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Isoforce hand splint outrigger launches internationally

The Isoforce outrigger was launched internationally on 11 June. This outrigger for hand splints was developed in partnership between Schulthess Klinik and ETH Zurich for use in ergotherapy.


Schulthess Klinik heavily involved in the 2021 European hand surgery congress

Schulthess Klinik featured in numerous talks and presentations at this year’s FESSH-ON(line)-Week, the European congress for hand surgeons. Over 1,200 participants from all over the world tuned in to watch the talks and share ideas.

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Symptoms following back surgery – how many residual complaints can I live with?

Most operations improve the symptoms of patients with adult curvature of the spine, but do not eliminate them completely. How much residual pain is the patient happy to live with after back surgery? What constitutes a good post-surgical result when treating spinal deformities in adults? Our research looked into these questions.


CapFlex finger joint prosthesis now in use in Australia

Developed at Schulthess Klinik, the CapFlex prosthesis is now also approved for use in Australia and is available to hand surgeons across the country. The prosthesis can be used to treat conditions such as severe osteoarthritis of the interphalangeal joint.

Urkunde JHSE Editors’ Award

JHSE Editors' Award goes to a study of our hand surgery for the second time in a row

A study of our hand surgery has won the 2020 JHSE Editors' Award. This prestigious prize is conferred by the Journal of Hand Surgery (European Volume) and went to our team for the second time in a row.

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What effect do concomitant diseases have on the outcome of prosthetic hip surgery?

One year after their hip operation, most patients are satisfied with the result, with many even declaring that they are very satisfied. Patients with concomitant diseases can still expect a similar improvement in terms of hip function. However, this group of patients has a somewhat increased risk of complications. This was the conclusion reached by our research team, which investigated the connection between comorbidities, the risk of complications and the patient’s perceptions of osteoarthritis-related hip surgery.

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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.


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.