Special Clinical Focus

  • Conditions and injuries of the shoulder, elbow, hand, hips, knee, ankle and foot
  • Arthroscopic and open procedures
  • Joint replacement
  • Sports injuries

About us

Ortho Cham Zug – Four highly qualified bone and joint specialists, who together form the Center of Excellence for the Musculoskeletal System. Dr. Pascal Ducommun, Dr. Flueckiger, Dr. Gathmann and Dr. Roethlisberger specialize in individual emphases and hence cover the entire human musculoskeletal system because at the Ortho Cham Zug Center of Excellence for the Musculoskeletal System, the fact is: Broad, superficial knowledge is not asked for. Rather, specialization in a very narrow field within orthopedics helps to provide a more precise diagnosis, more carefully targeted treatment and a better treatment result in an individual case. The orthopedics specialists utilize all of their experience and competence in order to help to provide their patients a rapid recovery and to regain pain-free mobility. The individual is always the focus and comprehensive, competent care within the framework of a confident doctor / patient relationship promotes the healing process optimally. For this reason, both patients with general insurance and patients with additional insurance are welcome at Ortho Cham Zug. The orthopedic specialists at the Center of Excellence for the Musculoskeletal System also invariably work at the cutting edge of science and, in their surgical procedures, have recourse to the entire spectrum of advanced medical technology at the Hirslanden Andreas Hospital in Cham, Zug. Collaboration with this renowned hospital guarantees outstanding patient care directly prior to and following surgery.

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Dr. Sebastian Gathmann

FMH specialist in orthopedic surgery and traumatology of the musculoskeletal system
Core competences: Surgery to the shoulder and elbow 

Shoulder

  • Impingement and AC joint surgery (arthroscopic and open)
  • Reconstruction of the rotator cuff (patch augmentation, arthroscopic and open)
  • Muscle transfer for irreparable rotator cuff lesions (latissimus dorsi, pectoralis major)
  • Arthroscopic and open stabilization following luxation of the shoulder (Latarjet, Bankart repair)
  • Arthroscopic and open reconstruction following AC joint luxation
  • Shoulder prosthetics (anatomical, inverse, fracture)
  • Corrective osteotomy

Elbow

  • Autologous blood therapy for epicondylitis humeri radialis and ulnaris
  • Arthroscopic procedures to the elbow (loose bodies, cartilage injury, plica)
  • Surgical treatment for epicondylitis humeri radialis and ulnaris (arthroscopic and open)
  • Ligament and tendon reconstruction and replacement plastic surgery
  • Elbow stiffness (arthroscopic and open surgical treatment)
  • Elbow prosthetics
  • Corrective osteotomy
  • All traumatology of the musculoskeletal system, focusing on the treatment or fractures, sports injuries and other trauma sequelae in the upper extremities

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Dr. Roman Flueckiger

FMH specialist in orthopedic surgery and traumatology of the musculoskeletal system
Core competences: Surgery to the ankle and foot Ankle

Ankle

  • Arthroscopic treatment of the upper and lower ankle joint
  • Corrective osteotomy to the upper ankle joint
  • Prosthetics of the upper ankle joint
  • Arthrodesis of the upper and lower ankle joint
  • Correction of pes planovalgus malposition
  • Treatment of tendon pathologies (Achilles tendon, peroneal tendon, tibialis posterior tendon, tendon transfer surgery)
  • Ligament plasty to the upper ankle joint
  • Traumatology treatment of the ankle joint and the hind foot
  • Treatment of sports injuries
  • Revision procedures to the ankle joint

Foot

  • Hallux valgus correction
  • Treatment for Hallux rigidus
  • Correction of deformities of the toes (hammer toes and claw toes)
  • Nerve compression syndrome
  • Osteoarthritis treatment, corrective osteotomy
  • Soft tissue procedures (ganglion, lipoma)
  • Traumatology treatment of the foot (fracture or soft tissue injury)
  • Revision procedures to the forefoot and midfoot
  • All traumatology of the musculoskeletal system, focusing on the treatment of fractures, sports injuries and other trauma sequelae in the lower extremities

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Dr. Martin Roethlisberger

FMH specialist in orthopedic surgery and traumatology of the musculoskeletal system
Core competences: Surgery to the hip and knee

Hips

  • Impingement treatment (minimal invasive)
  • Hip prosthetics (minimal invasive technique)
  • Replacement of hip joint prostheses
  • Treatment of infections of hip joint prostheses
  • Improperly healed / non-healed fractures
  • Treatment of fractures of the femoral shaft
  • Correction of malposition in the femoral region

Knee

  • Arthroscopy with meniscal cartilage treatment and cruciate ligament replacement
  • Stabilizing surgery to the patella
  • Joint-maintaining osteoarthritis surgery
  • Osteotomy for the correction of axial malalignment
  • Knee prosthetics
  • Replacement of knee joint prostheses
  • Treatment of knee joint prosthesis infections
  • Treatment of fractures near the knee joint
  • Treatment of improperly healed or non-healed fractures
  • All traumatology of the musculoskeletal system focusing on the treatment of fractures, sports injuries and other trauma sequelae in the hip and knee

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Dr. Pascal Ducommun, M.Sc.

FMH specialist in hand surgery FMH specialist in plastic, reconstructive and esthetic surgery Medical Consultant (SIM)
Core competences: Hand surgery and plastic-reconstructive surgery

Hand

  • Primary hand surgical care
  • All peripheral nerve surgery to the upper extremities
  • Secondary bone and joint reconstruction, including microvascular tissue transfer
  • Soft tissue reconstruction including free microvascular tissue transfer
  • Treatment of tendon pathologies (Achilles tendon, peroneal tendon, tibialis posterior tendon, tendon transfer surgery)
  • Tendon and ligament reconstruction
  • Surgical and interventional treatment for Dupuytren’s contracture
  • Joint replacement, PIP joints and distal radioulnar joint
  • All traumatology of the musculoskeletal system focusing on the treatment of fractures, sports injuries and other trauma sequelae of the hand

Plastic-reconstructive surgery

  • Soft tissue reconstruction of the lower extremities
  • Peripheral nerve surgery to the lower extremities
  • Osseous reconstruction of the lower extremities

Diagnostic Services

  • Clinical examination
  • Detailed preliminary and findings consultations
  • X-ray
  • CT
  • MRI
  • Ultrasound diagnostics

Therapeutic Services

  • Treatment prior to surgery
  • Physical therapy
  • Training therapy
  • State-of-the-art surgical techniques
  • Infiltration for pain therapy (e.g. treatment with autologous blood, cortisone, artificial synovial fluid)
  • Arthroscopic and open procedures
  • Revision procedures for prior surgery
  • Restoration and replacement of ligaments and tendons
  • Treatment of sports injuries

Special Offers / Arrangements / Rooms

  • Parking available
  • Good bus and train connections
Leading Medicine Guide

Selected expert in the specialist field Orthopedics

Directions

Airports near

  • Zurich airport28 miles (approximately 45 km)

Railway stations in the vicinity

  • Cham rail station711 yds. (approximately 650 m)