Endoprosthetics Specialist in Zurich PD Dr Kohl

PD Dr Sandro Kohl

Specialist in Endoprosthetics
Zurich, Switzerland

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Treatment Focus

  • Knee endoprosthetics using the rapid recovery procedure
  • Partial knee prosthesis (one-sided replacement, mobile bearing knee cap replacement)
  • Total knee prosthesis (3D prosthesis, individual and patient-specific)
  • Revision endoprosthetics/replacement operations
  • Tumour endoprosthetics
  • General traumatology and sports surgery

Medical Range

Range of Diagnostic Services

  • Clinical examinations
  • X-ray
  • CT
  • MRI
  • Sonography
  • Laboratory
  • Diagnostics for knee injuries and bone fractures
  • Diagnostics for knee arthrosis
  • Special consultation hour: "Painful knee prostheses"
  • Second and expert opinions for diseases of the knee joint


Range of Therapeutic Services

  • Endoprosthetics of the knee joint using the rapid recovery procedure (minimally invasive and soft-tissue-sparing): partial prostheses (unicompartmental or retropatellar), total knee prosthesis (patient-specific 3D prostheses)
  • Knee prosthesis replacement: simple and complex prosthesis replacement surgery in the case of loosening, wear and tear, malalignment or functional disorders, tumour endoprosthetics or prosthesis infections
  • Sports injuries of the knee: meniscal, cruciate ligament, collateral ligament and complex ligament injuries, cartilage damage, patellar stabilisation
  • Cruciate ligament surgery: cruciate-ligament-preserving therapies, cruciate ligament reconstruction, revision operations after a repeat cruciate ligament tear
  • Cartilage surgery: cartilage repair and cartilage transplantation
  • General traumotology and especially complex bone fractures and ligament ruptures at the knee joint
  • Knee arthrosis: non-surgical therapy, corrective osteotomy for correction of the mechanical axis

About PD Dr Sandro Kohl

PD Dr Sandro Kohl is a specialist in knee endoprosthetics and practice owner of Ortho-Kohl AG at the Hirslanden Clinic Trauma Centre in Zurich. His main treatment focuses include diagnosis and therapy of knee injuries and the implantation of patient-specific 3D knee endoprostheses using the rapid recovery procedure. Furthermore, the analysis and treatment of painful knee prostheses is another focus. In addition, the knee specialist supports the University Hospital of Berne as a Senior Consultant for complex knee injuries.

Specialist in Knee Surgery in the Case of Knee Injuries and Artificial Knee Joint Replacement

As a specialist in orthopaedic surgery and traumatology, Dr Kohl specialises in the diagnosis and treatment of injuries and degenerative diseases, primarily of the knee joint. He practises at the Hirslanden Trauma Centre in Zurich and at Orthoplus in Berne. In doing so, Dr Kohl attaches great importance to detailed individual diagnostics in order to select the appropriate treatment method that should lead to the best possible result for the patient.

Diagnostics and Therapy for Knee Injuries

PD Dr Kohl treats the entire spectrum of knee injuries. In the case of meniscal injuries, where surgery is always performed arthroscopically, he places particular importance to the individual situation of the patient in question. Dr Kohl always prefers preservation of the meniscus with meniscal suturing or sometimes even meniscal transplantation over a removal, if possible. Should it be necessary to combine therapy of the meniscal injury with further treatments, these will be carried out during the same operation, if feasible as well.

For cruciate ligament injuries, dislocation of the knee joint and patellar instability, Dr Kohl has numerous modern surgical methods he can call upon. Here again, detailed diagnostics are the priority for determining the individual treatment concept. Besides techniques preserving the cruciate ligament, Dr Kohl performs minimally invasive cruciate ligament reconstructions using autologous or donor tendons. Even in the case of a repeat cruciate ligament tear after a previously performed surgery, or when there are complex injuries of several ligaments, the knee specialist performs revision procedures.

Implantation of Patient-Specific 3D Knee Prostheses Using the Rapid Recovery Procedure

A special focus of PD Dr Kohl's medical activities is the implantation of hip and knee prostheses. He performs all endoprosthetic operations using minimally invasive techniques and the latest patient-specific 3D implants. Rapid recovery is guaranteed as part of the individually tailored rapid recovery procedure.

The fast-track or rapid recovery procedure is a medical concept in which recovery time is shortened. Thus, the patient's optimal post-surgery behaviour is already practised ahead of the incision. The operation is also performed in a most minimally invasive and tissue-sparing manner as possible. After surgery, Dr Kohl focuses on immediate mobilisation and rehabilitation. The patient quickly senses an improvement compared to the situation ahead of surgery and can thus benefit from the procedure in the shortest time possible.

Second Opinion and Revision Procedures in Case of Painful Knee Prostheses

In addition to implanting artificial knee joints, Dr Kohl is also expert in knee endoprosthesis replacement surgery. During a specially scheduled consultation hour about ‘Painful Knee Prostheses’, he takes time to comprehensively analyse patients’ problems. Consultations can take place as part of a second opinion or as an initial advice in case of problems with artificial knee joints. In either circumstance, treatment is individually tailored to the existing condition and the patient’s personal needs.

Further information is available at PD Dr Sandro Kohl's website.

Curriculum Vitae

2018 - present Senior Consultant for Complex and Difficult Musculoskeletal Procedures, Especially Knee Surgery, University Hospital for Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology, Inselspital Berne (Prof. Dr K. A. Siebenrock)
2017 - present Partner at the Hirslanden Trauma Centre, Hirslanden Clinic, Zurich
2017 - present In-Patient Physician, Permanence Clinic, Hirslanden, Berne
2017 Associate Professor (venia docendi) for Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology/especially Knee Surgery (University of Berne)
2012 - 2017 Head of the Department for Knee Surgery and Sports Traumatology, University Clinic for Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology, Inselspital, Berne (Prof. Dr K. A. Siebenrock)
2014 Fellowship: Dr Adolph V. Lombardi, Jr, Joint Implant Surgeons, New Albany, OH, USA
2010 - 2012 Deputy Head of the Department for Knee Surgery and Sports Traumatology, University Clinic for Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology, Inselspital, Berne (Prof. Dr K. A. Siebenrock)
2009 - 2010 Senior Physician, Clinic for Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine, Lucerne Cantonal Hospital (Prof. Dr M. Beck)
2009 Research Assistant at the Hon. Dr Robert Mathys Foundation, Member of the Innovation Group, Mathys AG, Switzerland
2008 Swiss Medical Association Specialist Qualification in Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology of the Musculoskeletal System (University of Berne)
2008 Assistant Physician, University Clinic for Plastic and Hand Surgery, Inselspital Berne (Prof. E. Vögeli)
2003 - 2008 Assistant physician, University Hospital for Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology, Inselspital Berne (Prof. R. Ganz/Prof. Dr K. A. Siebenrock)
2002 - 2003 Assistant Physician, University Emergency Centre, Inselspital Berne (Prof. Dr H. Zimmermann)
1996 - 2002 Study of medicine (Humboldt University Berlin)

Medical Team

  • Dr Markus G. AmgwerdDr Markus G. Amgwerd
    Specialist in Surgery
  • Dr Werner JaeckDr Werner Jaeck
    Specialist in Hand Surgery, Surgery, Plastic, Reconstructive, and Cosmetic Surgery
  • Prof. Dr Marius KeelProf. Dr Marius Keel
    Specialist in Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery, and Traumatology of the Locomotor System


The Hirslanden Clinic has 330 single and double rooms at its disposal. During the furnishing process, special attention was paid to a pleasant atmosphere.

The Comprehensive Facilities Ensure a Comfortable Stay:

Electrically adjustable beds.

WC and shower. Terrycloth linen, soap and shower gel are provided for you. A hair dryer, shower cap, bath slippers and bathrobe are available to you on request.

Cabinet with lockable safe for your personal possessions or small amounts of money. Please do not bring valuables (jewellery, large amounts of cash, etc.) with you to the clinic – we accept no liability for damage, loss or theft.

Telephone connection with direct dialling and telephone card. For safety reasons, mobile phones are not permitted in some areas of the clinic.

Radio and TV
Radio and TV with a large selection of national and international programmes. If you wish, you can have a DVD device installed; however, the clinic does not lend out DVDs.

Internet and E-Mail
A wireless connection for Internet access is available free of charge in the sickrooms.

Every day, we offer our patients with supplemental private insurance a daily newspaper, the NZZ Tages-Anzeiger as well as the International New York Times, the Corriere del Ticino or Le Temps to choose from. Other foreign language and international publications are available.


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PD Dr Sandro Kohl

Hirslanden Trauma Centre
Ortho-Kohl AG
Witellikerstrasse 40, CH-8032 Zürich

T: +41 44 504 75 85
E: kohl@primomedico.com


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