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Coronavirus Information

Information on the coronavirus

Visiting ban: Thank you for understanding that visiting patients at Schulthess Klinik is currently prohibited. Special rules apply with regard to children who have had surgery at our clinic.

 

 
 
Illustration Hüftprothese

When tissue ossifies around the hip prosthesis

Ossifications of muscles, tendons or connective tissue sometimes occur around a newly implanted hip prosthesis. The reasons for these changes are generally unclear. Our research team has investigated the influence of these ossifications on patients' perception and satisfaction.

 
 
KeriFlex-Fingergelenksprothese

World’s first implant of a KeriFlex finger joint prosthesis

On 19 January, the world’s first implant of a KeriFlex finger prosthesis was performed at Schulthess Klinik. Dr. med. Daniel Herren MHA, our Head of Hand Surgery, assisted with the development of this prosthesis for patients experiencing painful deterioration of their proximal interphalangeal and metacarpophalangeal joints as the result of accident or illness.

 
 
PD Dr. med. Hannes A. Rüdiger

Professor title for Hannes Rüdiger

On 6 January 2021, our Co-Head of Hip Surgery, Hannes Rüdiger, was appointed as an adjunct professor at the University of Zurich. This title serves as recognition of his achievements in both science and teaching over the last few years.

 
 

CapFlex: Results published five years after the interphalangeal joint prosthesis

Our hand surgeons use the CapFlex prosthesis developed at our clinic to treat many cases of osteoarthritis in the interphalangeal joints. After over ten years of working with the implant and more than 330 CapFlex prostheses implanted at the Schulthess Klinik, we have now published the initial findings in a renowned international journal, five years after surgery.

 
 

33 years of the Spine Unit for an overall view of the spine

The Schulthess Klinik Spine Unit is celebrating its 33rd anniversary this year. Multidisciplinary care for spinal column patients has always been the focus here.

 
 

CYBATHLON 2020: Medical Checks around the world to ensure safety and fair starting conditions

As part of our comprehensive commitment, we support CYBATHLON 2020 as a medical partner in particular. Our Medical Team is examining 57 pilots from 21 countries, domiciled in time zones around the world, most of them in collaboration with a specialist on the ground via a remote examination. The medical checks ensure the safety of the pilots and guarantee fair starting conditions.

 
 
Dr. med. Daniel Herren

Dr Daniel Herren is Secretary General of the Federation of European Societies for Surgery of the Hand (FESSH)

Our Head of Hand Surgery, Dr Daniel Herren, took office as FESSH Secretary General in September.FESSH promotes cooperation among hand surgeons in Europe in particular.

 
 

Dezsö Jeszenszky awarded title of professor

On 8 September 2020, the University of Debrecen in Hungary awarded Dezsö Jeszenszky the title of professor at a formal ceremony. We would like to congratulate Prof. Dezsö Jeszenszky on this milestone and we are delighted to have a spine surgeon on board who has worked tirelessly on behalf of patients for many years.

 
 

Does rotator cuff (shoulder tendon tear) repair make economic sense?

From a health perspective, the repair of a torn rotator cuff (should tendon) can be beneficial to many patients. But does the surgical procedure also make economic sense? Our team of researchers and doctors joined forces with the Winterthur Institute of Health Economics and 16 major Swiss insurance providers to investigate this very question, using a cost-utility analysis of arthroscopic rotator cuff repair.