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Looking for Orthopedic Surgeon in Zurich

I have recently torn my ACL in a skiing accident and would greatly appreciate recommendations for orthopedic surgeons who specialize with this type of surgery and who practice in Zurich and speak English.

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Re: Looking for Orthopedic Surgeon in Zurich

i found the sports clinic at hirslanden a while back.
They do a number of the Swiss sports teams - I cant remember which.
i had the ACL done a few years ago, but it needs doing again. When I get the courage to go through with this (it took about 18 months before I could do sports "properly" again) I will go here.
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Re: Looking for Orthopedic Surgeon in Zurich

Hi there,
Personally I am not exactly sure what ACL is. However I do know a great Orthopedic surgeon, with whom I have personal experience with (surface replacement on both knees) and he saved and help restored my quality of life here in Zurich.
Especially after many years of unhelpful doctors and I was basically fed up and was hesitant to call another one (and be told the same useless infomation and treated with the wrong treatments)...but out of an emergency situation, I had no more choices and then I called a number a friend gave me a while back....THANK GOD I DID!! I met his partner first but then she recommended me to see him for a second opinion because he specialized in cartilage repair, etc. and he also wrote a book both in English and German. He works with doctors in America and he teaches all over the world. (so his english is perfect!!)
His homepage is www.drerggelet.ch I hope this helps you.
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Re: Looking for Orthopedic Surgeon in Zurich

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I have recently torn my ACL in a skiing accident and would greatly appreciate recommendations for orthopedic surgeons who specialize with this type of surgery and who practice in Zurich and speak English.

Many thanks.
Sorry to hear that mate; ACL is a b1tch

I've had excellent experience @ Schulthess Klinik, which is lovcated in the Balgrist/Hirslanden Spitalgebäude

My Achilles looked like vermicelle after countless partial tears (I'm a xc runner and former triathelete, now an Orienteering runner). A prominent & ultra-marathonning sports doctor told me to forget running and stick to biking & swimming.
I went to the Leitenderoberartz f ür Fusschirurgie bei Schulthess for a 3rd opinion and got a completely different song.
in short, they did a tendon transplant (using one of the tendons controlling the big toe to strengthen/reinforce the Achilles, after cutting out all the dead bits). After rehab I now have an 85% effective achilles when I'd thought I was properly ed.

I've also had partial MCL & meniscus tears on which I've consulted the SH Klinik (on the reccy of Martin Huber, who did my Achilles).

See the link. I've dealt with Fabian von Knock, who is a knee specialist. He speaks English as, ia, he was trained at Boston, Mass, Septicland.
After x-rays, MRIs, motion tests etc he advised against surgical intervention and after rest, rehab, strengthening & supplements my knee is ok (touche du bois). I really like the SHK's consultative style.

http://www.schulthess-klinik.ch/app/...d=3584&lang=DE


ps, SHK is stictly ortho; they also have an excellent rehab/physio and sport science & performance centre (Suisse Olympique)
I hate hospitals & everything to do with them. I was 5 days in-patient but I have nothing but good things to sday about these people
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Re: Looking for Orthopedic Surgeon in Zurich

My husband will have his shoulder fixed (from a 20-year old accident) this spring by Dr. Magyar -- http://www.magyar-ortchir.ch/

He is also affiliated with Hirslanden and Sanitas. From what we understand, he's one of the top in his practice.

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Re: Looking for Orthopedic Surgeon in Zurich

Incase you wanted a review.....i just wanted to mention that i had a very very bad experience with Sanitas ( I would never never go there again!!)and I heard of other bad situations from Sanitas. Surprisely this from a friend`s father that works there and is also dissatisfied with the orthopedic surgeons that work there too.
My doctor that I mention earlier works out of Bethanian and the Pyramid.
( he also works with the world renowned Dr. Richard Steadman who was features on CNN.....& works with Manchester United.)
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Incase you wanted a review.....i just wanted to mention that i had a very very bad experience with Sanitas ( I would never never go there again!!)and I heard of other bad situations from Sanitas. Surprisely this from a friend`s father that works there and is also dissatisfied with the orthopedic surgeons that work there too.
My doctor that I mention earlier works out of Bethanian and the Pyramid.
( he also works with the world renowned Dr. Richard Steadman who was features on CNN.....& works with Manchester United.)

The doctor I mentioned is affiliated with Hirslanden and Sanitas. I get the impression it's a pricing thing based on the type of insurance you have...but the OP should continue to conduct his due diligence. Anyway, my small daughter had her adenoids removed at Sanitas by one of the best ear/nose/throad doctors in ZH (Dr. Böni) and while he's also affiliated with Klinik am Park, Sanitas apparently has an excellent children's ward.

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Re: Looking for Orthopedic Surgeon in Zurich

Well, I completely agree with you it is up to the Op. I just thought the Op may like a review( which I wished I was able to have at the time and it was after that i heard other terrible situations). It is just that I had such a terrible experience personally and it caused me alot of emotional, physical pain & suffering. I just donot wish the same to happen to someone else that needs help.
You are extremely fortunate that you & your family were well cared for!!My family & friends were very upset with what happened to me too.
However I donot quite understand what you mean by the price of the insurance I have private insurance & it did not make my situation any better. Well..as for me personally i am just greatful for Dr. Erggelet & Klinik Bethanian.
You had mentioned Klinik Impark....They are amazing rehab clinic ( I still go there for day treatment & I donot mind the drive there from Zurich because they are that good for me.)
Thank you for sharing with us your positive experience with Sanitas. I appreciate your input. Hopefully our reviews will give the OP a helping hand!
Good health to you & have a fabulous day!
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Well, I completely agree with you it is up to the Op. I just thought the Op may like a review( which I wished I was able to have at the time and it was after that i heard other terrible situations). It is just that I had such a terrible experience personally and it caused me alot of emotional, physical pain & suffering. I just donot wish the same to happen to someone else that needs help.
You are extremely fortunate that you & your family were well cared for!!My family & friends were very upset with what happened to me too.
However I donot quite understand what you mean by the price of the insurance I have private insurance & it did not make my situation any better. Well..as for me personally i am just greatful for Dr. Erggelet & Klinik Bethanian.
You had mentioned Klinik Impark....They are amazing rehab clinic ( I still go there for day treatment & I donot mind the drive there from Zurich because they are that good for me.)
Thank you for sharing with us your positive experience with Sanitas. I appreciate your input. Hopefully our reviews will give the OP a helping hand!
Good health to you & have a fabulous day!
Didn't mean to give the wrong impression. Sorry for what you experienced and have a fabulous day yourself!!
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Re: Looking for Orthopedic Surgeon in Zurich

Thanks to all who responded. I've got some great advice and happily some nice choices. Wish me luck.

Cheers.
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Thanks to all who responded. I've got some great advice and happily some nice choices. Wish me luck.

Cheers.
Good luck!
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