Dr. Isam El-Masri, a specialist in orthopedic surgery and traumatology of the musculoskeletal system, opened his Berne Foot and Ankle Office in 2013 and moved his office in the Old City of Berne, Switzerland since 2018. All conditions and injuries to the ankle and foot are assessed, diagnosed and treated, either conservatively or with minimally invasive surgical techniques. A variety of conditions or injuries to the foot can significantly change the everyday life of affected patients, with many complaints resulting in immobility or significant limitations to daily life.
Even if conservative treatment is paramount at Dr. El-Masri’s office, surgery is frequently unavoidable if the condition or injury permits this. Surgery, including minimal invasive surgery, is performed close by at the Salem Hospital in the Altenberg district of the city of Berne. Dr. El-Masri is performing minimal invasive foot surgery at the Foot Office in Bern since 2014, whereby he has primarily specialized in bunion surgery. Bunions result in a tilted position of the great toe, frequently with displacement of the second toe. The benefits of a minimal invasive procedure are clear with a shorter surgery duration, no screws or plates and very small wounds, which means that the rehabilitation time is also significantly accelerated.
Dr. Isam El-Masri treats conditions and injuries to the ankle and foot, whether these are fractures, corrections of deformities of the toes, ligament and tendon reconstruction, nerve problems or diabetic and rheumatologic foot disorders. In conservative treatment, Dr. El-Masri relies on proven aids such as physical therapy and enables better mobility through use of orthopedic insoles or shoes or compression stockings. He also provides treatment with injections or using splints and bandages.
Dr. Isam El-Masri’s patients value his caring attitude and the large amount of time that he spends on each of his patients, with the objective of restoring mobility as rapidly as possible.
Prescription of medical aids (splints, bandages, compression stockings, etc.)
Fractures of the ankle and foot
Minimal invasive / percutaneous surgery to the foot (including bunion deformities and toe correction)
Correction of deformities of the toes
Correction of deformities of the midfoot and hind foot
Surgery for degenerative joint conditions
Ligament and tendon reconstruction
Arthroscopic surgery (keyhole technique)
Surgery for nerve problems in the foot
Prosthetic replacement of the ankle joint and metatarsophalangeal joint of the great toe