About the Partner
Schulthess Klinik - 360-degree competence for movement
Schulthess Klinik is one of the leading orthopaedic clinics in Europe with around 1100 employees. As a specialist orthopaedic clinic, it concentrates on sophisticated treatments of the musculoskeletal and support system. The main focuses are surgical orthopaedics, spinal neurosurgery, neurology, rheumatology, manual medicine and sports medicine. Schulthess Klinik’s primary concern is to relieve people of their pain and restore their mobility. The clinic is open to patients with general and supplementary insurance.
The clinic was founded in 1883 and has been run by the Wilhelm Schulthess Foundation since 1935. With its long tradition of research, it is committed to constantly improving treatments.
This is why Schulthess Klinik is supporting CYBATHLON
Schulthess Klinik focuses on people and how they move with the basic values of top-class medical services, a humane approach and innovation. CYBATHLON also embodies these values. ‘Outstanding performance made possible by brilliant innovations and close cooperation in a team – all in an effort to help people who need assistance – we are pleased to be able to support a project as meaningful as CYBATHLON by serving as a medical partner,’ explains CEO Andrea Rytz.
Medical know-how for safety and fair starting conditions
As part of its comprehensive commitment, Schulthess Klinik is making its services available to CYBATHLON 2020, particularly as a medical partner. The medical partnership comprises medical checks for pilots to ensure safety and fair starting conditions.
The pilots undergo a medical check before they can start competing in their discipline. The Schulthess Klinik medical team is responsible for the medical preparation for and implementation of these medical checks. It assesses each of the starting pilots, most of them in collaboration with a specialist on the ground via a remote examination. The teams come from over 20 countries spread across different time zones around the world. Depending on the discipline, the medical team checks other aspects with the specialists on the ground, including neurological tests in particular. The medical checks ensure the safety of the pilots and guarantee fair starting conditions.
The medical team
The medical team is led by the two neurologists Prof. Jiří Dvořák and Dr Zina-Mary Manjaly. They both have extensive experience in clinical work directly with patients as well as in scientific research activities. Thanks to Schulthess Klinik’s interdisciplinary approach, they frequently exchange ideas with other specialist departments at Schulthess Klinik. Surgical and conservative disciplines, as well as internal medicine and research, work hand in hand with neurology and can be consulted if required, including for the CYBATHLON medical checks.
Cooperation between Schulthess Klinik and ETH Zurich
Schulthess Klinik maintains a long-standing research and teaching partnership with ETH Zurich, which incorporates clinical questions into the research performed by ETH and therefore promotes the use of new technologies for the treatment of patients with musculoskeletal problems.
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