Orthopaedics & Orthopaedic Surgery

Our aim is to find solutions that restore patients' quality of life.

Joints & spine

Treatment is only useful if it is tailored towards patients and their symptoms.

Gentle methods of treatment

Conservative forms of treatment take precedence. A surgical procedure is not discussed until these have been exhausted.

Method


Focus on conservative treatment methods

Dr. med. Jean Pierre Elsig - Küsnacht ZHSignificantly more than 90% of our patients recover with conservative treatment methodsSurgical intervention is applied in less than 10% of cases.

Changes in the human musculoskeletal system (bones, joints, muscles, tendons and ligaments), the resulting damage and pain, as well as conservative therapeutic measures are the substance of orthopaedicsOrthopaedic surgery concerns surgical approaches to the solution. Nowadays, it has technically advanced surgery techniques at its disposal.
 

Clinical indications

The following pathologies of the joints and spine form part of our therapeutic area:

  • Poor posture, muscular imbalance
  • Slipped disc problems such as disc prolapse / disc herniation
  • Constriction or stenosis of the spinal canal
  • Osteoarthritis (signs of wear and tear) of the joints
  • Scoliosis & torsional deformity in scoliosis, deformity
  • Abnormalities: spondylolysis, spondylolisthesis(displacement of a vertebra)
  • Degenerative & posttraumatic instability
  • Fractures & soft tissue injuries in the cervical and lumbar spine

 

Treatment methods

Treatment is only useful if it is tailored towards patients and their symptoms.


"The criteria for the correct diagnosis are given if the subjective details match the clinical and imaging findings. Hence the right treatment can be applied and the best result achieved." (Prof. Dr. med. A. Schreiber)
 


The correct analysis and diagnosis provide direction for the appropriate treatment method and strategy. In our practice in Küsnacht, our main focus is conservative forms of treatment such as physiotherapy and pain medicine. A surgical procedure is not discussed until gentle treatment options have been exhausted.

Even with surgical treatment there is not just one approach for a symptom. It is essential to select the individually optimal surgical method for patients, whereby the invasive nature is adequately tailored. My methods of treatment include diverse forms of conservative and invasive treatment:
 

Conservative treatments

  • In-house physiotherapy
  • Pain medicine
     

Invasive treatments

Decompression surgery

  •           Endoscopic herniated disc removal 
  •           Spinal canal widening
  •           Tumour removal


Reconstructive surgery

  •           Revision
  •           Fixation / stiffening
  •           Construction / correcting malpositions (3D reconstruction)
  •           Spinal disc replacement


Revision surgery

  •           Microscopic scar removal
  •           Detachment of adhesions, ossification
  •           Freeing of nerve roots
  •           Other "second-look" surgery
 

For more information or to make an appointment, please contact my team who will be pleased to assist.