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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.


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.


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.

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.


Hand Surgery Congress with a difference: FESSH-ON(line)-Week 2020


In light of the current situation, this year’s Federation of European Societies for Surgery of the Hand Congress was held online this autumn: with over 1,100 participants coming together from 61 countries. The highlight were the live operations, which were broadcastlive online.


«2019 JHSE Editors’ Award» for our hand surgery study on trapeziometacarpal osteoarthritis

Our hand surgery study on trapeziometacarpal osteoarthritis received the «2019 JHSE Editors’ Award». The award was presented by the «Journal of Hand Surgery (European Volume)». The winning study deals with the question what level of pain and limitation of hand function is it best to operate on patients with trapeziometacarpal osteoarthritis in order to get the best possible result.

Handchirurgie- und Forschungsteam

300th CapFlex prosthesis at the Schulthess Klinik - for pain-free finger joints

On 30.01.2020, Dr. med. Daniel Herren, Head of Hand Surgery, implanted the 300th CapFlex prosthesis into a patient here at our clinic. The artificial finger joint was developed at the Schulthess Klinik and has been used over 1000 times worldwide.

Greatest Future Clinical Application Award Preisübergabe an Dr. Lea Estermann

Fascinating presentations and Greatest Future Clinical Application Award at the SGH/SGHR Hand Surgery Congress

Our team from Hand Surgery and Research came out victorious for another year at the national SGH/SGHR Hand Surgery Congress in Interlaken. Our former Assistant Physician Dr. Lea Estermann was presented with the Greatest Future Clinical Application Award for a joint study with our Hand Surgery team.

Preisübergabe Innovationspreis Dr. Herren

Innovation Prize for Dr. med. Daniel Herren

This year’s allianz q Innovation Prize was awarded to Dr. med. Daniel Herren for his efforts in promoting validated measurements of medical benefit in patients.