Peripheral nerve surgery
Specialist in orthopaedic surgery
and traumatology of the musculoskeletal system


Information on COVID-19
  • To protect both our patients and staff, we have set up separate waiting areas. The magazines and the water dispenser are currently also unavailable for reasons of hygiene.
  • A disinfectant dispenser is provided in the entrance area for you. Patients with flu symptoms will be required to wear a mask in our practice until further notice.
  • Please disinfect your hands and touch as few objects as possible – for your own protection and that of other patients as well as staff.
  • We regret to inform you that patients may only be accompanied by one person for the duration of the current situation.
  • If you have any cold symptoms, please call +41(0)58 463 00 00 or +41(0)840 261 700 for advice as to whether you could benefit from a diagnostic evaluation and let us know by telephone before the consultation.
  • COVID-19 is a droplet infection triggered by the novel 2019 coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2).
  • The coronavirus can be transmitted from person to person. As with all respiratory infections (such as influenza), good hand hygiene, adherence to the coughing and sneezing etiquette, and keeping your distance protect against transmission of the new coronavirus.

You should take the following measures:

  • Keep a distance of 1.5–2 m.
  • Clean surfaces regularly.
  • Wash your hands regularly.
  • Avoid touching your face.
  • Cough or sneeze into the crook of your arm or into a handkerchief.
  • Avoid shaking hands.
  • Although wearing a mask protects your fellow human beings, it should not be used as a substitute for the above recommendations.
  • Additional information.

 Dr. Christoph Erling completed his hand surgery training at the University Hospitals of Lausanne, Geneva and Zurich. During this time he specialised in the treatment of traumatic and degenerative diseases of the upper extremity (hand). A passionate hand surgeon and physician, he specialised in orthopedic surgery & traumatology of the musculoskeletal system in 2017 and hand surgery in 2018.

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Dr. Christoph Erling has over six years of experience as a senior physician as well as extensive knowledge of conservative and operative hand surgery treatment concepts. The analysis of specific complaints – based on anamnesis, clinical examination and further examinations – requires in-depth theoretical and practical knowledge. Fascinated by hand surgery, he developed a special interest in endoscopic and arthroscopic surgical options: neurolysis of the nerves supplying the upper extremity, removal of wrist ganglions and fixation of the wrist ligaments (e.g.: TFCC), as well as partial fusion of the wrist (3-corner fusion).

Addressing your patients’ needs and getting to know their wishes is a prerequisite for personalised consultation and the mutual development of a targeted therapy strategy. This is the only way to optimally leverage the various strengths of conservative or surgical therapy.

As a father of two children, he looked forward to returning to the region where he completed his first years of training in order to open a hand surgery practice in Freiburg, Switzerland, in December 2019.

Accredited at three clinics, he offers outpatient surgical operations at Clinique Moncor and in-patient operations at Clinique Générale or in the Daler Hospital.

Dr. Christoph Erling

Where and how you can find us

Rte du Petit Moncor 1a · 1752 Villars-sur-Glâne (Fribourg) · Tel. +41 (0)26 408 71 90

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