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About the Department of Traumatology

The Department of Traumatology at University Hospital Zurich belongs to Europe's leading trauma center.

It provides treatment and support for people who have suffered all sorts of injuries. It offers surgical and nonsurgical treatment of injuries to the spine, pelvis and extremities and hip orthoplasty after fractures in the case of fractures to the hip and the shoulder. It also focuses on the treatment of malunions and nonunions.

Urgent transfers and emergency admissions to the Department of Traumatology’s shock room

You can contact the senior physicians on call directly for urgent transfers and consultations.

(24 hours / 365 days)

Tel. +41 44 255 60 60

For reports and insurance queries

Please contact our office directly.

Tel. +41 44 255 23 99

We are certified!

The well-being of our patients is paramount for us. A team of proficient doctors and nurses is on call and others 24/7 coverage. Our team is known for its expertise and experience and for a care concept based on humanity and respect.

As a level 1 trauma center we offer acut care for all injuries.

The Department of Geriatric Medicine have been certified in compliance with ISO 9001:2008 since 2015.

Basis for these certification is our involvement in multiple cases (ATLS, TSDC, PTC a.o.)

The Department of Traumatology offers a wide range of specializations and special surgical procedures that are also used by other hospitals, community doctors and departments within the University Hospital.

Centre for Geriatric Trauma

The Centre for Geriatric Trauma is a cooperation between the Department of Traumatology and the Department of Aging Medicine.

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Pfleger sitzt neben Patient
Nursing care at USZ – The qualified staff who provide our nursing service cooperate closely with our team of doctors and are on the spot 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Intensivstation von aussen
Surgical team – A team of specialists is on call round the clock (24 hours a day, 365 days a year).
Patient gibt Busfahrer die Hand
After the accident – After your stay in hospital, your progress will continue to be monitored by the specialists, physiotherapists and other medical staff in our special clinics. You will also receive assistance in getting ready to return to work or to everyday life.
Helikopter auf dem Spitaldach
Helicopter rescue service – Our core team cooperates with various emergency services to treat and take care of our patients as quickly as possible.
4D motion lab - Holistic motion analysis – 4D motion lab for trauma.