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Doctor for a wrist injury

Hey, does anyone know of a good doctor in or around Zurich who could take a look at a wrist?
Fell down a week ago, had x-rays done where the gp didn't see anything, but it's still hurting like hell
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Re: Doctor for a wrist injury

The Schultess and Balgrist clinics both have very good reputations. I don’t have personal experience, but most of my friends with orthopedic concerns seem to be sent to one or the other when greater expertise is needed.

You may need a referral, btw.

I hope you start to feel better soon.
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Re: Doctor for a wrist injury

I had a wrist injury a couple years ago and went to the SportClinic at Sihlcity. I had a very good experience there - no surgery at the end, just PRP followed by physio and I recovered much faster than expected. Dr. Kästner speaks English fluently too.

edit: I should add that my GP at the time was also useless and told me that nothing was wrong when I had a partially torn tendon in my wrist!!!
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Old 17.05.2018, 10:27
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Re: Doctor for a wrist injury

Thank you for the recommendations.
I'll just add that I've been trying to get an appointment at the sportclinic sihlcity all week, and that receptionist they have there is one of the most unfriendly people I have ever encountered. She's constantly refusing to give me an appointment, by telephone or email, saying that I should rather go somewhere else.
EDIT just to show that it is based on facts:
- called: oh sorry, we're full till next week, go to your GP
- called again the next day: sorry, maybe try one of our other clinics
- called again today: she hung up on me after I said my name
- sent them an e-mail: sorry, we don't give appointments by e-mail, please call us.

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Re: Doctor for a wrist injury

I am sorry for your experience with sport clinic, this was also the one I would have recommended before reading your post. We had our GP's recommendation (I think he even made the call for us if I remember correctly) a few years ago and everything went well.
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Re: Doctor for a wrist injury

Dr Boris Johannes Czermak.
My partner works as a nurse in Zurich, and would recommend the above.
A Google search will find him.
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Re: Doctor for a wrist injury

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Thank you for the recommendations.
I'll just add that I've been trying to get an appointment at the sportclinic sihlcity all week, and that receptionist they have there is one of the most unfriendly people I have ever encountered. She's constantly refusing to give me an appointment, by telephone or email, saying that I should rather go somewhere else.
EDIT just to show that it is based on facts:
- called: oh sorry, we're full till next week, go to your GP
- called again the next day: sorry, maybe try one of our other clinics
- called again today: she hung up on me after I said my name
- sent them an e-mail: sorry, we don't give appointments by e-mail, please call us.
That sounds horrible! I haven't been there for 2 years, but they were really friendly when I was there. Later on, I had a suspected foot injury and I called. Dr. Kästner was on holidays at the time and the receptionist was really nice and friendly and fitted me in last minute with another doctor. I'm not sure if they might have changed receptionist or what. Sorry about your experience, but hopefully you will be able to get an appointment there!
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Old 17.05.2018, 12:55
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Dr Boris Johannes Czermak.
My partner works as a nurse in Zurich, and would recommend the above.
A Google search will find him.
I'll second this, very happy with his treatment, but he is normally booked out long in advance.
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Dr Boris Johannes Czermak.
My partner works as a nurse in Zurich, and would recommend the above.
A Google search will find him.
Thank you also!

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I'll second this, very happy with his treatment, but he is normally booked out long in advance.
Booked out til July right now but the (friendly) receptionist knew somebody who knew somebody who knew somebody who will be back from holidays on Tuesday and decide if it's worth looking at and maybe call back. sounds like hand specialists are busy around Zurich!
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Re: Doctor for a wrist injury

Ok I need to vent.

Apparently the half-god doctor from unispital Zurich decided that my case was not important enough to take time for me.

So, as half my palm has gone numb, I decided to try the ER Frauenfeld.
"no, sorry, that's not important enough, you need to go to a normal doctor or a specialist"
"they're all booked out till July"
"oh, well, tough luck, we can't do anything"



What The Actual F does one have to do so a doctor will take a look at it?
We're not even a corrupt enough country or I could at least offer them money.
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Old 26.05.2018, 03:43
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Ok I need to vent.

Apparently the half-god doctor from unispital Zurich decided that my case was not important enough to take time for me.

So, as half my palm has gone numb, I decided to try the ER Frauenfeld.
"no, sorry, that's not important enough, you need to go to a normal doctor or a specialist"
"they're all booked out till July"
"oh, well, tough luck, we can't do anything"



What The Actual F does one have to do so a doctor will take a look at it?
We're not even a corrupt enough country or I could at least offer them money.
Really sorry to hear you are having trouble finding a doctor willing/able to see you.

Sorry, but not surprised.

In my corner o' Switzerland your story is commonplace - one often has to wait 2-6 months for an appointment, even in urgent but non-emergent cases, and many specialists only accept patients by referral, regardless of your insurance type.

I have found that often the only the way to get in to see a specialist around here is via a GP referral. You have to work the system from inside.

You mentioned that your GP couldn't diagnose the problem - nonetheless, do you think he or she would be open to referring you on to a specialist? It can be a tricky conversation with some GPs because you need ask in such a way that you don't seem to be questioning his or her ability.

Perhaps go back, stressing that the problem is getting worse, stress the new symptoms and increased level of pain.

If the GP is willing to refer you, mention the lengthy wait times you have come up against. Perhaps the GP might be able to help you get seen earlier.

I hope you can find someone to take your concerns seriously.

All the best.
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Old 26.05.2018, 06:32
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Re: Doctor for a wrist injury

It does not have to be so tricky... you have a real medical issue and you pay a lot of money here for your care. See your GP and ask to be referrred to a specialist for a second opinion asap.

My wife some years back tripped on some stairs, had similar story to yours... xray at gp didnt' show much, gp said it's sprained. But it continued to hurt a lot. Specialist found it was broken in three places.
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Re: Doctor for a wrist injury

If you fell, put it through accident insurance rather than krankenkasse.

When I sprained my ankle, the doctor’s eyes lit up dollar signs as then they can put an MRI scan through the insurance. I also got physiotherapy which I believe KK does not always foot the bill for.

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Re: Doctor for a wrist injury

Squeeze, have you tried Balgrist?

According to this, their Sportsmedizin clinic does not require a referral:

https://www.balgrist.ch/fachbereiche...grist-movemed/

I brougt this up because if it turns out your injury falls outside the Sportsmedizin clinic's competency they could likely then send you to Balgrist's hand team.

I have no idea how quickly you could get an appointment at the Sportsmedizin team, though. But perhaps worth a try.
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Re: Doctor for a wrist injury

An update to the story (to entertain you all :P)
I had the luck to fall down again while outside of Switzerland and had a CT done there, turns out one bone was indeed broken, just where it was hurting before and 3 different doctors were saying it was just a sore muscle, for 2 months. With the CT scans in hand (the other one) the Zollikerberg hospital accepted me at once and were very kind and professional so far.
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Re: Doctor for a wrist injury

Scaphoid bone by chance?

When I worked in the good old NHS as a radiographer we used to see a lot of these on people who fell on an outstretched arm. Pain in the wrist in the “snuffbox”, the little dimple above the thumb. We used to do special views to try to see fractures but mostly they were not visible immediately after injury. Patient in plaster for 2 weeks then re X-ray to look to see if we could see healing of a fracture, or just the break opening up. Tricky little fracture, some refuse to heal. I hope yours is OK, if indeed it was that.
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Scaphoid bone by chance?
Broke that three times while at school... always had problems spotting it on the x-ray until the healing started. Radioactive bone scan used one time to definitively confirm diagnosis
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Re: Doctor for a wrist injury

Some hooky bone thing on the hamate bone.
Apparently if it doesn't heal they'll have to take it out, as it's too small to screw back on, and it could press on nearby nerves.
Does anybody know if it has any real use?
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Some hooky bone thing on the hamate bone.
Apparently if it doesn't heal they'll have to take it out, as it's too small to screw back on, and it could press on nearby nerves.
Does anybody know if it has any real use?
Maybe the inside bits of the hand use it to hang their bathrobes on?

Couple of muscles attach on the hamulus (the hook bit) ... they´d Need attaching to the hamate I guess if the hamulus is removed...depends where fracture line is
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