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Clinic for Internal Medicine

In the specialist area of rheumatology, we deal with the diagnosis and treatment of diseases affecting the musculoskeletal system, including joints, spine, muscles, tendons and bones.

Diseases or changes to the musculoskeletal system can be congenital or develop due to inflammation, wear and tear, metabolic disorders, infections or as a result of accidents.

Discover the five key areas of rheumatology

  • Inflammatory rheumatic diseases of the joints such as rheumatoid arthritis (formerly chronic polyarthritis), psoriatic arthritis (inflammation of the joints with psoriasis of the skin), collagenoses (systemic lupus erythematosus, scleroderma) and the spine such as ankylosing spondylitis
  • Degenerative rheumatic diseases of the peripheral joints such as osteoarthritis (wear and tear of the joint cartilage) and of the spine (disc abrasions, disc hernias, narrow spinal canal)
  • Post-operative and post-traumatic conditions following operations or accidents: such as hip and knee prostheses
  • Metabolic diseases: such as osteoporosis (bone weakness), gout and pseudogout (crystal arthritis)
  • Acute and chronic pain in the musculoskeletal system, localised or generalised

Our consultant physicians for rheumatology

In the field of rheumatology, we work closely with the specialist and head physician at the ZURZACH Care Rehabilitation Clinic Zollikerberg, Dr Alexander Nydegger.

Rehabilitation clinic Zollikerberg

At the Zollikerberg Rehabilitation Clinic, you will receive high-quality musculoskeletal rehabilitation at a high medical level. The clinic is located in the west wing of our hospital.