Emergency operation on the hand after a fall on the ice field

Ice skating queen Denise Biellmann (59)

Emergency surgery after a fall on the ice

As a child, she fell from a tree trying to help a small cat get down – and broke her arm in the process. Now, for the first time in her long career, Denise Biellmann has been caught in the hand, which necessitated an emergency operation.

Published: 06/17/2022 at 5:10 p.m

Denise Biellmann (59) has been on the ice since she was a little girl. In 1981, the woman from Zurich won the world championship in figure skating. Nothing has ever happened to her on the ice in all the decades – until now. “I’m annoyed green and blue, that’s a completely unnecessary Seich,” she says to Blick and describes the accident. “As always, I trained my students. Stand inside the gang. When I wanted to show them something during a spin, I got caught in the ice chute and flew full on my right hand.” She felt immediately that she was broken. “Immediately one part shifted to the left, one to the right, and I felt severe pain.”

Hours later, she underwent emergency surgery in Zurich’s Triemli Hospital. “A specialist came especially on Saturday night, at three o’clock in the morning, to do this.” A metal plate was inserted and fixed with screws. She was able to go home last Sunday. Now the right-hander needs to take it easy. “I can hold a maximum of one coffee cup, nothing that is heavier, and I can’t write either, the restriction is really nonsense.” After about two weeks, the stitches will be removed, after another four weeks the bandage will be removed and occupational therapy will begin. For now, that means no swimming in the lake, which she loves, and no training on the ice, which hurts her.



Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

On Key

Related Posts