Our services

Consultations, examinations and treatment

General rheumatology

The general rheumatology clinic offers expert diagnosis and treatment of all musculoskeletal diseases. These include joint diseases, back pain, muscle problems, soft tissue disorders and bone diseases. Related information

Appointments and information
Tel. +41 44 255 26 87
Fax +41 44 255 44 15
dispo.ruz@usz.ch

Executive Senior Physicians
PD Dr. Adrian Ciurea, MD

Contact address
University Hospital Zurich
Department of Rheumatology
Disposition
Gloriastr. 25
8091 Zurich

Arthritis

The clinical finding of synovitis, a swelling of the joint cell lining is the most important feature of arthritis. The differential diagnosis is very broad at an early stage. The patient’s history, clinical findings and additional investigations (imaging including ultrasonography, analysis of joint fluid, nail fold capillaromiscroscopy, synovial biopsies) are important tools for diagnosis. Related information

Appointments and information
Tel. +41 44 255 26 87
Fax +41 44 255 44 15
dispo.ruz@usz.ch

Executive Senior Physicians
PD Dr. Adrian Ciurea, MD

Contact address
University Hospital Zurich
Department of Rheumatology
Disposition
Gloriastr. 25
8091 Zurich

Rheumatoid arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis is one of the most prevalent and severe chronic inflammatory rheumatic diseases. We offer consultations for the entire range of patient care from diagnosis to comprehensive specialized treatment including quality control. Related information

Appointments and information
Tel. +41 44 255 26 87
Fax +41 44 255 44 15
dispo.ruz@usz.ch

Executive Senior Physicians
PD Dr. Adrian Ciurea, MD

Contact address
University Hospital Zurich
Department of Rheumatology
Disposition
Gloriastr. 25
8091 Zurich

Spondylarthritis (Ankylosing spondylitis)

The concept of spondyloarthritis encompasses a group of inflammatory rheumatic disorders characterized by inflammation of the axial and peripheral skeleton (the spine, including the sacroiliac joints, entheses, and peripheral joints). We offer consultations for the entire range of patient care from diagnosis to comprehensive specialized treatment. Related information

Appointments and information
Tel. +41 44 255 26 87
Fax +41 44 255 44 15
dispo.ruz@usz.ch

Executive Senior Physicians
PD Dr. Adrian Ciurea, MD

Contact address
University Hospital Zurich
Department of Rheumatology
Disposition
Gloriastr. 25
8091 Zurich

Osteoarthritis

Individualized diagnostic process in Osteoarthritis using state of the art techniques. Tailor-made treatment plan using multiple treatment modalities such as informative material, neutraceuticals, medicaments, physiotherapy, ergotherapy, joint injections, braces and orthoses. Related information

Appointments and information
Tel. +41 44 255 26 87
Fax +41 44 255 44 15
dispo.ruz@usz.ch

Executive Senior Physicians
Dr. Lukas Wildi, MD

Contact address
University Hospital Zurich
Department of Rheumatology
Disposition
Gloriastr. 25
8091 Zurich

Connective tissue diseases

Connective tissue diseases are rare inflammatory autoimmune diseases that can affect multiple organs. Diagnosis is often challenging because of the heterogeneous clinical presentations and organ manifestations. Related information

Appointments and information
Tel. +41 44 255 26 87
Fax +41 44 255 44 15
dispo.ruz@usz.ch

Executive Senior Physicians
Prof. Dr. Oliver Distler, MD

Contact address
University Hospital Zurich
Department of Rheumatology
Disposition
Gloriastr. 25
8091 Zurich

Systemic sclerosis

Systemic sclerosis is an orphan systemic autoimmune disease. The individual presentation is highly heterogeneous ranging from mild subclinical involvement to severe life threatening organ manifestations. An individualized assessment is of great importance. Related information

Appointments and information
Tel. +41 44 255 22 66
Fax +41 44 255 89 78
sklerodermie@usz.ch

Executive Senior Physicians
Prof. Dr. Oliver Distler, MD

Contact address
University Hospital Zurich
Sekretariat
Department of Rheumatology
Gloriastr. 25
8091 Zurich

Myopathies

The interdisciplinary outpatient clinic for myopathies offers the individually tailored diagnostic work-up and therapy of patients with inflammatory myopathies. Muscle complaints of yet unknown etiology are evaluated interdisciplinary together with specialists from the center of neuromuscular diseases. Related information

Appointments and information
Tel. +41 44 255 43 83
Fax +41 44 255 89 78
myopathie@usz.ch

Executive Senior Physicians
PD Dr. Britta Maurer, MD

Contact address
University Hospital Zurich
Department of Rheumatology
Disposition
Gloriastr. 25
8091 Zurich

Vasculitis

The vasculitides are a heterogeneous group of diseases with inflammation of blood vessels as the primary manifestation. Patients with vasculitides are assessed either in a specialized out-patient clinic or in the interdisciplinary out-patient clinic in case of multiple organ involvement. Related information

Appointments and information
Tel. +41 44 255 26 87
Fax +41 44 255 44 15
dispo.ruz@usz.ch

Executive Senior Physicians
Prof. Dr. Oliver Distler, MD

Contact address
University Hospital Zurich
Department of Rheumatology
Disposition
Gloriastr. 25
8091 Zurich

Osteoporosis

Appointments and information
Tel. +41 44 255 26 87
Fax +41 44 255 44 15
dispo.ruz@usz.ch

Executive Senior Physicians
Dr. Diana Frey, MD

Contact address
University Hospital Zurich
Center of Osteoporosis
Department of Rheumatology
Gloriastr. 25
8091 Zurich

Spine disorders

Back pain occurs very frequently and usually resolves spontaneously. In case of chronic back pain a precise diagnostic is required to make possible targeted treatment. Related information

Appointments and information
Tel. +41 44 255 26 87
Fax +41 44 255 44 15
dispo.ruz@usz.ch

Executive Senior Physicians
Dr. Lukas Wildi, MD

Contact address
University Hospital Zurich
Department of Rheumatology
Disposition
Gloriastr. 25
8091 Zurich

Nailfold capillaroscopy

Using modern video capillaroscopy equipment, capillary density, microhemorrhages, capillary dilatations and disangiogenesis are assessed. Nailfold capillaroscopy shows specific changes in particular in systemic sclerosis, dermatomyositis and anti-U1-RNP positive mixed connective tissue disease. Related information

Appointments and information
Tel. +41 44 255 26 87
Fax +41 44 255 44 15
dispo.ruz@usz.ch

Executive Senior Physicians
Prof. Dr. Oliver Distler, MD

Contact address
University Hospital Zurich
Department of Rheumatology
Disposition
Gloriastr. 25
8091 Zurich

Musculoskeletal ultrasound

Musculoskeletal ultrasound is a safe and painless imaging method to detect inflammatory, traumatic or degenerative disorders of joints and soft tissue in real time. The images in high resolution are generated by sound waves without x-ray radiation. It complements clinical examination and if necessary, ultrasound-guided injections can directly be performed. Related information

Appointments and information
Tel. +41 44 255 26 87
Fax +41 44 255 44 15
dispo.ruz@usz.ch

Executive Senior Physicians
KD Dr. Sandra Blumhardt, MD
Dr. Martin Toniolo, MD
Dr. Andreas Krebs, MD

Contact address
University Hospital Zurich
Department of Rheumatology
Disposition
Gloriastr. 25
8091 Zurich

Bone densitometry

Appointments and information
Tel. +41 44 255 20 41
Fax +41 44 255 45 65
dispo.ruz@usz.ch

Executive Senior Physicians
Dr. Diana Frey, MD

Contact address
University Hospital Zurich
Center of Osteoporosis
Department of Rheumatology
Gloriastr. 25
8091 Zurich

 

Interventional pain management

Interventional pain management involves special injections at the spine. Related information

Appointments and information
Tel. +41 44 255 26 87
Fax +41 44 255 44 15
dispo.ruz@usz.ch

Executive Senior Physicians
KD Dr. Sandra Blumhardt, MD
Dr. Martin Toniolo, MD

Contact address
University Hospital Zurich
Department of Rheumatology
Disposition
Gloriastr. 25
8091 Zurich

Shockwave therapy
Extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) can be used to treat pain caused by ligament disorders, calcifications and delayed healing of a fracture. Related information

Appointments and information
Tel. +41 44 255 26 87
Fax +41 44 255 44 15
dispo.ruz@usz.ch

Executive Senior Physicians
KD Dr. Sandra Blumhardt, MD
Dr. Susann Enderlin, MD

Contact address
University Hospital Zurich
Department of Rheumatology
Disposition
Gloriastr. 25
8091 Zurich