Dear patients and referring physicians!


Orthopedic surgery and traumatology of the foot and ankle are associated with taking on a high responsibility for a person. In order to achieve an optimal result, this inevitably requires a special trust and an extremely high experience on the part of the attending physician.

My many years of experience as a senior physician in foot and ankle surgery at the Balgrist Orthopedic University Clinic and intensive research in this area have created these prerequisites.

I can now look back on 20 years of experience with over 15,000 interventions.

The special focus of my medical work is on complex hindfoot interventions as well as the primary treatment of foot and ankle problems.

It is my declared goal to put all of my experience at the service of the health of my patients.

I am happy to answer any questions you may have.


PD Dr. med. Norman Espinosa

since 2020 Swiss Surgery
since 2015 Foundation of the Zurich Foot Institute
2011 Habilitation as private lecturer at the University of Zurich
2007-2015 Head of Foot and Ankle Surgery, Balgrist Orthopedic University Clinic
2006 Fellowship in research at the Children’s Hospital, Harvard University, Boston, MA, USA under the direction of Prof. James R. Kasser and Prof. Michael Millis
2006 Fellowship in Foot and Ankle Surgery, Mercy Medical Center, Baltimore, MD, USA under Mark S. Myerson
2006 FHM specialist in orthopedic surgery and traumatology of the musculoskeletal system
2000-2005 Training in orthopedic surgery and traumatology of the musculoskeletal system at the Balgrist University Hospital, Limmattal Hospital and Inselspital Bern
1992-1999 Study of human medicine at the University of Zurich
Foot Institute Zurich
Orthopedics Rotes Schloss
Swiss Surgery
Hirslanden Klinik im Park, attending physician
Hirslanden Zurich, attending physician
Privatklinik Bethanien und Lindberg, attending physician
Stadtspital Waid Zürich, attending physician
2007-today Member of the Research Committee of the American Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Society
2010-2018 Member of the Research Committee European Foot and Ankle Society
2016-2018 President of the Swiss Foot and Ankle Society
2008-2020 President of the Foot and Ankle Expert Group swiss orthopedics

Reviewer at:

Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery
Foot and Ankle International
Clinical Orthopedics and Related Research
British Medical Journal
Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery
Operative Orthopedics and Traumatology
Medical Association of the Canton of Zurich
Swiss Foot and Ankle Society
European Foot and Ankle Society
American Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Society
Spanish Foot and Ankle Society
Swiss Society for Orthopedics and Traumatology
AO – Working Group for Osteosynthesis Questions
Partner at h-care
Entire spectrum of reconstructive foot and ankle surgery including traumatology
Sports Injury Treatment
Diagnostics and advice on the entire spectrum of foot injuries and diseases
Wide range of conservative therapies
Outpatient and inpatient treatments

Revision surgery




Treating tendon diseases and injuries
Osteoarthritis and Artificial Joint Replacement
Joint-preserving interventions


Mid / hind foot

Hollow foot

Gelenkerhaltende obere Sprunggelenkchirurgie

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