Further development of process optimisation in the treatment pathways through regular interdisciplinary meetings and critical questioning of traditional treatment paths under "evidence base criteria", i.e. orientation towards medical science supported by empirical evidence. The Rapid Recovery Concept, which was successfully implemented in Switzerland for the first time, is an example of this development.
Coupling of the existing three-dimensional CT imaging for back operations with an X-ray reducing navigation device and co-development of this system.
Acquisition of further radiological equipment, e.g. EOS, to refine general preoperative and postoperative diagnostics in a new dimension and development of individual three-dimensional pelvic position-dependent acetabular positioning in combination with navigation in hip endoprosthetics. The aim is to further reduce the already low dislocation rates and at the same time to further improve the range of motion after implantation of a hip prosthesis.
The EOS device can also be used to introduce three-dimensional low-radiation diagnostics of the musculoskeletal system, including the spine.
Additional improvement of three-dimensional prosthesis planning in hip endoprosthetics with the Medicut system on a CT basis.
Continuation of development projects in endoprosthetics with large-scale industry concerning instrumentation for anterior access (Condor retractor system), a new hip stem (core hip), navigation for controlling leg length differences, among other things, and the operating table (Rotex table) for minimally invasive, i.e. tissue-conserving, hip endoprosthetics including fractures of the proximal femur.
Continuation of the continuous evaluation of postoperative results and publication at specialist congresses in specialist journals, as doctoral theses or in book contributions.
- Expansion of the "reference clinic" status
- Expansion of the FMH training centre for orthopaedics and traumatology of the musculoskeletal system with additional training in hand surgery.
- Further development of sports medicine services, including the introduction of cartilage cell transplants in April 2018 as the first hospital in Valais.
- Establishment of an osteoporosis centre under the direction of Dr Krappel.
- Further development of post-inpatient rehabilitation, which has been available in the rehabilitation department at the Brig site since April 2015.