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.


The different units and teams in the Orthopedic Surgery and Musculoskeletal Trauma Care Division conduct research projects.
The results of their work is published (FR).

Principal Research Facilities in the Orthopedic Surgery Division

Clinical Research

  • Anthroplasty Database
  • Fractures Database
  • Computer-aided Surgery Group
  • Orthopedic Epidemiology Research Group
  • Kinesiology Laboratory

Fundamental Research

Medical Activities

Pediatric orthopedics is the field that covers the treatment of musculoskeletal disorders (arms, legs and spine) in children and adolescents. It is for children with congenital malformations, and also bone, joint and muscle disorders.

Pediatric trauma care treats fractures and sprains.

These disciplines include diagnostic investigations, surgery, and peri and post-operative care from birth until growth stops. They also provide for medical monitoring of disorders not requiring surgery.

Medical Activities

The Orthopedic Surgery and Musculoskeletal Trauma Care Division performs 6 700 procedures each year in all areas of orthopedic reconstructive surgery and trauma in adults.  
There are more than 120 beds spread throughout 6 care units, which makes it one of the largest specialized institutions in Western Europe.