Dr. med. Alex Tanner

Specialist in
Orthopaedic surgery and traumatology
German, English, French, Spanish


Ortho Clinic Zürich
Seestrasse 315
8038 Zürich

Core competencies

Arthroscopic and minimally invasive surgical techniques


  • Arthroscopic treatment of tendon tears, instability and compression syndrome
  • Joint replacement
  • Treatment of shoulder fractures in the shoulder area


  • Arthroscopic treatment of overuse injuries, such as labrum and cartilage injuries and impingement in younger patients
  • Minimally invasive hip replacement
  • Treatment of bone fractures in the hip area


  • Arthroscopic treatment of sport injuries, such as meniscal and cruciate ligaments injuries
  • Minimally invasive joint replacement with patient matched technology
  • Treatment of bone fractures in the knee area


  • Treatment of conditions such as bunions, hammer toes, claw toes and visible point like scars
  • Treatment of bone fractures and tendon tears after injury

Professional career

Practice as medical specialist in orthopedic surgery
1994 - 1997
Medical specialist training in orthopedic surgery University Hospital Balgrist
1992 - 1994
Senior doctor and chief medical officer Surselva and regional Hospital Chur
1989 - 1991
Traumatology of the musculoskeletal System, Waidspital Zurich
1988 - 1989
Urology, University Hospital, Zurich
1986 - 1988
General surgery and musculoskeletal surgery, Waidhospital Zurich
1985 - 1986
Micro- and macropathology, Zurich

Schools, university & degrees and diplomas

FMH Specialist in Orthopedic Surgery
Ever since the beginning of practice in 1997, a yearly 3-week intensive course in Arthroscopic and minimally invasive surgery of the musculoskeletal system of the large joints and the forefoot in domestic and foreign countries
Doctorate with the dissertation "Primary Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma of the skeletal muscle"
Medical Diploma of the Swiss Confederation
1978 - 1985
Faculty of Medicine, Zurich University


Ortho Clinic Zürich
Seestrasse 315
8038 Zürich

Memberships and partnerships

  • Medical Society of Canton Zurich (AGZ)
  • Swiss association of attending physicians (SBV)
  • Swiss Medical Association FMH
  • Association of Swiss Resident and Senior Physicians (VSAO)
  • Swiss Orthopedic Society
  • Zurich Society of Orthopedic Surgeons

Publications & videos

Events & lectures