The Balgrist University Hospital, together with the University Hospital Zurich, takes care of patients suffering from a rare disease of the musculoskeletal system.
At the international level, rare diseases are also called “orphan diseases”. Congenital defects in the formation of connective tissue and bones (for example, Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, Marfan syndrome or osteogenesis imperfecta), as well as metabolic disorders, lead to significant limitations in the patient's daily life. Although the disease affects many different organs, musculoskeletal complaints are perceived as particularly severe.
Various specialists (cardiologists, rheumatologists, endocrinologists, orthopedists) work closely with specialists in the field of rare diseases of the skeletal system and connective tissue. Dr. med. Bianca Link, Senior Physician at the University Children's Hospital, along with orthopedic specialists from the Balgrist University Hospital, Dr. med. Madeleine Schöni and K.D. honey. Thomas Beni work at Balgrist University Hospital.
Conservative (eg, shoe adjustment, splint placement) and surgical musculoskeletal treatment may be recommended for patients.