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Prof. Dr. med. Ladislav Nagy

Ladislav Nagy
Clinical position
Chief of Hand Surgery
Team
Specialists Sarcoma Centre
Academic position
Professor, Lecturer of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Zurich
Specialisation

Surgery of the wrist
Surgery of the brachial plexus in children and adults
Surgery of peripheral nerves
Surgical treatment of fractures of the hand

Languages
German, English, French, Italian, Slovakian, Czech, Russian, Hungarian

Academic career

  • 2011 Titular Professor, Faculty of Medicine, University of Zurich
  • Consultation services for plexus surgery in children, Children’s Surgical Hospital, University Hospital/Inselspital, Bern
  • Revision course on investigation of the musculoskeletal system (6th year of studies)
  • Since 2002 Teaching at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Zurich: Course on clinical examination of human musculoskeletal system (1st year of studies), Hand surgery 3 = Injuries to the bones and joints of the hand (3rd year of studies), Orthopaedics 9 = Orthopaedic diseases of the hand (3rd year of studies ), Diagnosis and treatment of the most common orthopaedic conditions affecting the hand and wrist (6th year of studies)
  • 1994 - 2002 Teaching at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Bern: Diagnostic investigations (3rd year of studies), Investigation of the hand (3rd year of studies), Injuries of the hand. Introductory course, block teaching (4th year of studies); Surgical pathology of the hand. Final course, block teaching (5th year of studies): Clinical Skills - Examination of the musculoskeletal system
  • 1982 Studied Medicine, University of Zurich

Postgraduate

  • since July 2004 Chief Department of Hand Surgery, Balgrist University Hospital, Zurich/Switzerland
  • since August 2002 Consultant / Team Leader Department of Hand Surgery, Balgrist University Hospital
  • since August 2002 Visiting consultant for plexus paresis to the Department of Paediatric Surgery at the Inselspital, University of Berne (Head of department: Prof. A. Kaiser, since 2003 Z. Zachariou)
  • January 1998 - July 2002 Affiliated to the Inselspital, Berne January
  • 1995 - July 2002 Deputy Head of Department, Hand Surgery, Inselspital, Berne (Head of Department: Prof. U. Büchler)
  • May 1994 Visiting Physician at the Institut Français de la Main, Paris (A. Gilbert)
  • May - September 1992 Visiting Research Fellow, Biomechanics Laboratory/Surgery of the Hand, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA (K.N. An, W.P. Cooney)
  • April 1991 - December 1994 Consultant in Hand Surgery at the Inselspital, Berne (Head of Department: Prof. U. Büchler)
  • 1992 Specialist in Orthopaedic Surgery (FMH), sub-speciality Hand Surgery
  • June 1990 - March 1991 Speciality Trainee in Hand Surgery at the Inselspital, Berne (Head of Department: Prof. U. Büchler) Orthopedic Surgery Harborview Medical Centre / University of Seattle, WA, USA (S. Hansen, F. Matsen) Orthopedic Surgery and Surgery of the Hand, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA (B. Morrey, R. Cofield)
  • April/May 1990 Visiting Clinician in the: Department of Hand Surgery, University of Syracuse, NY, USA (A. Palmer)
  • July 1988 - April 1990 Locum Consultant, Orthopaedic Surgery at the Cantonal Hospital, Winterthur (Head of Department: Dr B. Isler)
  • July 1987 - June 1988 Speciality Trainee in Orthopaedic Surgery at the Inselspital, Berne (Head of Department: Prof. R. Ganz)
  • October 1986 - June 1987 Speciality Trainee in General Surgery at the Regional Hospital, Chur (Head of Department: Prof. Th. Rüedi)
  • October 1985 - September 1986 Speciality Trainee in Orthopaedic Surgery at the Inselspital, Berne (Head of Department: Prof. R. Ganz)
  • April 1984 - September 1985 Speciality Trainee in General Surgery at the Regional Hospital, Chur, including a rotation to Intensive Care Medicine (Head of Departments: Prof. Th. Rüedi and PD Dr. A. Frutiger)
  • January - March 1984 Scientific Research Assistant at the Maurice E. Müller Institute of Biomechanics, University of Berne (Director: Prof. S. Perren)
  • 1983 Speciality Trainee in General Surgery at the Regional Hospital, Chur (Head of Department: Prof. Th. Rüedi) 

Memberships

  • FMH Swiss Medical Association
  • Member of the Swiss Society of Hospital Doctors (VSAO)
  • Medical Association of Canton Zurich (AGZ)
  • SGH Swiss Society for Hand Surgery
  • Member of the Committee, currently Secretary
  • Working Group on osteosynthesis (AO), AO hand expert group (HAEG)
  • FESSH Federation of the European Societies for the Surgery of the Hand IFSSH International Federation of Societies for the Surgery of the Hand
  • ASSH American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  • IWIW International Wrist Investigator Workshop
  • SICM Società Italiana di Chirurgia della Mano
  • Journal of Hand Surgery (British and European Volume), Editorial board
  • European Journal of Trauma, Editorial board
  • AO Recommended Literature/Orthopedic Trauma Directions, Editorial board
  • Member of Editing Committee

Scientific projects

  • Biomechanics of the wrist/prosthetic wrists
  • Improved operation planning and technology for non-union/corrective osteotomy
  • New therapeutic approach to Erb’s palsy (delivery-induced traumatic plexus paresis)

Publications

  • Reviewer RW1. Nagy L, Büchler U
    Advances in arthrodesis of the hand and wrist.
    Current opinion in Orthopedics 5(IV):51-61, 1994
  • RW2. Büchler U, Nagy L The issue of vascularity in fractures and non-unions of the scaphoid.
    J Hand Surg 20 B: 726-735, 1995
    Impact factor: 0,380
  • RW3. Nagy L
    Die Behandlung der therapieresistenten lateralen Epicondylitis.
    Swiss Surgery 2:76-79, 1997
  • RW4 Zanetti M, Saupe N, Nagy L
    Role of MRI in chronic wrist pain
    European Radiology 17:927-38 (2006)
    Impact factor: 2,364
  • RW5 Jupiter JB, Goldfarb CA, Nagy L, Boyer M
    Posttraumatic reconstruction in the hand
    J Bone Joint Surg 89-A:428-435 (2007)
    Impact factor: 2.138
  • RW6 Jupiter JB, Goldfarb CA, Nagy L, Boyer M
    Posttraumatic reconstruction in the hand
    Instr. Course Lect 56::91-99 (2007)

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