News Top surgeons visited the Hand Surgery department

In March, Head of Department Dr. Daniel Herren from the Hand Surgery department at the Schulthess Klinik welcomed two specialist international colleagues as guests: Prof. Simon Farnebo from Sweden and Dr. Alex Lluch from Spain. They exchanged information about the latest surgical techniques and provided insights into research.

Head of Department Dr. Daniel Herren was happy about the visit of two friends and fellow hand surgeons in March: Prof. Simon Farnebo from Sweden and Dr. Alex Lluch, Member of the Executive Committee of the Federation of European Societies for Surgery of the Hand (FESSH), from Spain. In the operating theatre, Daniel Herren gave his colleagues tips and tricks on the operations on the thumb carpometacarpal joint with the Touch prosthesis and on the proximal interphalangeal joint with the CapFlex prosthesis. These techniques are the result of many years of research and development that offer patients a better quality of life.

The afternoon at the Schulthess Klinik was equally interesting: Senior Research Associate, Dr. phil. Miriam Marks, provided the two international guests with insights into current hand surgery research. In the end, it was an inspiring day for everyone involved with constructive discussions and new insights. On this basis, the visit has further strengthened the cooperation of our department with top international surgeons.

1,700 procedures per year
The Schulthess Klinik’s Hand Surgery department offers comprehensive treatment of the hand and forearm. The team takes care of over 300 inpatients each year and performs 1,700 individual procedures. 2023 was a successful year for the department. The introduction of the first 3D-printed thumb carpometacarpal joint implant and the winning of the quality prize for hand surgery contributed to its success. These achievements underline the role of the clinic as a leading international hand surgery centre. This is always done with the aim of improving our patients’ quality of life.

v.l.n.r. Dr. Alex Lluch, Dr. Miriam Marks, Prof. Simon Farnebo
f.l.t.r. Dr. Alex Lluch, Dr. Miriam Marks, Prof. Simon Farnebo

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