Priorities

Foot and Ankle Center

Osteoarthritis Center

Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Center

Foot and Ankle Center

Foot and ankle disorders are painful conditions that can limit the quality of life and productivity of patients significantly.

The Foot and Ankle Center of the SWISS ORTHO CENTER (Swiss Fusschirurgie Center / Foot Center Basel) is a prestigious center for foot surgery and ankle surgery, nationally and internationally recognized, for innovation and academic teaching and research.
Either posttraumatic, congenital or acquired deformities in the foot and ankle area are treated in a way individually tailored to the patient, this based on the latest research findings and literature.
The Foot and Ankle Center of the SWISS ORTHO CENTER is a center for the treatment of osteoarthritis of the ankle, specializing in the implantation of ankle joint  prosthesis (total ankle replacement) or joint conservation through osteotomies and cartilage surgery.
Another internationally recognized expertise of the Foot and Ankle Center is the sports orthopaedics and treatment of sports injuries of the ankle and foot: osteochondral lesions, ligament lesions, tendon lesions (Achilles, ...), fractures and others.
Also arthritic conditions of the hindfoot, midfoot, and forefoot deformities as the planovalgus, cavus foot, bunions, hammer toes, and others, are within the expertise of the Foot and Ankle Center of SWISS ORTHO CENTER

The Foot and Ankle Center offers a full and complete response:

  • Foot & ankle

Appointment Information:
In SWISS ORTHO CENTER patients can call or request without medical assignment an appointment online or will be received in acute cases without an appointment as walk-in patient. Patients of all insurance categories are assumed.

Osteoarthritis Center

Osteoarthritis, the joint wear, is a widespread musculoskeletal disorder

The Osteoarthritis Center of SWISS ORTHO CENTER is a center of excellence with recognition across the borders and part of the Osteoarthritis Research Center Basel (www.osteoarthritis.ch). The Osteoarthritis Center works according to the situation and individual patient needs, both by conservative treatments or by using the latest advances in surgery.

In Osteoarthritis Center, patients are diagnosed using modern methods such as SPECT-CT (modern precision diagnosis of active arthritis). Depending on the severity, patients are assessed interdisciplinary: Orthopaedics, Rheumatology, Neurology, Neural therapy, Orthopaedic Technicians, Physiotherapy.

The Osteoarthritis Center offers:

Conservative osteoarthritis medicine:

- Manual medicine, Physiotherapy, Physical Therapy measures, shoe inserts, orthotics. - Oral viscosupplementation. - Joint infiltrations as Orthobiologics: hyaluronic acid, Autologous Platelet Reached plasma (PRP), autologous stem cell therapy.Osteoarthritis Surgery: - Joint preservation surgery: Arthroscopic and open joint reconstructions, osteotomies (axis corrections), cartilage repair (microfracture, AMIC, and others), Orthobiologics, stem cell therapies- Prosthetics / artificial joints: primary joint arthroplasty (partial prosthesis, full prosthesis) and prosthetic joint revisionsAppointment Information:In SWISS ORTHO CENTER patients can call or request without medical assignment an appointment online or will be received in acute cases without an appointment as walk-in patient. Patients of all insurance categories are assumed.

Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Center

Sport is an important part of our lives.
The Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Center of SWISS ORTHO CENTER is a center for the treatment of sports injuries for both the recreational athlete as well as the professional athlete. In close cooperation with general practitioners, referring physicians, team doctors, physiotherapists, coaches, managers, athletes are treated either conservatively or surgically depending on lesion. 

In the Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Center of the SWISS ORTHO CENTER acute or chronic lesions are treated by:

Conservative medicine of Sport orthopaedics and Traumatology:
- Manual medicine, Physiotherapy, Physical Therapy measures, shoe inserts, orthotics.
-Joint infiltrations as Orthobiologics: hyaluronic acid, Autologous Platelet Reached plasma (PRP), autologous stem cell therapy.

Surgical reconstructions:
- Arthroscopic surgery: E.g., Meniscus tear, ACL reconstruction, impingement surgery, and others
- Cartilage repair: microfracture, AMIC (Autologous Matrix-Induced Chondrogenesis), and other
- Reconstructions of acute tendon tear (as hamstring tear), chronic tendinopathy, tendon failures.
- Reconstruction of acute ligament lesions or chronic ligament instabilities.
- Recovery of posttraumatic conditions and complex deformities.

Appointment Information:
In SWISS ORTHO CENTER patients can call or request without medical assignment an appointment online or will be received in acute cases without an appointment as walk-in patient. Patients of all insurance classes are assumed.

Fields

The SWISS ORTHO CENTER is a center for orthopaedic surgey, traumatology, and musculoskeletal medicine.


The offer includes:
•    Orthopaedic elective surgery
•    Trauma surgery
•    Conservative musculoskeletal medicine
•    Second opinions
•    Experts Reports

The patients can call or request without medical assignment an appointment online or will be received in acute cases without an appointment as a walk-in patient. Patients of all insurance categories are assumed.

Areas

Foot & Ankle

Knee

Hip and pelvis

Shoulder and elbow

Hand

Spine

Foot & Ankle

At SWISS ORTHO CENTER are treated, among other,  the following diseases and injuries of the foot and ankle area:
•    Osteoarthritis of the ankle, back foot, midfoot, forefoot
•    Flat feet (posterior tibial tendon insufficiency, coalition)
•    Fractures (breaks): lower leg, malleolus, ankle, hindfoot, midfoot, forefoot.
•    Sports injuries: tendons, ligaments, fractures, osteochondral lesions, luxations.
•    Tendon tear and tendon injuries: Achilles, Posterior tibial, Anterior tibial, Peroneal tendons and others.
•    Torn ligaments and instabilities: Ankle, Lisfranc joint, and others.
•    Luxations (dislocations) of the ankle and other foot joints.
•    Hallux valgus (Bunion; "the crooked big toe")
•    Hallux rigidus (Osteoarthritis of the big toe)
•    Hammer Toe, Claw Toe
•    Calcaneal spur, Plantar fasciitis
•    Haglund’s deformity (Exostosis)
•    Pinched nerves: Morton's neuroma, tarsal tunnel
•    Diabetic foot (Ulcers, Charcot foot)
•    Posttraumatic conditions

At SWISS ORTHO CENTER are offered, among other,  the following  treatments for the foot and ankle area:

Conservative therapy:
•    Manual medicine, Physiotherapy, Physical Therapy measures, shockwave therapy, shoe inserts, orthotics, bandages, orthopedic and custom-made shoes.
•    Oral therapy and viscosupplementation.
•    Joint infiltrations as Orthobiologics: hyaluronic acid, Autologous Platelet Reached plasma (PRP), autologous stem cell therapy.

Surgical interventions:
•    Joint preserving surgery for osteoarthritis: Bone corrections (osteotomy), cartilage surgery (as microfracture, autologous matrix-induced chondrogenesis, AMIC), ligament reconstruction, tendon repair.
•    Joint replacement / artificial joint (also called Arthroplasty): Total ankle prosthesis (ankle joint arthroplasty) and big toe prosthesis (hallux prosthesis): Primary arthroplasty, revision of joint replacements (substitution in case of loosening or wear)
•    Flatfoot surgery (joint preserving or stiffening) joint stiffness (arthrodesis)
•    ankle, hindfoot (Double, triple arthrodesis), metatarsus (Chopart, Lisfranc), MTP joint.
•    Surgical treatment of fractures (breaks)
•    Sports orthopaedics surgery: suture of tendon tear (as Achilles), stabilization of unstable ankle (ligaments surgery), reconstruction of osteochondral lesions
•    Arthroscopy (Joint examination): ankle, subtalar joint, tendon
•    Forefoot surgery: Hallux surgery, bone corrections (osteotomies), hammertoes
•    Nerve surgery: Morton's neuroma excision, tarsal tunnel cleavage
•    Reconstructions of diabetic foot (Charcot foot)

Knee

At SWISS ORTHO CENTER are treated, among other,  the following diseases and injuries of the knee:
•    Meniscal tear
•    Ligament tear and ligament insufficiency: Cruciate ligaments tear (ACL, PCL), collateral ligaments tear (MCL, LCL), patellar tendon
•    Cartilage injuries, osteochondral lesions
•    Instability and sub/ luxation (dislocation) of the kneecap (Patella)
•    Tendon tear: patellar tendon, quadriceps tendon
•    Fractures and sub/luxation (dislocation)
•    Osteoarthritis: Partial or total osteoarthritis
•    Posttraumatic conditions

At SWISS ORTHO CENTER are treated, among other, the following diseases and injuries of the knee area:
Conservative therapy:
•    Manual medicine, Physiotherapy, Physical Therapy measures, shockwave therapy, shoe inserts, orthotics
•    Oral therapy and viscosupplementation
•    Joint infiltrations as Orthobiologics: hyaluronic acid, Autologous Platelet Reached plasma (PRP), autologous stem cell therapy


Surgical interventions:
•    Joint preserving surgery for osteoarthritis: Bone corrections (osteotomy), cartilage surgery (as microfracture, Autologous Matrix-Induced Chondrogenesis, AMIC)
•    Joint replacement / artificial joint (also called prosthetic): Primary arthroplasty,  full or partial arthroplasty, revision arthroplasty (substitution in case of loosening or wear)
•    Surgical treatment of fractures
•    Arthroscopy (Joint examination) for the treatment of lesions in the meniscus, cartilage, cruciate ligaments
•    Sports orthopaedics surgery: cruciate ligament surgery, meniscal reattachment, tendon repair, torn muscles repair, patellar surgery.

Hip and pelvis

At SWISS ORTHO CENTER are treated, among other, the following diseases and injuries of the hip and pelvis area:
•    Hip osteoarthritis (also called coxarthrosis)
•    Impingement (strangulation ailments): in sports or as a precursor of hip osteoarthritis
•    Torn tendon and tendon overload: E.g., Hamstring tear (typical in sport)
•    Muscle weakness, muscle injury.
•    Blockages (as SIJ-blockade)
•    Fractures
•    Luxations (dislocations)

At SWISS ORTHO CENTER are treated, among other, the following diseases and injuries of the hip and pelvis area:
Conservative therapy:
•    Manual medicine, Physiotherapy, Physical Therapy measures, shoe inserts, orthotics
•    Oral therapy and viscosupplementation
•    Joint infiltrations as Orthobiologics: hyaluronic acid, Autologous Platelet Reached plasma (PRP), autologous stem cell therapy

Surgical interventions:
•    Joint replacement / artificial joint (also called arthroplasty): Primary arthroplasty, revision arthroplasty (substitution in case of loosening or wear)
•    Surgical treatment of fractures
•    Impingement surgery
•    Sports orthopaedics surgery: reattachment of tendon ruptures, repair of muscle tear

Shoulder and elbow

At SWISS ORTHO CENTER are treated, among other, the following diseases and injuries of the shoulder and elbow area:
•    Rotator cuff lesions (tendon rupture of the shoulder tendon)
•    Impingement: subacromial impingement
•    Calcifying tendonitis (shoulder calcification)
•    Shoulder joint luxation (dislocation of the shoulder joint)
•    Sub/Luxation: AC Joint (connects the clavicle to the scapula) luxation (acromioclavicular separation), elbow luxation.
•    Fractures
•    Osteoarthritis (joint wear): glenohumeral osteoarthritis (Omarthrosis), AC-joint osteoarthritis, elbow osteoarthritis
•    Tennis elbow, golfer's elbow (epicondylitis)
•    Tendon rupture: e.g. Biceps tendon tear
•    Loose bodies in the joint space (osteochondritis dissecans)
•    Nerve compression syndrome

At SWISS ORTHO CENTER are treated, among other, the following diseases and injuries of the shoulder and elbow area:
Conservative therapy:
•    Manual medicine, Physiotherapy, Physical Therapy measures, shockwave therapy, orthotics
•    Oral therapy and viscosupplementation
•    Joint infiltrations as Orthobiologics: hyaluronic acid, Autologous Platelet Reached plasma (PRP), autologous stem cell therapy.

Surgical interventions:
•    Rotator cuff repair
•    Impingement surgery
•    Joint replacements, artificial joints.
•    Surgical treatment of fractures
•    Arthroscopy and arthroscopic surgery
•    Tendon surgery

Hand

At SWISS ORTHO CENTER are treated, among other, the following diseases and injuries of the hand:
•    Carpal tunnel syndrome (nerve compression)
•    TTenosynovitis stenosans (trigger finger)
•    Fractures and luxations
•    Osteoarthrithis

At SWISS ORTHO CENTER are treated, among other, the following diseases and injuries of the hand:
Conservative therapy:
•    Physiotherapy, Physical Therapy measures, orthotics
•    Oral therapy and viscosupplementation
•    Joint infiltrations as Orthobiologics: hyaluronic acid, Autologous Platelet Reached plasma (PRP), autologous stem cell therapy

Surgical interventions:
•    Carpal tunnel release (CTS release)
•    Ganglion resection
•    Tendon repair
•    Surgical treatment of fractures

Spine

At SWISS ORTHO CENTER are treated, among other, the following diseases and injuries of the spinal column:
•    Osteoarthritis and degenerative changes in the spine.
•    Spinal disc herniation
•    Broken bones (fractures): E.g. osteoporotic fractures
•    Spinal curvature disorders: scoliosis, kyphosis

At SWISS ORTHO CENTER are treated, among other, the following diseases and injuries of the spinal column:
•    Physiotherapy, Physical Therapy measures
•    orthotics
•    Oral therapy and viscosupplementation
•    Infiltrations

Diagnostic

Diagnostic Imaging:
Radiography  (incl. Special shots)
Ultrasound
DXA bone densitometry
Computed Tomography
MRI
SPECT-CT

Interdisciplinary investigations:
In collaboration with the Schmerzklinik Basel / Swiss Medical Network and external partners, interdisciplinary inquiries can be made as needed:
Rheumatology
Neurology
Neural therapy
General medicine / internal medicine
Cardiology
Diabetology
Orthopaedic technology

Labor-Analysen
Sämtliche muskuloskelettal relevante Labor-Analysen

Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation

In collaboration with the Schmerzklinik Basel / Swiss Medical Network and external partners, physiotherapy and physical measures can be initiated on an outpatient basis.

Traditional physiotherapy
Sports physiotherapy
Lymphatic drainage
Massage
Acupuncture
Traditional chinese medicine (TCM)

Patients in postoperative or with serious conditions are transferred to inpatient rehabilitation and are treated depending on requirements and underwriting credit cost.


Orthopaedic Technology

In collaboration with the Schmerzklinik Basel / Swiss Medical Network and external partners, the following orthopedic-technical therapies can be initiated:
•    Custom made shoe inserts
•    Serial orthoses, bandages
•    Orthopaedic shoes, custom made shoes.
•    Allgöwer orthosis
•    Compression stockings

Insurance Categories

In SWISS ORTHO CENTER all classes of insurance are accepted:
•    Illness, accident
•    General, Semi-Private, Private
•    Direct pay

Patients can call or request without medical assignment an appointment online or will be received in acute cases without an appointment as a walk-in patient