Pyramid Clinic specialists

Dr. med. Christian Sommer

Seefeldstrasse 27
8008 Zürich

Phone 041 418 70 00
Fax 041 418 70 01


» 2000 Specialist for Orthopaedic Surgery FMH 
» 1997 Final Examination in Orthopaedic Surgery, Berne
» 1992 Thesis and Promotion Dr. med. 
» 1989 Final Examination Medical School University of Basle, Switzerland 


» 01.01.2011 Opening of the Footclinic in Zurich
» 01.10.2009 Affiliation at the private Pyramid Clinic at the Lake in Zurich, The Pyramid Clinic is Member of the Swiss Leading Hospitals.
» 01.04.2008 Affiliation at the Bethesda Hospital in Basle. The Bethesda Hospital is Member of the Swiss Leading Hospitals.
» 01.01.2008 Affiliation at the private Swissana Clinic in Meggen
» 01.03.2007 Opening of the Footclinic at Haldenstrasse 6 in Lucerne
» 01.02.2003 Practice for Orthopaedic Surgery at the Clinic St. Anna, Lucerne, Switzerland Subspecialty Foot and Ankle Surgery
» 2000 - 2002 Senior physician Schulthess Clinic Zurich, Switzerland, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Center for Foot Surgery, Shoulder Surgery, Dr. B. Simmen, MD, Dr. H. K. Schwyzer, MD, Dr. P. Rippstein, MD 
» 1999 - 2000 Senior physician Kantonsspital Baden, Switzerland, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology, Prof. Dr.H. Säuberli, MD, Dr. R.-P. Meyer, MD
» 1997 - 1999 Schulthess Clinic Zurich, Switzerland, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Dr. U. Munzinger, MD, Dr. B. Simmen, MD, Dr. T. Drobný, MD, Dr. H.K. Schwyzer, MD, Dr. P. Rippstein, MD, 
» 1997 Kantonsspital Liestal, Switzerland, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Prof. Dr. P. Ochsner, MD
» 1993 - 1996 Kantonsspital Bruderholz, Switzerland, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Prof. Dr. W. Müller, MD
» 1992 - 1993 Spital Davos, Switzerland, Department of Surgery, Prof. Dr. P. Matter, MD
» 1991 - 1992 Human Performance Laboratory, University of Calgary, Canada, Prof. B. M. Nigg, Dr. sc. Postdoctoral Fellowship in Biomechanics of the Foot
» 1989 - 1991 Aeromedical Institute FAI, Swiss Air Force, Dübendorf, Switzerland, Dr. A. Gubser, MD 

Fellowship / Visit

» 2004 Lowell S. Weil, DPM, MBA, FACFAS, Foot&Ankle Institute, Chicago, USA 
» 2001 EFORT Travelling Fellowship, Czech and Slovak Republics
» 1998 Siegwart T. Hansen, MD, Chief of Foot Surgery, Harbourview Hospital, Seattle, USA
» 1993 Roger A. Mann, MD, private clinic, former president of the American Foot and Ankle Society, Oakland, California, USA


» November  1995 until November 1996 Teacher for Traumatology at the School of Physiotherapy Bethesda Hospital in Basle 

Publications / Books

» Sommer C - Operationstechniken in der Fusschirurgie. Springer Verlag WienNewYork, December 2011
» Sommer C - Fusschirurgie - Ein praktischer Leitfaden. Springer Verlag WienNewYork, 1st Edition July 2006, 2nd Edition October 2009 


Deutsch, Englisch, Französisch, Italienisch


» Swiss Foot and Ankle Society
» American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society
» European Society of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
» Society of Foot and Ankle Surgery GFFC
» German Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society 
» Sociaty of Southern German Orthopaedic Surgeons
» Foederatio Medicorum Helveticorum
» Swiss Orthopaedic and Trauma Society
» Swiss Society of Sports Medicine
» Swiss Medical Rehabilitation Society 
» Swiss Society of Rheumatology
» Swiss Insurance Medicine SIM
» Society of Orthopaedic Surgeons of Central Switzerland ISO
» Rheuma League Lucerne
» Swiss Association of Physicians in Private Clinics
» Swiss Flight Surgeons Association 


» Sommer C - Prosthesis of the ankle joint -  A good option in treating severe arthrosis: Arab Health 2010; 2: 20-21
» Sommer C - Knicksenkfuss infolge Insuffizienz der Tibialis-posterior-Sehne: Klinik, Pathomechanik und Behandlungsoptionen. Arthritis + Rheuma 2006; 26:157-163
» Sommer C, Hintermann B, Nigg BM, van den Bogert AJ - Influence of Ankle Ligaments on Tibial Rotation: an in vitro study. Foot Ankle Int.1996 Feb;17(2): 79-84
» Sommer C - Das instabile OSG: Behandlung der frischen Bandruptur. Eine Literaturuebersicht. Sportverletzung Sportschaden, Heft 4, 10.Jahrgang, Dezember 1996
» Sommer C, Friederich NF, Müller W - Vorderer Knieschmerz nach VKB Ersatzplastik: Das adhaerente Ligamentum patellae. Sportmedizin und Sporttraumatologie, 1/1997
» Sommer C, Friederich NF, Müller W - Improperly placed ACL grafts. Correlation between radiological parameters and clinical results. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc (2000) 8: 207-213 
» Hintermann B, Nigg BM, Sommer C - Foot Movement and Tendon Excursion: an in vitro study. Foot Ankle Int. 1994 Jul; 15( 7): 386-95  
» Hintermann B, Nigg BM, Sommer C - Cole GK, Transfer of Movement between Calcaneus and Tibia in vitro. Clinical Biomechanics 1994; 9: No.6, 
» Hintermann B, Sommer C, Nigg BM - Influence of Ligament Transection on Tibial and Calcaneal Rotation with Loading and Dorsi-Plantarflexion. Foot Ankle Int. 1995 Sep;16(9): 567-71