Bern, Switzerland

Arthroscopic or open surgical reconstruction of ligament with autotransplantation to treat knee instability (program ID: 98191)

Bernhard Christen

Dr. med.

Bernhard Christen

Department of Orthopedics

Specialized in: orthopedics, traumatology

Curriculum vitae keyboard_arrow_down

1999 – 2001   Nachdiplomstudium Management im Gesundheitswesen NDS MiG IV an der Universität Bern. Master of Health Administration (M.H.A.)

1997 – 2002   Leitender Arzt und administrativer Leiter für Orthopädie und Traumatologie, Chirurgische Klinik, Spital Bern Ziegler

1996   Fellowship Schulterchirurgie, Universitätsklinik Balgrist, Zürich

1992 – 1997   Oberarzt Orthopädie im Bürgerspital Solothurn

1983 – 1992   Diverse Assistenzstellen und militärische Ausbildung

About the department keyboard_arrow_down

Competence Center of Orthopedics of Salem-Spital offers Patients with musculoskeletal disorders a comprehensive high-quality treatment.

Our experienced surgeons are specialists in their respective fields.  Our interdisciplinary teams treat the following areas of the musculoskeletal system:

  • Schulter
  • Spinal column
  • Hand and elbow
  • Hip
  • Knee
  • Foot and Ankle

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
  • arthroscopic or open surgical reconstruction
    of ligament with autotransplantation
  • 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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About hospital

Als member of Kliniken Hirslanden in Switzerland, Salem-Spital distinguishes itself - all in the tradition of Diaconis Foundation - since 1888 through its high-quality medical and nursing care.   Its location in Bern offers a unique view of the old town and the Alps. Performance of the hospital focuses on gynecology, obstetrics and the medicine of the locomotor system.

During your upcoming stay your attending physician and the staff will do everything to meet your expectations in terms of your recovery.

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.