Privatklinik Bethanien

Dr. med. Urs Munzinger

Consultant trauma and orthopaedic surgeon, member of FMH
Field of activity: hip and knee surgery


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Hospital (1)

Gelenkzentrum Zürich, Privatklinik Bethanien
Toblerstrasse 51
8044 Zürich

Work Experience

since 2012

Second practice at Medical Center Bad Ragaz

since 2011

Organizer of annual Knee Update Davos

since 2010

Development of a patient-specific knee joint (manufacturer: Symbios)

since 2009

Joint Centre Zurich in Privatklinik Bethanien, Zurich

since 1990

Development of Innex knee replacement system (manufacturer: Zimmer, 20,000 units/year) and co-operation with the Biomechanics and Gait Analysis Laboratory at the Federal Institute of Technology Zurich

since 1985

Lecturing assignment at Federal Institute of Technology on sports injuries

since 1980

Member of Professor Müller’s research group (MEM) developing the CLS hip system (Prof Spotorno)

1995 - 2009

Senior Physician and Director, Schulthess Clinic, Zurich

1997 - 2008

Development of International Learning Center and Center of Excellence for Knee and Hip Surgery

1980 - 1995

Medical Director, Orthopaedic Surgery, Schulthess Clinic, Zurich

1976 - 1980

Assistant surgeon and Assistant Medical Director, orthopaedic surgery, Schulthess Clinic, Zurich

1978 - 1979

Patella project (compression measurement), AO Research Institute Davos

1971 - 1975

Surgery, Cantonal Hospital Lucerne (Prof Vogt)


  • Society for Arthroscopy and Joint Surgery, AGA
  • European Society of Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy, ESSKA
  • International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Sports Medicine, ISAKOS
  • International Society of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology, SICOT
  • European Federation of National Associations of Orthopaedic and Traumatology, EFORT
  • European Hip Society, EHS
  • Knee Orthopaedic Working Group, OAK
  • Swiss Society of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, SGO


since 1998

Visiting Professor at Charles University Prague


Title of consultant trauma and orthopaedic surgeon


Degree in medicine

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