Our areas of expertise in orthopaedics
Shoulder & elbow
PD Dr. Karl Wieser and his team ensure first-class diagnosis and treatment of all shoulder and elbow problems in patients of all ages, and are especially attuned to the needs of both recreational and elite athletes. You will benefit from the latest approaches to diagnosis and treatment, which the Balgrist University Hospital is constantly developing through its own scientific research and clinical studies.
The spine is a key component of the human body and the University Spine Centre in Zurich is correspondingly important. We offer our patients the full range of spine medicine. Our goal is to provide optimal treatment and find the best possible therapeutic approach for you.
The knee is the largest joint in the human body. Disease or injury to this joint can severely restrict mobility. Dr Sandro Fucentese and his team will find the best form of treatment for you, using the very latest surgical techniques, including minimally invasive surgery, computer-assisted navigation, and arthroscopy.
Hip & pelvis
The second largest joint in the human body is of key importance for pain-free unrestricted movement in everyday activities and sports. Dr Patrick Zingg and his team are highly experienced orthopaedic surgeons, who are there at your side if you need treatment or surgery of the hip and pelvis.
Prof. Ladislav Nagy and his team cover the whole spectrum of hand and peripheral nerve surgery – whatever the problem, its cause, or the complexity of treatment.
As a patient of Balgrist University Hospital, you can benefit from the whole range of the foot and ankle surgery. Dr Stephan Wirth and his team specialize in diseases and injuries of the foot and ankle. These include sporting injuries and the complications that may follow. Thanks to intensive research work, surgical techniques are constantly being developed, and their success reflected by the continuing improvement in results.
Further areas of expertise
Nothing but the very best for the very young: working together with the Zurich University Children’s Hospital, Prof. Thomas Dreher and his team run a highly specialized pediatric orthopaedic unit offering treatment for all orthopaedic problems and injuries of the musculoskeletal system during the formative years.
Dr Thomas Böni and his team offer individually tailored care for amputations, stumps, and diabetic foot surgery, combined with a wound management clinic and medical podiatrists.
Dr Daniel Müller and his team carry out the diagnostic work-up, treatment, and care of patients with bone or soft-tissue tumors. For this purpose, our specialists work together closely.
Prevention and sports medicine
Exercise is the best medicine. Prof. Johannes Scherr and his team unite medical practice, physiotherapy, rehabilitation, training assessment and counselling, and a fitness center, all under the roof at the University Center for Prevention and Sports Medicine.