Treating trauma-induced sports injuries

Sports injuries can be chronic or acute.

Most types of sport are associated with specific injuries. 70% of these affect the lower extremity (leg) and some 20% the upper extremity (shoulder and arm), while head and spinal injuries account for 5% each. The respective injury pattern is strongly dependent on the type of sport.

We often see athletes who suffer injuries while participating in the following sports:

  • Team sports (soccer, handball, basketball)
  • Racket sports (tennis, badminton, squash)
  • Dance
  • Running
  • Swimming
  • Riding
  • Motor sports

Injuries to the knee, shoulder and ankle are most common. Here we give you information about the most common sports injuries and how they are diagnosed and treated. There are of course many other chronic and acute sports injuries, not all of which can be listed here.

Sports traumatology

We diagnose and treat all sports-related diseases and injuries.

If you have sustained an acute injury or if the matter is urgent, we also provide treatment outside clinic hours in our A&E department, which is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Minimally invasive joint surgery

In many cases, sports injuries can be treated using minimally invasive procedures. Operations such as cruciate ligament reconstructions can be carried out arthroscopically (using keyhole surgery), thus minimising damage to the soft tissue. We perform arthroscopic procedures on the shoulder, elbow, hand, knee and ankle.

Shock wave therapy

Shock wave therapy is a good non-surgical treatment for many sports injuries, particularly chronic injuries and those caused by excessive strain. In recent years, the range of applications has been extended to encompass several diseases of the musculoskeletal system, thus making countless surgeries unnecessary.

For patients

As a patient, you cannot register for a consultation directly. Please ask your family doctor, your specialist to refer you. Please use our contact form if you have any questions.

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University Hospital Zurich
Department of Traumatology
Rämistrasse 100
8091 Zurich

Tel. +41 44 255 27 55
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