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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.

Röntgenbilder, vor und nach bewegungserhaltender Skoliose-Operation

Scoliosis surgery that preserves mobility

In early March, two scoliosis operations were performed at the Schulthess Klinik based on a new procedure – one that had never been used before in Switzerland – that is designed to preserve mobility. Unlike operations involving fusion, this approach makes it possible to maintain more flexibility in the spine.

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Schulthess Klinik Annual Report: All-round expertise for healthy movement and exercise

In 2019, Schulthess Klinik took care of 7,798 inpatients, performed 9,364 surgical procedures and conducted 121,253 outpatient consultations. Each of these figures was made possible by a broad range of expertise and services – and above all, the people who provide them. The Schulthess Klinik Annual Report offers a detailed overview of the clinic’s various specialist departments and their accomplishments in 2019.

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.

Prof. Norbert Gschwend

Visionary orthopaedic surgeon, Professor Norbert Gschwend, dies at the age of 95

Professor Norbert Gschwend died in the evening of Sunday, 22 March 2020 at the age of 95. With his pioneering spirit, Norbert Gschwend not only had a formative influence on orthopaedic surgery, but also on the history of Schulthess Klinik. In him, we have lost a great physician, a sponsor, our patron, and a friend.

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