine, and do research to keep athletes safe and healthy—now, and far beyond any amateur or professional career they may have."
Read the full UW Magazine article here to learn more details of Ella's recovery, the coordianted efforts of UW Sports Medicine Center at Husky Stadium staff, and the strong relationship between UW Medicine and UW Athletics.