Special Clinical Focus

  • Joint-conserving hip surgery (incl. complex pelvic and femoral osteotomies, surgical hip dislocation, hip arthroscopy)
  • Full range of pelvic traumatology, including acetabular fractures and complex hip fractures
  • Hip replacement incl. minimally invasive approaches and complex reconstructions
  • Revision surgery of the hip
  • Tumor surgery of the musculoskeletal system

About us

The Department of Orthopedic Surgery focuses on the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases and injuries of the musculoskeletal system. The department offers specialty consultation hours for the hip/pelvis, spine, shoulder and elbow, knee as well as the ankle/foot.

Each of these teams conducts weekly consultation hours for outpatients. The surgical spectrum includes arthroscopy, prosthetic replacement, tumor surgery, osteosynthesis, computer-assisted surgery, soft tissue reconstruction, osteotomy and ligament reconstruction. As a result of continuous research, new treatment methods are being developed on an ongoing basis.

Diagnostic Services

  • Arthroscopic diagnostics
  • 3D computer-controlled navigation
  • 3D CT diagnostics
  • CT-controlled punctures
  • Diagnosis of bone tumors
  • Diagnostic functional MRI
  • Diagnostic testing in nuclear medicine
  • Joint punctures
  • Conventional skeletal x-rays
  • Diagnosis of hereditary skeletal malformations

Therapeutic Services

  • Pelvis and hip surgery (treatment of impingement and transposition surgeries)
  • Arthroscopic and minimally invasive joint surgeries
  • Disk surgery and replacement
  • Spine surgery / vertebral body replacement
  • Facette infiltration in diseases of the spine
  • Endoprostheses
  • Foot and ankle surgery
  • Shoulder, arm and wrist surgery
  • Cartilage and bone transplantation in the knee and hip
  • Surgical treatment of bone tumors and soft tissue tumors
  • Septic bone and joint surgery
  • Surgery of hereditary skeletal malformations
  • Conservative treatment of degenerative joint diseases
  • Sports medicine
  • Sports orthopedics and traumatology
  • Acute trauma care of the musculoskeletal system
  • Posttraumatic corrections
  • Physical therapy exercises

Special Offers / Arrangements / Rooms

  • Our private rooms are equipped with a television, individual telephone (with your personal patient telephone card), Internet access, bathroom and shower.
  • Multicultural meals
  • Daily visit by a mobile kiosk with magazines and small snacks
  • Books, radio plays, music and magazines can be checked out of the hospital's own library.
  • Insel Hospital's own internal Department IIC (Insel International Center) will assist you in preparing for your stay at our clinic (http://www.insel.ch/de/patienten-besucher/international/)
Leading Medicine Guide

Selected expert in the specialist field Orthopedics

Other services

  • Femoroacetabular impingement, hip dysplasia
  • Pelvic and acetabular fractures
  • Coxarthrosis
  • Tumors of the entire musculoskeletal system


Airports near

  • Bern-Belp International (BRN)10 km (approximately 20 minutes by car)
  • Zurich Airport (ZRH)130 km (approximately 1 hour 20 minutes by car)
  • Geneva Airport (GVA)156 km (approximately 1 hour 35 minutes by car)

Additional staff

Prof. - Lorin Benneker - Orthopedics - Bern

Prof. Dr. med.
Lorin Benneker

Consultant in Charge, Spine

Dr. - Michael  Schär - Orthopedics - Bern

Dr. med.
Michael Schär

Consultant in Charge, Upper Extremities

Dr. - Frank Klenke - Orthopedics - Bern

PD Dr. med.
Frank Klenke

Leitender Arzt, Leiter Knie, Leiter Sarkomzentrum

Prof. - Fabian Krause - Orthopedics - Bern

Prof. Dr. med.
Fabian Krause

Consultant in Charge, Foot and Ankle

Dr. - Johannes D. Bastian - Orthopedics - Bern

PD Dr. med.
Johannes D. Bastian

Leiter Orthogeriatrie, Team Hüfte und Becken