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Arrangement of an outside consultation from abroad

Although there is no replacement for an in-person clinical evaluation, patients from far away may benefit from an outside consultation. Dr. Stähelin will phone, e-mail or skype you to discuss your case and for which, if any, surgical procedures he feels you may be a candidate.
Our patient coordinator, Margrit Meister, will be helping you through this process and can answer any questions you have regarding outside consultations.
To give a compentent outside consultation, there are some items need first. We must have both current X-rays and MRI. Dr. Stähelin is not able to do the outside consult without these images.
When requesting an outside consult, please include:
- signed checklist - use this Form.
- cover letter - State (1) main complaint, (2) bullet points of history, (3) specific questions you would like answered by Dr. Stähelin, your (4) phone number(s), (5) e-mail address, (6) skype adress if existing, and (7) postage for return of items.
- MRI data on CD and typed MRI report - Taken within the past year. If you have had surgery in the past year, the MRI must have been obtained after surgery. In case of a knee problem, it is helpful to get: coronal PD FS, sagittal PD (optionally sagittal T1, sagittal FSE T2 FS, and sagittal SPACE FS if latest technology and patient without movement) and transversal PD FS 2.5 to 3 mm
- X-ray images - Taken within the past year. If you have had surgery in the past year, the films must have obtained after surgery. In case of a knee problem, it is extremly helpful to have (1) cross table lateral view of the involved knee, (2) pa view standing of both knees with knees flexed 30° (named Kotani, Schuss or Rosenberg), (3) ap view standing of both legs, and (4) axial (also named skyline or sunrise) view of both knees.
- operative reports, photos, or videos of prior surgery - This information is helpful if available.
- physician reports pertaining to this specific problem - This information is helpful if available.
All items must be sent in one package. Please advise us by e-Mail that your package is on the way.
The fee to conduct the outside consultation is based on the time we need for your case. It is usually around € 180.