For your mobility and independence
The musculoskeletal system consists of over 200 bones, ligaments, tendons and muscles. They are constantly used in everyday life, so that overburdening and wear and tear can often cause discomfort. A misstep can happen quickly, or a slip on black ice. Bone injuries and torn ligaments are also part of the treatment spectrum of orthopedics.
We perform the operations in our operating rooms, which are state-of-the-art in terms of technology, safety and hygiene. Modern and reliable surgical techniques, muscle-sparing access during operations, and the latest materials are used.
Surgery is not necessary in every case however to achieve the desired treatment success. This is why we work closely during diagnosis and treatment with our internal and external partners, for example, radiologists, the hospital's own physiotherapy and occupational therapy.
Our goal is to mutually select the best possible treatment for you, to carry it out and to ensure you are competently cared for. The focus is always on you and your individual condition.
« Thanks to the competent professional staff, I am today able to walk again and even ride a motorcycle. »
At Männedorf Hospital, we treat all degenerative, often age-related complaints as well as accident-related damage, sports injuries of the shoulders, elbows and wrists, the hips and knees, as well as the feet and spine. Deformities such as bow legs or flat feet are also part of the scope of our orthopedics team.
Your ailments and questions relating to them are at the center of treatment. We will together draw up an individual treatment plan with a conservative - i.e. non-surgical - or if necessary surgical therapy. We work closely with our specialists in physiotherapy and surgeons as well as with our affiliated physicians.
Conservative therapy focuses on strengthening and centering the musculature of the musculoskeletal system. Parallel to this, medication which is injected into joints (i.e infiltrations) can also help. Surgery is considered when the other measures have been exhausted, but further improvement is desired and the chances of success for surgery are good.
Pain in the joint, even if it occurs only in phases
Morning start-up pain or stiffness
Feelings of tension in the joint
Instabilities and ligament injuries after accidents
Grating or cracking sounds in the joint
Movement restrictions and muscle tension
Swelling and changes in the shape of the limbs
Degenerative and accidental changes in the spine
Sports injuries and musculoskeletal overloads
Safety and quality come first
Our medical specialists undergo constant ongoing training, in order to be able to offer you the most modern treatment methods. Our operating rooms are state-of-the-art in terms of technology, safety and hygiene, and we rely on contemporary and reliable techniques, muscle-sparing approaches and the latest materials.
The Orthopedics and Traumatology team participates in nationwide quality measurements that make surgery even safer.
Postoperative wound infections in hip joint prostheses.
Männedorf Hospital participates in the quality measurements carried out by the National Center for Infection Prevention Swissnoso. The center monitors the number of wound infections following hip replacement surgery at participating hospitals. Our hospital has not recorded any such infections since the start of these measurements.
Revision rate for hip and knee implants
The National Association for Quality Development in Hospitals and Clinics ANQ records how often a revision is necessary for hip or knee prostheses, i.e. the implant has to be replaced. The revision rate at Männedorf Hospital is well below the Swiss average for both total hip and total knee prostheses.
The data were evaluated by the Swiss Implant Registry (SIRIS) on hip and knee implantations, which are collected in all Swiss hospitals.
Infection rates and revision rates for knee and hip joint prostheses
Infections following hip joint prosthesis surgery
Revision rate for knee prostheses
Revision rate for hip prostheses
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Our orthopedics and traumatology team works closely with the group practice of Arzthaus Zürich City. Jens Forberger, MD, and Mathias Völlink, MD, offer consultation hours at Arzthaus Zürich City on Wednesdays.
Arzthaus operates 6 large group practices providing primary care including emergency care, supplemented with dermatology, gynecology, psychiatry, gastroenterology, cardiology and orthopedics, three of them in the city of Zurich.