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Dezsö Jeszenszky awarded title of professor

On 8 September 2020, the University of Debrecen in Hungary awarded Dezsö Jeszenszky the title of professor at a formal ceremony. We would like to congratulate Prof. Dezsö Jeszenszky on this milestone and we are delighted to have a spine surgeon on board who has worked tirelessly on behalf of patients for many years.

 

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. 

 

«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.

 
Muskelkraftmessung im Human Performance Lab der Schulthess Klinik

Do hip disorders have a different impact on the muscular system in men and women?

Joint diseases often affect the surrounding muscles and hip disorders such as osteoarthritis of the hip and femoroacetabular impingement syndrome are no exception. Yet is there difference in the way these diseases impact on the muscular systems of men and women? This is the question that the research team from our Human Performance Lab and Hip Surgery department have been investigating. The team has published two studies on the subject.

 
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.

 
Rücken einer Frau

Schulthess Klinik, Balgrist and University Hospital Zurich are conducting research together

Treatment of the common condition lumbar stenosis (narrowing of the spinal canal in the lumbar region) needs to be handled better. With this aim in mind, Schulthess Klinik, Balgrist University Hospital and University Hospital Zurich have been conducting joint research for nine years now. The results from over 850 patients have appeared in over 20 studies up to the present day, with the aim of providing patients affected with optimal, knowledge-based and individual treatment.

 
Dr. med. Dezsö J. Jeszenszky

Tireless commitment to patients

Our celebrations to mark the formal acceptance of the postdoctoral thesis of PD Dr. med. Dezsö J. Jeszenszky, our long-serving Head of Spine Surgery, Orthopaedics and Neurosurgery, highlighted his tireless commitment to keep on improving patient treatment. His postdoctoral thesis entitled «New surgical procedures in the treatment of paediatric spinal column diseases» outlines just what he has achieved over the years in the treatment of children with scoliosis and other diseases of the spinal column