PD Dr. Dr. Björn Zörner
Spinal cord injuries of every description
We treat patients with injuries of the spinal cord whatever the cause, that is to say, impaired spinal cord function due to trauma, autoimmune inflammatory disorders, degenerative diseases, vascular problems, or cancer.
Each of our patients with a spinal cord injury has a designated medical contact person, who has access to the entire diagnostic and therapeutic infrastructure of the hospital.
Early recognition and prevention
We offer our patients regular follow-up. We want to recognise the problems that arise on returning to familiar surroundings and tackle them promptly, taking not only the medical aspects into account but also psychosocial and occupational considerations. We also determine whether any aids or appliances need to be modified, and whether additional therapeutic measures are required.
The neurological and urological situation, spasticity, pain, and the condition of the skin are all part of our routine assessments. Thanks to the many disciplines working together within Balgrist University Hospital, as well as close networking with other specialist facilities, we are able to investigate and treat even the most complex problems.
Close cooperation with referring doctors
Close cooperation with the referring doctors Communication with general practitioners, other referring doctors, and domiciliary nursing services is important to us. Working closely together, we can pick up any complications at an early stage and treat them promptly. This approach improves the patient’s quality of life and, at the same time, saves on additional treatment costs.