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Knee surgery

The knee joint is the largest joint in the human body. Its complex anatomy means that it is very susceptible to injury and disease.

We know all the latest surgical techniques and will find the best form of treatment for you. Dr Sandro Fucentese and his team perform arthroscopy, minimally invasive surgery, computer-assisted navigation, and personalised patient-specific interventions.

Accidents and sporting injuries

The knee joint is an extremely complex joint that is subjected to multiple stresses and strains. For this reason, injuries from accidents and sporting injuries are common.

Our expertise

  • Meniscus and cruciate ligament injuries
  • Lateral ligament injuries
  • Cartilage injuries
  • Complicated and combined injuries of ligaments, menisci, and cartilage

Diseases and chronic conditions

When the effects of wear and tear can be seen, and also in cases of malformation, we try to reconstruct the anatomy and preserve the joint whenever possible.

Our expertise

  • Correction of the axes and rotation in the treatment of malalignment and deformities
  • Treatment of arthritis induced by trauma, rheumatoid disease, or simply wear and tear
  • Knee joint replacement surgery (artificial knee): from partial prostheses to complex total joint prostheses
  • Revision surgery for problems with knee prostheses

Appointments

We are happy to arrange appointments for Wednesday and Thursday.

+41 44 386 12 83
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You can reach us as follows:
Monday - Friday
8.30 a.m. - 12.00 noon
1.00 p.m. - 5.00 p.m.

Animated knee videos

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Rupture of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL tear)

Together with the posterior cruciate and lateral ligaments, the anterior cruciate ligament (or ACL, as it is known) stabilises the knee joint. In this way, it protects structures such as cartilage and menisci inside the joint. ACL tears are usually caused by accidents when skiing, playing football or during similar sporting activities. They are often associated with injuries to the menisci, lateral ligaments, and cartilage. The initial pain and swelling is followed by a feeling of instability.

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Knee joint replacement (artificial knee; prosthesis)

Various diseases and injuries may lead to typical wear and tear of the surfaces of the knee joint. The result is increasing pain and restricted mobility. If all possible conservative treatment has been tried, an artificial knee joint has to be considered. If the entire joint is affected, as you can see in the video, the only remaining option is often a total knee joint replacement, which is also called a total prosthesis or total knee implant.

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Osteoarthritis of the knee with malalignment of the leg axis

During a person’s lifetime, changes in the leg axis may occur from natural causes or due to disease or injury. Malalignment of the leg axis may lead to osteoarthritis of the inner or outer side of the knee joint – often with resultant pain in the damaged area. This video shows you how the axis can be corrected by a wedge osteotomy when, for example, only the inner side of the knee joint is affected by arthritis.