Dr. Daniel Krapf, specialist in orthopedic surgery and traumatology of the musculoskeletal system, has led the Foot Center in Lucerne since 2018. He also directs the Department of Orthopedics at St. Anna im Bahnhof and the Orthopedic Biomechanics and Motion Analysis Laboratory at the renowned Hirslanden Private Hospital Group 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, bone 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 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.