- Heinz R. Zurbrügg MD, PhD (Specialist in surgery)
The orthopaedist or orthopaedic surgeon deals with the musculoskeletal system (bones, joints, ligaments, muscles and tendons) of the human body and its associated problems. These problems can occur at birth, by acute or chronic injury or as a result of the natural aging process (osteoarthrosis, osteoarthritis). The transition to other fields, e.g. neurology with nerve compression syndromes or muscle diseases is seamless.
Hence these problems do not all need surgery, a close interdisciplinary cooperation with neurologists, but also osteopaths and physiotherapists results in successful therapy concepts.
Our specialists treat the following diseases or injuries:
- Joint diseases and injuries
- Bone diseases and injuries
- Tendon and muscle disorders / – violations
- Diseases and injuries of the spine
- Sports conditional complaints, sports injuries and overuse injuries
Orthopedic insoles for foot deformities (skew foot, flat feet, splayed feet, flat feet)
The physiology of the human gait is complex because of its upright posture. Prerequisite for a normal gait is a healthy musculoskeletal system (bones, joints, ligaments, tendons) and a good working steering (central motoric program of spinal cord and brain). Musculoskeletal disturbances of walking or running usually lead to feet-, ankle-, knee-and/ or hip-pain. Backache is also associated with gait disturbances. A computerized gait analysis allows accurate separation into individual components and is a prerequisite for successful therapy.