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Schulthess Klinik has been supported by the non-profit Wilhelm Schulthess Foundation since 1935. People, their mobility and quality of life are at the heart of our day-to-day work. We devote all our energy to providing our patients with the best possible care and ensuring their quick recovery. We are also helping to make treatments better and safer with our long-standing tradition of research.

For more than 100 years, Schulthess Klinik has been on hand to support people with injuries and diseases of the musculoskeletal system. In addition, the Klinik trains medical students, doctors and medical staff in line with the latest standards.

Our research activities continually produce new findings for treating orthopaedic patients. The department’s research teams work closely with physicians at the clinic. Our patients benefit from the resulting exchange of scientific information, which is incorporated into everyday clinical practice at our facility. We also share our knowledge with colleagues in Switzerland and abroad through our publications, teaching activities and partnerships, as our goal is to continually expand the possibilities offered by orthopaedic medicine, ensuring that patient care keeps getting better and better.

Your donation means you are directly promoting further scientific training, research and development in orthopaedics. The latest scientific findings directly benefit our patients and many others around the world.

Find out more about our current projects and news
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Teaching, Research and Development department:

Read more about New Textbook for Hand Surgery
Buch Hand Surgery Stephan Schindele

New Textbook for Hand Surgery

Dr. med. Stephan Schindele, our Co-Head of Hand Surgery, has published a new textbook entitled «Arthroplasty in Hand Surgery», which he co-authored with the renowned hand surgeons Dr. Grey Giddins from the UK and Dr. Philippe Bellemère from France. The book provides comprehensive descriptions of surgical procedures on the hand and finger joints using prostheses.

Read more about New Textbook for Hand Surgery

Would you also like to help sick people or support Schulthess Klinik’s research activities? Then we would be grateful for a one-off or regular donation, a gift or a legacy. Every single donation makes a difference! Regular donations also increase planning security for long-term research projects.

The Wilhelm Schulthess Foundation donations account is:

Postal account: 80-1295-6
IBAN CH93 0900 0000 8000 1295 6

The Wilhelm Schulthess Foundation
Lengghalde 2
CH-8008 Zurich

Please enter “Research” as the purpose in the transfer details if you want your donation to benefit science. If you would like to make a specific donation to the foundation, then you can indicate the purpose as “Foundation”.

Donation receipt

Donations to our foundation are tax deductible. Every donation is automatically confirmed with a written donation receipt, provided that our foundation has your address or your address has been sent correctly by the referring bank (please indicate on the transfer). If you do not receive a notification from us, please send us your correct address so we can send you the donation receipt immediately.

Our sponsors

A large number of private and institutional donors support the work of our foundation with significant contributions and fantastic dedication. Thanks to you, we can push ahead with numerous projects that help patients and medical development.

Our sponsor partners:


  • Arthrex Medizinische Instrumente GmbH
  • Smith & Nephew
  • Gebrüder Martin GmbH & Co. KG
  • KeriMedical

Organisations and foundations

  • Eurospinethe Spine Society of Europe
  • Hospital Universitari Vall d’Hebron
  • Schweizerischer Nationalfonds SNF
  • Swiss Orthopaedics
  • AO Research Institute
  • SEFRI (Secrétariat d’Etat à la Formation, à la Recherche et à l’innovation)
  • Mäxi Stiftung
  • Baugarten Stiftung

Alumni and private donors

A special thank you to our numerous private donors.

Contact us

Do you have any questions about our donations, other topics relating to the Wilhelm Schulthess Foundation or a particular funding desire? We are looking forward to hearing from you.