Special Clinical Focus

  • Foot surgery
  • Hallux valgus
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatism surgery
  • Sports injuries
  • Metatarsalgia
  • Morton’s neuroma
  • Flat valgus foot

About us

Dr. Daniel Krapf, specialist in orthopedic surgery and traumatology of the musculoskeletal system, has led the St. Anna im Bahnhof Foot Center in Lucerne, which is a part of the renowned Hirslanden Private Hospital Group, since 2015. He also directs the Department of Orthopedics at St. Anna im Bahnhof and the Orthopedic Biomechanics and Motion Analysis Laboratory in Meggen. Dr. Krapf is also the Team Doctor of the Lucerne Soccer Club. Not only professional soccer players are cared for at the Foot Center, but also many athletes of all performance classes in various forms of sport. Together with the emergency treatment of injuries, individualized injury prevention, training optimization and the customization of equipment (in particular, sports shoes) also have priority. Dr. Krapf has acquired a variety of certificates which underline his expertise in foot surgery, including the Specialist Foot Surgery Certificate of the German Foot Surgery Association and the Microsurgery Certificate of the University of Basle.

The focus of the specialist in foot surgery is on the surgical and conservative treatment of chronic and acute conditions of the foot and ankle. Dr. Krapf’s work also focuses on biomechanical gait analysis of the feet. Conservative treatments include, for example, the customization of special orthopedic shoes, insoles and ortheses, as well as targeted physical therapy application. Surgical procedures on the forefoot, midfoot and hindfoot and on the ankle include the treatment of hammer toes and claw toes, tendon displacement, infections, instability, bony fractures, osteoarthritis, ruptured tendon and prosthetic ankles, for example. The specialists at the Dr. Krapf Foot Center work in interdisciplinary collaboration across a variety of specialist fields. Thus, the patient’s primary care physician, as well as, for example, rheumatologists, orthopedic shoemakers and physical therapists are closely involved in the treatment. This collaboration enables a comprehensive consideration and treatment of the patient’s condition. The Orthopedic Biomechanics and Motion Analysis Laboratory under the medical supervision of Dr. Krapf provides state-of-the-art facilities and competent personnel; here, the patient’s condition can also be analyzed over and above the physical and x-ray examination. A thorough diagnosis and precise planning of the treatment are the best prerequisites for outstanding and sustainable treatment results. During the treatment, Dr. Krapf accompanies his patients on the road back to their personal goals in everyday life and in sport. The Dr. Krapf Foot Center in the St. Anna im Bahnhof Health Center is the right place to go for all medical questions on the topic of feet: here, you will be given personal advice, your questions will be answered and your personalized treatment will be set up together with you.

Diagnostic Services

  • Clinical examination
  • Compartment pressure measurement following load
  • Digital x-ray at the St. Anna im Bahnhof Health Center
  • Magnetic resonance tomography (MRI) and ultrasound at the St. Anna im Bahnhof Health Center
  • Professional and scientific motion analysis in the Orthopedic Biomechanics and Motion Analysis Laboratory
  • Running analysis on the treadmill
  • Computed tomography (including dual-energy) and scintigraphy examination in the St. Anna Hospital
  • Diagnostic procedures and arthroscopy

Therapeutic Services

Conservative Therapy:
  • Tailored conservative therapy (provision of shoes, insoles and ortheses)
  • Jointly with St. Anna im Bahnhof Physical Therapy, Sports Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine (exercise therapy, shockwave therapy, PRP-autohemotherapy, local therapies, ultrasound, iontophoresis, osteopathy, lymphatic drainage and out-patient rehabilitation)
  • Optimization of athletes’ training according to individual biomechanics and anatomy
Surgical Therapy:
  • The St. Anna Foot Centre performs surgery on the forefoot, midfoot and hindfoot and on the ankle and also provides follow-up treatment and post-surgical examinations.
  • All conservative and surgical foot and ankle procedures, out-patient and in-patient surgery
  • Surgery and examination of other areas of the musculoskeletal system are arranged jointly with the appropriate specialists.
Surgery Site:
  • We perform surgery at the St. Anna Hirslanden Hospital in Lucerne, the Uster Hospital in the Canton of Zurich and at the Meggen Hirslanden Hospital

Special Offers / Arrangements / Rooms

  • You can speak to us / contact us in the following languages: German, English, Hungarian, French and Italian. We would be happy to arrange a translator for other languages following prior request
  • Central and convenient location, directly in the Lucerne rail station
  • Biomechanics Laboratory, large team of specialists in various specialist fields at the St. Anna im Bahnhof Health Center
Leading Medicine Guide

Selected expert in the specialist field Foot Surgery

Other services

  • All established techniques for hammer toes and claw toes, metatarsalgia
  • Hallux valgus
  • Hallux rigidus
  • Hallux varus
  • Tendon displacement
  • Bony fractures
  • Revision surgery
  • Infections
  • Osteoarthritis surgery
  • Metatarsalgia
  • Instability
  • Bony fractures
  • Revision surgery
  • Changeover surgery
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Changeovers
  • Flat valgus foot / hollowfoot / clubfoot
  • Revision surgery
Tendon surgery / neurosurgery / soft tissue surgery:
  • Acute and chronic conditions of the Achilles tendon
  • Replacement surgery for tendon rupture
  • Treatment of fresh tendon tears
  • Surgery to all tendons
  • Ganglion / synovial cyst surgery
  • Tendon displacement / tenodesis
  • Revision surgery
  • Surgery for Morton’s neuroma
  • Osteochondral lesion (cartilage injury)
  • Bony fractures
  • Surgery for osteoarthritis
  • Stiff joints
  • Changeover surgery
  • Diagnostic and therapeutic arthroscopy
  • Ligament reconstruction / ankle instability
  • Revision surgery
  • Ankle prosthetics
  • Accessory bones


Airports near

  • Zurich airport42.1 miles (approximately 67.8 km)

Railway stations in the vicinity

  • Lucerne station0 yards (approximately 0 m)