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Illustration Rotatorenmanschetttenruptur: Fertig fixierte Sehne mittels Fadenankersystem

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. 

Ellbogen einer Tennisspielerin

Tennis elbow is not the same as tennis elbow

Tennis elbow is one of the most common elbow conditions and is usually caused by overuse. Fortunately, treatment very rarely requires surgery. It is, however, a different matter if the affected tendon has torn and is causing chronic tennis elbow symptoms. In these cases, which tend to be rare, tendon reconstruction may provide long-awaited relief.

Mann Tasche über Schulter, sinnbildlich für die Schulterchirurgie der Schulthess Klinik

Surgical technique for improved healing of tendons in rotator cuff tears (shoulder tendon tears)

Shoulder tendon tears do not always have to be operated on. If an operation is required, innovative approaches are required so the repaired tendon does not re-rupture. A publication by our Shoulder and Elbow Surgery Department is concerned with precisely this subject.

MEM-Preis best paper für Dr. med. Glanzmann

Shoulder and Elbow Surgery Department wins the Maurice E. Müller Prize

At this year’s annual conference of the Swiss Society of Orthopaedics and Traumatology (SGOT), Dr Michael C. Glanzmann and Cécile Grobet, representing the entire authorship (Prof. Dr. Klaus Eichler, Flurina Meier, Dominik Rickenbacher, Dr Beatrice Brunner and Prof. Dr. Laurent Audigé), won the Maurice E. Müller Prize for the best clinical paper.

Schulthess Klinik

Approval of the application submitted to the Swiss National Science Foundation for a nationwide assessment of patients with a shoulder tendon tear

Prof. Dr. Laurent Audigé, leader of the Upper Extremities and Hand Surgery Research Group at the Schulthess Klinik, has submitted and received approval for an application to the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF), in collaboration with the Orthopaedics and Traumatology Department (co-applicant PD Dr. Andreas Müller), the Psychosomatics Department and the Basel Institute for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics of the University Hospital Basel, as well as the Swiss Patient Safety Foundation. The safety and efficacy of shoulder tendon tear surgery and the prognosis of treatment results are being investigated in almost 1,000 patients at several hospitals and practices across Switzerland and Germany. The second highest quality level was awarded by the SNSF. The project will now be funded for four years.