Orthopaedics focuses on the human musculoskeletal system: all bones, joins, muscles, tendons and ligaments. Changes in these parts of the body may be genetic or caused by an illness or accident. They are usually treated with a combination of surgical and conservative therapy (e.g. post-operative physiotherapy).

Traumatology and orthopaedic surgery

Traumatology is concerned with accidental damage to the musculoskeletal system, while orthopaedics or orthopaedic surgery is dedicated to chronic conditions.

Orthopaedic surgeons use highly advanced technologies to perform procedures such as the replacement of hip, shoulder or knee joints with artificial implants. These technologies include computer-assisted navigation systems and miniature robots. They guarantee the absolute precision that is required for joint surgery.

In addition to the latest technology, orthopaedic specialists also use traditional methods where applicable, such as special bandages or plaster casts.

Orthopaedic specialists also provide expert assistance with a wide range of technical aids such as prostheses, walking aids and orthotics.

Range of orthopaedic services

Our wide range of conservative and surgical services enables us to offer our patients numerous treatment options, including:

  • treatments for fractures and injuries
  • treatments for degenerative wear and tear
  • arthroscopic surgery (keyhole surgery) on joints

Our orthopaedic specialists are specifically trained to treat malformations and diseases that affect the following parts of the body:

Information about the musculoskeletal system

Visit our information page about orthopaedics and the musculoskeletal system – it features lots of valuable tips about mobility and sports medicine, as well as a handy list of our mobility clinics.

Why choose Hirslanden


Orthopaedics is a key specialisation at Hirslanden, the largest private hospital group in Switzerland. Our orthopaedics specialists are renowned for their expertise and many years of experience.


You can expect comfortable rooms and a modern infrastructure as well as the highest standards in medicine and care.


We will help you throughout your entire stay, organising additional services such as translators and interpreters, transport, and overnight hotel stays for you and your relatives, and addressing all your administrative questions.


A personal contact from the Hirslanden International team will take care of your needs from the time that you first contact us to arrange an appointment through to the end of your treatment.


Contact us – we are happy to help you!