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Hirslanden Clinic La Colline Geneva

location_on Geneva, Switzerland
8.9/10 from 43 Votes

Department of Adult and Pediatric Hand Surgery, Wrist Surgery (26401)

Thierry Glauser

Dr. med.

Thierry Glauser

Specialized in: adult and pediatric hand surgery, wrist surgery

About the department

The Department of Adult and Pediatric Hand Surgery, Wrist Surgery at the Hirslanden Clinic La Colline Geneva offers the full range of services for the treatment of diseases and injuries of the hand, wrist. The department is headed by Dr. med. Thierry Glauser.

The department includes an Emergency Unit operating around the clock, 6 ultra-modern operating rooms fitted out with equipment for inpatient and outpatient interventions, a Section of Radiology (MRI, CT scan, ultrasound, radiography), a Center for Physiotherapy and Ergotherapy with a pool and a gym with special rehabilitation stimulators. The department’s team of doctors deals with the treatment of patients of all age groups – from young children to the elderly.

The department specializes in the provision of diagnostic, therapeutic and rehabilitation services for such diseases:

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Cubital tunnel syndrome
  • Trigger fingers
  • Rhizarthrosis (osteoarthritis)
  • Dupuytren's contracture
  • Sudeck's atrophy
  • Hand sports injuries
  • Professional hand diseases in musicians
  • Other diseases and injuries

The therapeutic options of the department include:

  • Hand ligament reconstruction
  • Wrist arthroscopy
  • Prosthetics of the finger joints 
  • Microsurgery and replantation surgery of the upper extremities
  • Rehabilitation measures, including ergotherapy
  • Other treatment methods

Curriculum vitae

Professional Career

  • Training in Abdominal, Pediatric, Thoracic, Cardiac, Urological and Orthopedic Surgery at the University Hospital Geneva.
  • Pediatric and Neonatology Surgery, Hôpital Necker, Paris, then University Hospital Geneva.
  • Training in General Surgery and Traumatology at the Hôpital Intercantonal de la Broye-Payerne.
  • Trainings in Microsurgery and Hand Reconstructive Surgery, Peripheral Nerve Surgery at the University Hospital Geneva.
  • Former Deputy Head of the Department of Hand Surgery at the University Hospital Geneva.
  • Former Head of the Department of Hand Surgery at the University Hospital Geneva.
  • Consultant Physician, Department of Hand Surgery at the University Hospital Geneva.
  • Doctorate in Surgery at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Geneva (1998).

Clinical Interests

  • Wrist arthroscopy, ligament reconstruction.
  • Compression syndromes and peripheral nerve damage.
  • Tendon transfers and functional reanimation after paralysis.
  • Prosthetic surgery of the wrist, thumb and fingers.

Research Interests

  • Arthroscopy in the early treatment of wrist ligament injuries.
  • New techniques of arthroscopic treatment for wrist cysts.
  • Benefits of the treatment by palmar plate for complex wrist fractures.
  • Treatment of chronic wrist pain by microsurgical denervation.

Memberships in Professional Societies

  • Swiss Society of Surgery.
  • Swiss Medical Association.
  • Geneva Medical Association.

Photo of the doctor: (c) Hirslanden AG 

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