Can I do sports?

Playing moderate intensity sports is beneficial for pregnancy and childbirth, however you must adapt to your new situation. Be aware that your center of gravity has moved and therefore your risk of falling is higher.



  • Threat of premature labor
  • Bleeding
  • Placenta previa
  • Delayed fetal growth
  • Hypertension
  • Multiple pregnancy

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A single telephone number

A unique number allows you to contact the Center for Musculoskeletal and Sports Medicine directly.

022 727 15 50

Staff will know how to guide you over the phone to get the most suitable consultation for your condition.

In some cases, in order not to overload one or another specialist consultation, you will be asked to see your attending physician first, who will arrange a consultation with a specialist at HUG for you, if required.


Orthopedic Surgery and Musculoskeletal Trauma Care


Mission of the Orthopedic Surgery and Musculoskeletal Trauma Care Division

  • Provide care for surgery-related musculoskeletal injuries and disorders in adult patients, using surgical or conservative treatment, taking into account the services provided by other divisions of the HUG.
  • Provide care for adult patients with spinal trauma or diseases that do not involve medullary or neurological damage.
  • Provide care for adult patients with surgical injuries or disorders of the hand.
  • Provide rehabilitation and physical therapy for patients referred to the specialist Physical Medicine and Orthopedic Rehabilitation Unit.
  • Perform treatment and preventive actions for patients with sports-related musculoskeletal injuries.
  • Patients can be admitted or treated as outpatients, in an elective or emergency context.
  • The patients are given a referral consultation by their regular physician.

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Pediatric Orthopedics Division

A Center for Musculoskeletal and Sports Medicine for Switzerland's number one orthopedic hospital

Switzerland's number one hospital for orthopedics and trauma care, HUG has already demonstrated its expertise in this area. By creating a Center For Musculoskeletal And Sports Medicine, it has confirmed its leading position and provides optimal care to both everyday patients and sports stars.

Medical Specialties

Medical specialties represented in the center are the following:

  • Obesity Prevention and Care Program
  • Angiology Division
  • Cardiology Division
  • Orthopedic Surgery and Musculoskeletal Trauma Care Division
  • Division for Therapeutic Education for Chronic Diseases
  • Pediatric Orthopedics Division
  • Pulmonology Division
  • Neuro-Rehabilitation Division
  • Rheumatology Division


Main diseases treated

The main pathologies treated are the following:

  • Knee sprain
  • Muscle injury
  • Ankle sprain
  • Shoulder dislocation
  • Joint fracture
  • Fracture of the long bones
  • Fracture of the collarbone
  • Tendinopathy
  • Overload injuries

The Center for Musculoskeletal and Sports Medicine guarantees a perfectly coordinated care, irrespective of the pathology and facility a patient is initially sent to within HUG. At each stage, the patient benefits from a specialist's expertise.