Special Clinical Focus

  • Prosthetic knee
  • Prosthetic hip
  • Partial prosthetic knee joint
  • Hallux surgery
  • Arthroscopy of the knee joint
  • Cruciate ligament surgery

About us

Dr Martin Reese is the co-proprietor and Senior Consultant of the Gut Hospital in Chur, a hospital for orthopaedic surgery and accident surgery with branches in Chur, St. Moritz, Zurich and Ascona. As a specialist in knee endoprosthetics and hip endoprosthetics, Dr Reese in Chur is also responsible for the treatment of patients who require an artificial hip or knee joint due to an injury or a degenerative process (degenerative disorder).

Other specialist fields of Dr Martin Reese are foot surgery and traumatology of the musculoskeletal system. Due to the complexity of the joint, the treatment of injuries to and disorders of the knee joint necessitates extensive medical knowledge. The knee specialists under Dr Reese in Chur have longstanding experience in the care of patients with a wide variety of disorders of the knee. So, the range of services of the knee surgery and knee endoprosthetics specialists in Chur includes the treatment of osteoarthritis (joint wear) and fractures, surgery to the menisci, cartilage treatments, cruciate ligament reconstruction and the insertion of artificial knee joints, as well as osteotomy, that is, the targeted division of the bone in order to correct a malposition.

At the knee endoprosthetics department in Chur, Dr Reese implants knee prostheses (knee endoprostheses, knee joint prostheses), which either wholly or only partially replace the knee joints. Surgery of this type is predominantly utilised at the knee endoprosthetics department in Chur for severe osteoarthritis of the knee joint and following injury to the knee. As a result, Dr Martin Reese is able to restore pain-free mobility and, for unstable ligaments, to enhance the stability of the knee joint.

Pronounced osteoarthritis of the hip joint causes pain and limits movement. By means of an artificial hip joint, Dr Reese in Chur is able to improve the mobility and stability and to alleviate the pain. The hip joint can be partially or completely replaced at the hip endoprosthetics department in Chur. The hip joint surgery at the hip endoprosthetics department in Chur is performed either under a general anaesthetic or regional anaesthesia. In order to accelerate the healing process, the patients of the hip endoprosthetics department in Chur stand up and take their first steps as early as the first or second day following the surgery.

Dr Reese creates an individualised physiotherapy exercise programme for each patient, which commences as early as the first days after surgery, and develops a follow-up and rehabilitation plan. After approximately seven to ten days, the patients are discharged home or to Rehabilitation, depending on the individual recovery and, depending on the physical stress at the workplace, can take up their work again after around eight to twelve weeks.

Diagnostic Services

  • Digital radiology technique
  • MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging): the most advanced imaging system for depicting and imaging disease- or damage-related changes inside the human body. Thanks to its large opening, MRI is particularly suitable for patients with claustrophobia and is very patient-friendly.

Special Offers / Arrangements / Rooms

  • 24-hour emergency service
  • Flight service
  • Heliport
  • Airport pick-up service

For after-care or for an initial consultation, the specialists of the Gut Hospital would be happy to help you once per week at the practice office at the Airport Medical Centre at Zurich-Kloten airport.

Leading Medicine Guide

Selected expert in the specialist field Orthopedics

Other services

  • Osteoarthritis of the knee
  • Osteoarthritis of the hip
  • Hallux valgus
  • Damaged menisci
  • Cruciate ligament rupture


Airports near

  • Zurich airportapprox. 77.7 miles (125 km)
  • Airport Asconaapprox. 140 km

Railway stations in the vicinity

  • Train station churapprox. 750 m