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.

Cardiovascular Center

The Cardiovascular Center's emphasis is on care but also prevention. Cardiovascular diseases affect us all more than ever. Our increasingly sedentary lifestyles, a breakneck pace of life leading to stress, an unbalanced diet: these are some of the risk factors that can be acted upon, preventively and therapeutically.

Research and Teaching

The Medical Center for the Aging implements various research programs.

It also contributes to establishing multidisciplinary postgraduate training in geriatrics and gerontology. This is interdepartmental training for doctors wishing to complete in-depth training in geriatrics and obtain a specialized FMH title in this field.

Medical Specialties

Medical specialties at the center are the following:

  • Geriatrics Division (liaison geriatrics)
  • Primary Care Division (community geriatrics unit)
  • General Internal Medicine Division
  • Bone Diseases Division
  • Palliative Medicine Division - Bellerive Hospital
  • Neurology Division
  • Neuro-Rehabilitation Division
  • Adult Psychiatry Division (geriatric psychiatric unit)
  • Medical Rehabilitation Division
  • SMIR Beau-Séjour

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.

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


Research and Teaching

The Center's mission is to organize and promote multidisciplinary postgraduate training in medical genetics.

In order to promote research and exchanges between specialists, it wants to develop anetwork of doctors and biologists at HUG who are particularly involved in genetic medicine. Establishing a monthly multidisciplinary seminar will contribute to these exchanges as well as joint projects in clinical research.

Its mission is also to implement clinical research protocols.



Main Diseases Treated

  • Genetic analysis of cancers
  • Cardiac arrhythmias
  • Hereditary ataxias
  • Hereditary cancers
  • Cardiomyopathies
  • Skeletal dysplasias
  • Epilepsies
  • Neurodegenerative diseases
  • Mental retardation
  • Developmental delay
  • Retinitis pigmentosa
  • Schizophrenia and bipolar disorder
  • Hereditary deafness