Klinik Birshof

Basel, Switzerland

Department of Knee Surgery

Martin L. Bürgi

Dr. med.

Martin L. Bürgi

Specialized in: orthopedics, traumatology

Knee joints are the most vulnerable joints of the human body. Knee pain can occur even at a young age, but specialists of our specialized medical center will help you to overcome it by making a correct diagnosis and choosing an appropriate treatment. In order to relieve you from pain in knee joints, our center offers everything that is required to make a diagnosis and determine the most appropriate treatment. Our experienced staff will answer all the questions about your health. You will be assigned with a personal doctor who will directly supervise you in his office of Klinik Birshof, as well as in the hospital’s in-patient facility.

A lot of people suffer from knee pain. However, as time passes, pain may increase due to wear or overload, which leads to reduced quality of life, and sometimes to the loss of fitness to work. Since the knee pain itself is a symptom of an existing disease, our doctors can assign you the following procedure:

Surgeries to save the joints:

  • Leg axis correction
  • Ligament stabilization (cruciate ligament, collateral ligament, patella)
  • Meniscus surgeries (partial removal, partial replacement, replacement)
  • Cartilage replacement

Joint replacement:

  • Partial prostheses
  • Total knee prostheses
  • Verification of prostheses

Treatment of fractures of the knee and the area around it.


About hospital

Some prefer to solve their health problems and receive healthcare abroad, for example, in Switzerland. Since 2002, Swiss hospital Klinik Birshof belongs to Hirslanden, the first group of private healthcare facilities in Switzerland. The merger of the former private hospitals of the country has given important impetus to the Swiss healthcare system and indicated the further direction to move into the future. Modern healthcare has become so complex that individual initiatives have now become pointless. Anyone who wants to provide medical services at the highest level should be able to work interdisciplinary and use efforts in an optimum way. Hirslanden is managed on private economic principles. The success of this group of private healthcare facilities is based on high motivation, flexibility and transparency, as well as on lifelong education, professional development of staff, and active exchange of experience and skills.

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.

Further details

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.