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Hirslanden Clinic Permanence Bern

location_on Bern, Switzerland
8.5/10 from 3 Votes

Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology (26371)

Thomas-Oliver Schneider

Dr. med.

Thomas-Oliver Schneider

Specialized in: orthopedics, traumatology

About the department

The Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology at the Hirslanden Clinic Permanence Bern offers the full range of medical services for patients with diseases and injuries of the musculoskeletal system. The area of ​​competence includes effective medical care for diseases and injuries of the shoulder, elbow, knee, hip, wrist joints, pathological lesions of the hand, foot and spine. Depending on the complexity of the clinical case, the treatment can be inpatient or outpatient. The department provides all modern conservative and surgical treatment methods, including postoperative physiotherapy. The Chief Physician of the department is Dr. med. Thomas-Oliver Schneider.

Of particular interest to the department’s doctors is knee and hip endoprosthetics. In most cases, such operations are minimally invasive. Also, when performing operations, the surgeons use computerized navigation systems and robot-assisted techniques to ensure the best possible accuracy, which is especially important when implanting the prosthesis. To replace the joint, only high-quality prostheses with a long service life are used. It is worth noting that the medical facility is the only one in Bern that offers an effective Rapid Recovery concept for postoperative recovery. The program is intended not only to improve the functionality of the prosthesis (the patient can go already on the day of surgery with a full load on the joint), but also to prevent the development of complications or infection.

In addition, conservative treatment methods, for example, gypsum dressings, walking aids, orthopedic shoes, etc., are actively used in clinical practice.

The department’s range of medical services includes:

  • Diagnostics and treatment of hip diseases
    • Hip arthrosis
    • hip dysplasia
    • Femoral offset
      • Drug injection into the hip 
      • Hip endoprosthetics
  • Diagnostics and treatment of knee diseases
    • Knee arthrosis
    • Patellar dislocation
    • Cruciate ligament tear
      • Drug injection into the knee
      • Knee arthroscopy
      • Knee endoprosthetics
      • Tendon transplant surgery
  • Diagnostics and treatment of shoulder diseases
    • Shoulder arthrosis
    • Forearm calcification
    • Frozen shoulder
    • Shoulder dislocation and instability
    • Shoulder impingement syndrome
    • Acromioclavicular joint injuries
    • Clavicle fractures
    • Shoulder sprain
      • Shoulder arthroscopy
      • Shoulder endoprosthetics
      • Tendon transplant surgery
      • Surgical treatment of forearm and shoulder fractures
  • Diagnostics and treatment of elbow diseases
    • Tennis elbow
    • Golfer's elbow
  • Diagnostics and treatment of hand and wrist diseases
    • Arthrosis of the carpometacarpal joint (rhizarthrosis)
    • Wrist fracture
    • Carpal tunnel syndrome
    • Tenosynovitis
      • Surgery to treat wrist fractures
      • Tendon transplant surgery
  • Diagnostics and treatment of foot and ankle diseases
    • Hallux valgus
    • Heel spur
    • Ankle arthrosis
      • Surgical treatment of ankle fractures
      • Tendon transplant surgery
      • Toe amputation
  • Diagnostics and treatment of spinal diseases
    • Herniated discs
    • Spinal curvature disorders
    • Vertebral fractures
      • Surgical treatment
  • Diagnostics and treatment of other diseases, injuries of the musculoskeletal system

Curriculum vitae

Education and Professional Career

  • Since 2007 Specialized Surgical Practice for Knee Diseases and Injuries.
  • 2004 - 2007 Senior Physician, Department of Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, Switzerland. Center of Reference for Minimally Invasive Knee and Hip Arthroplasty, Hospital Oberengadin, Samedan.
  • 2001 - 2004 Assistant Physician, Department of Orthopedics, University Hospital Balgrist, Zurich.
  • 2000 Doctoral thesis, Department of Orthopedics, University Hospital Aachen.
  • 1999 - 2001 Assistant Physician, Department of Traumatology and Hand Surgery, University Hospital Muenster.
  • 1997 Fellow at the Orthopedic Research Lab, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA.

Clinical Interests

  • Specialized knee surgery:
    • Rapid Recovery concept before and after knee surgery.
    • Robot-assisted implantation of knee prostheses, including partial knee prosthetics (MAKO robotic device).
    • Treatment of sports injuries (for example, cruciate ligament tear).
    • Treatment of meniscal injuries.
    • Treatment of cartilage lesions.
    • Surgical treatment of patellar injuries.

Memberships in Professional Societies

  • Swiss Society for Orthopaedics.
  • Swiss Society of Sports Medicine.
  • Berne Society of Orthopedics (BGO).
  • Society for Arthroscopy and Joint Surgery (AGA).
  • German Knee Society.

Photo of the doctor: (c) Hirslanden AG 

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