FMH specialist in orthopaedic surgery and traumatology of the musculoskeletal system
Orthopaedic surgery and traumatology

Dr med. Michael Wettstein, Professor (MA), former lecturer and associate physician CHUV (CH), completed his training in orthopaedic and trauma surgery at the Vaud University Hospital (CHUV) / Orthopaedic Hospital in Lausanne as well as at the Hospital of Morges. After a fellowship in hip surgery at the Saare University Hospital in Homburg (Germany), he was appointed associate physician and lecturer (MER) in the university service in Lausanne.

Medical Director of the Institut de Traumatologie et d'Orthopédie du Léman Suisse (Swiss Lake Geneva Institute of Traumatology and Orthopaedics - ITOLS), he pursues clinical, research and teaching activities centred on hip pathologies. He is also a registered doctor at the Rennaz HRC hospital in this field.

Professor Wettstein joined Clinique La Prairie in 2022.


  • Conservative hip surgery: hip arthroscopy, osteotomies of the femur and pelvis (periacetabular), surgical hip dislocation for femoroacetabular impingement, dysplasia, malformations, lesions of the cartilage and labrum.
  • Total hip prosthesis: personalised 3D planning, custom prosthesis, minimally invasive techniques
  • Prosthesis replacement: personalised 3D planning, complex reconstruction of the acetabulum/pelvis or femur, bone grafting
  • Degenerative knee surgery: total knee prosthesis with personalised 3D planning


  • FMH orthopaedic surgery and musculoskeletal traumatology


  • University of Lausanne, Switzerland

Spoken languages

  • French
  • German
  • English


  • Swiss Orthopaedics (SO)
  • International Society for Hip Preservation (ISHA)
  • French Arthroscopy Society (SFA)
  • Group of Vaud Orthopaedists (GOV)
  • European Society of Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery & Arthroscopy (ESSKA)
  • International Cartilage Repair Society (ICRS)


  • Chairman of the Swiss Orthopaedics hip expert group
  • Member of the Editorial Board of the Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine (OJSM) and of Frontiers in Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Author of numerous publications and book chapters
  • Reviewer of many scientific journals with editorial policy

Related Services

Medical Services - Lausanne

In association with Swiss Lake Geneva Trauma and Orthopedic Institute (ITOLS), Prof. El Yazid Mouhsine and Prof. Michael Wettstein, Clinique La Prairie Medical Services offers highly specialized orthopedic consultations in the heart of the city of Lausanne.

This center is equipped with radiology and fluoroscopy as well as ultrasound with multiple probes. This equipment, in addition to standard imaging, allows for radioguided treatments. The center also includes a physiotherapy department.

Clinique La Prairie Medical Services -  Avenue du Théâtre 1, 1005 Lausanne

Orthopedic surgery

The orthopedic surgery department carries out interventions on the upper and lower extremities, spine and hand.