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Rare diseases

Together with the University Children’s Hospital Zurich and University Hospital Zurich, Balgrist University Hospital takes care of patients who are affected by a rare disease of the musculoskeletal system. Rare diseases are also referred to internationally as “orphan diseases". Patients with congenital defects in the development of connective tissue and bones (e. g. Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, Marfan syndrome or osteogenesis imperfecta) and metabolic disorders experience considerable restrictions in their daily lives. Although such disorders affect many different organs, they have a particularly detrimental impact on the musculoskeletal system.

Close collaboration

Various specialists (cardiology, rheumatology, endocrinology, orthopedics) work closely together in the area of rare diseases of the skeletal system and connective tissue. Dr. med. Bianca Link, Consultant at the University Children’s Hospital, and orthopedic specialists from Balgrist University Hospital – Dr. med. Madlaina Schöni and KD Dr. med. Thomas Böni – together offer consultation clinics twice a month at Balgrist University Hospital. Affected patients can come and receive advice about conservative (e. g. shoes, splints) and surgical treatment options for the musculoskeletal system.

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+41 44 386 30 95

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Monday to Friday
8.30 a.m. –12 noon
1–5 p.m

 

Our experts

Portrait Madlaina Schöni
Dr. med. Madlaina Schöni
Consultant Orthopedics

 

Portrait Thomas Böni
KD Dr. med. Thomas Böni
Head of Technical Orthopedics