Clinique de Genolier

Genolier, Switzerland

Arthroscopy to treat anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury (program ID: 179663)

Pierre Bachelin

Dr. med.

Pierre Bachelin

Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology

Specialized in: traumatology, orthopedics

Curriculum vitae keyboard_arrow_down


FMH, specialist in orthopedic surgery and traumatology,
specialist in knee and hip replacement.

Treatments offered

  • Hip replacements a personalized concept of custom made total hip prosthesis for over 20 years.
  • Knee replacements
  • Knee injuries with particular specialization in the sports related (reconstruction of ligaments and cartilage repair) and degenerative conditions of the knee, total or partial prosthesis.
  • Autologous cartilage transplants for the knee and ankle with over ten years’ surgical experience.
  • Arthroscopic surgery of the knee and ankle.


  • From 1986 to 1989, Dr BACHELIN operated alongside Professors Henri DEJOUR, Pierre CHAMBAT and Gilles WALCH in LYON, France.
  • From 1988 to 2006, Dr BACHELIN headed the Orthopedic and Traumatology ward, ST-LOUP and ORBE Hospital (Switzerland).
  • Since 2006, he has held private practice at the Clinique de GENOLIER and the Clinique de MONTCHOISI, LAUSANNE (Switzerland).
  • Education & licensure
  • From 1986 to 1989, Dr BACHELIN operated alongside Professors Henri DEJOUR, Pierre CHAMBAT and Gilles WALCH in LYON, France.

Education & licensure

  • From 1988 to 2006, Dr BACHELIN headed the Orthopedic and Traumatology ward, ST-LOUP and ORBE Hospital (Switzerland).
  • Since 2006, he has held private practice at the Clinique de GENOLIER and the Clinique de MONTCHOISI, LAUSANNE (Switzerland).
  • SSO (Société Suisse d’Orthopédie) ;
  • ESSKA (European Society of Sports Traumatology Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy) ;
  • AAOS (American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery) ;
  • ICRS (International Cartilage Repair Society).
About the department keyboard_arrow_down

The Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology is mainly devoted to the treatment of degenerative and traumatic disorders of the musculoskeletal system and the spinal column. It also covers the treatments of all dieses of the bones, joints, ligaments, tendons and muscles, which enables movement.

The fields of orthopedic interventions include multiple bone fracture of the limbs or spine, joint dislocations, muscle strains, bone tumors or infections, or advanced osteoarthritis (hip, knee), which requires total or partial replacement of the joint though prosthesis.

Program includes:

  • Initial presentation in the clinic
  • clinical history taking
  • physical examination
  • review of medical records
  • laboratory tests:
    • complete blood count
    • general urine analysis
    • biochemical analysis of blood
    • indicators of inflammation (CRP, ESR)
    • indicators blood coagulation
  • x-ray examination of the knee
  • MRI scan of the knee
  • preoperative care
  • arthroscopy to reconstruction of the anterior
    cruciate ligament (ACL) injury
  • symptomatic treatment
  • control examinations
  • physiotherapeutic procedures
  • orthopedic appliances
  • the cost of essential medicines and materials
  • nursing services
  • full hospital accommodation in 2 bedded room 
  • explanation of future recommendations


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Accommodation in hospital

Patients rooms

The kid rooms have everything needed for a comfortable stay. The kid bathroom includes both a toilet and a shower. All rooms offer functional beds with orthopaedic mattresses ensuring unsurpassed support for overall body during sleep. There are bedside stands with pull-out tables, lockers and safe boxes in each room. It is also possible to access the Internet from a PC, smartphone or tablet so that kids always keep in touch with their parents and other family members. There is also a TV in each room.
You can opt for a single or a double room. An accompanying person may stay with the kid in the room. A double room is shared with another patient.
The enhanced comfort rooms are equipped with a safety box, a fridge and upholstered furniture.

Meals and Menus

The patient and the accompanying person are offered a daily choice of three menus. If you are on a specific diet for any reason, you will be offered an individual menu. Please inform the medical staff about your dietary preferences prior to the treatment.

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Standard rooms include:






Christian priests are available for the patients at any time. Representatives of other religions may be requested at any time.

Accompanying person

Your companion may stay with you in your room or at a hotel of your choice during the fixed program.


You may stay at the hotel during the outpatient program. Our employees will support you for selecting the best option.