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Knee doctor to recommend?

Hello I am looking for a traumatologist to look over and most probably to make a surgery on my knees...
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Re: Knee doctor to recommend?

You may find THIS thread of mine useful


Alternatively, if you just type "Knee" into the search function there are all sorts of results.



I guess if you want more specific help, you should provide a few more details.


e.g. Is this a result of a knee injury, or is this a degenerative issue?
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Old 11.01.2012, 11:59
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Re: Knee doctor to recommend?

Your regular doctor will know the knee specialists in your area.
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Re: Knee doctor to recommend?

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Hello I am looking for a traumatologist to look over and most probably to make a surgery on my knees...
Any suggestions?
Thank you very much.
Karlo Moya
I know clinics but dont know which is the better:

Uniklinik Balgrist

Schultess Klinik

I am also interested with some feedbacks.

cheers,
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Old 11.01.2012, 13:11
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Your regular doctor will know the knee specialists in your area.
Yes, but it's like asking if you know where a restaurant is, as opposed to a 'good' restaurant.

I've already had one failed knee surgery, and won't be going back to the same place again.


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I know clinics but dont know which is the better:

Uniklinik Balgrist

Schultess Klinik

I am also interested with some feedbacks.

cheers,
Balgrist was regularly mentioned to me and has an excellent reputation.

I will be going to a surgeon at the Hirslanden Klinik at Balgrist.



As I understand it, each surgeon seems to be specifically talented, so it will depend largely on what your particular case maybe.

It's hard to recommend a specific surgeon to someone without knowing what the problem is.

For me, it's the ACL from a sporting injury.
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Re: Knee doctor to recommend?

I can recommend Dr. Speck here: http://www.swissklinik.ch/aerzte.php.
He didn't operate on my knee but my shoulder, but the girl next to me had had her knee operated on (Swiss female ski jumper!). He generally operates at the hospital in Einsiedeln, which did not look like much at first glance, but it is very small with very professional and personal attention. Dr. Speck is very competent, operates on various joints regularly and never, ever made me feel rushed, even with all the questions I had. Hope I never have to, of course, but if I ever needed a joint operation, I wouldn't hesitate to go back to him. Oh, it's been almost a year and a half since my shoulder operation and my shoulder is great. My Hausarzt refered me to him on my request, and I requested him based on two separate recommendations from former patients.

About Balgrist: it has a good reputation but I was less than impressed. They put me under a lot of pressure to operate (ankle), which I resisted, and now several years later with lots of self-therapy, I am very glad I chose not to operate.

Good luck whatever you choose. Remember the operation is only the first step: the therapy and exercises afterwards play a huge role in how well you recover.
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Re: Knee doctor to recommend?

I don't know your problem in detail, but there are other non-operative options for sports injuries, in the last few years I have had excellent results from chiropractors for a shoulder injury (tendons and rotator cuff) and back injury (causing chronic inflammation of joints). Also, my first chiropractor provided a far more professional diagnosis than any consultant has for me, a benefit of this holistic approach I think. Maybe this helps, maybe not.
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About Balgrist: it has a good reputation but I was less than impressed. They put me under a lot of pressure to operate (ankle), which I resisted, and now several years later with lots of self-therapy, I am very glad I chose not to operate.
It's healthy to hear some negative feedback to get a clearer perspective.
Thanks for sharing that.

I wouldn't opperate on an ankle either.
I've broken both of mine, one twice...... told it was ruined....... total horseshit.

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Good luck whatever you choose. Remember the operation is only the first step: the therapy and exercises afterwards play a huge role in how well you recover.
My surgeon was recommended to me from my sports doctor who initally told me NOT to opperate, which was fantastic news.

Instead I did 6 months re-hab until he eventually advised otherwise.

He told me not to worry about the surgery so much as it is the therapy afterwards that makes all the difference.

I guess the physio just have to have confidence that the surgeon can do his job, and then he can do the rest.
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I guess the physio just has to have confidence that the surgeon can do his job, and then I will have to do the rest.
fixed that for ya.
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fixed that for ya.
Ha Ha....... I actually wrote under that a long winded spiel about self confidence and motivation. Persistence, and all that shit.
But I deleted it because it was...... long winded.

But you are spot on. It is up to you to do the hard work.
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Re: Knee doctor to recommend?

If you want the best of the best (where all professional athletes go) then check out Steadman Hawkins in Vail Colorado. The hallway looks like a sports hall of fame with the who`s who of every sport but yet reasonable enough for the common man. Its your knees, your body, you can save money in other places.

http://thesteadmanclinic.com/Index.asp
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Re: Knee doctor to recommend?

I had meniscus surgery done by Dr. Patrick Sussman at the Schulthess Klinic. He trained at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York. Excellent surgeon with excellent English skills.
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Re: Knee doctor to recommend?

Rehnbahnklinik near Basel, Muttenz. This is the Swiss Olympic clinic where all the Swiss athletes and sports people go. Rehab there is about getting you back to professional sports if that is what you want so you often see skiers there working out in ski boots doing balance exercises. Also it is above a nice Italian restaurant where you can take your evening meal once you are back on your feet. I had Acl reconstruction and can really recommend.
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