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Dr. med. Felix Waibel

Felix Waibel
Clinical position
Consultant Foot and Ankle Surgery
Foot & Ankle

Technical Orthopaedics

German, French, English


  • 2018 FMH Orthopaedics and Traumatology of the Musculoskeletal System 
  • 2009 Awarded degree of Doctor of Medicine, Eberhard-Karl University, Tübingen, Germany
  • 2003 - 2009 Studied Medicine, Eberhard-Karl University, Tübingen, Germany

University degree

  • 2009 State final examinations


  • Sine 08/2019 Consultant Foot and Ankle Surgery, Balgrist University Hospital (Prof. M. Farshad)
  • Since 05/2017 Fellow, Technical Orthopaedics, Balgrist University Hospital (Prof. M. Farshad) 
  • 08/2017 - 04/2018 Junior Consultant, Technical Orthopaedics, Balgrist University Hospital (Prof Dr. M. Farshad)
  • 2016 - 2017 Orthopaedics, Cantonal Hospital, Baden (PD Dr. K. Eid)
  • 2014 - 2016 Orthopaedics, Balgrist University Hospital (Prof. C. Gerber) 
  • 2013 - 2014 Orthopaedics, Cantonal Hospital, Baden (PD Dr. K. Eid)
  • 2012 Surgery, Cantonal Hospital, Baden (Prof. Th. Kocher)
  • 2011 Orthopaedics, Claraspital, Basel (Dr. D. Weber)
  • 2010 - 2011 Surgery, Cantonal Hospital, Baden (Prof. Th. Kocher)

Teaching posts

  • Teaching at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Zurich


  • 2016 North American Travelling Fellowship: Initiative'93 Technical Orthopaedics


  • Swiss Orthopaedics (junior member)
  • APO (Swiss Working Group for Prostheses and Orthotics)
  • Fellow of Initiative'93 Technical Orthopaedics

Scientific projects

  • Circulatory changes in amputation stumps
  • Clinical Research: Osteomyelitis & Amputations, Diabetic Foot, Charcot Arthropathy


Shortening of first metatarsalia after ReveL procedure depends on the osteotomy angle
Arnd Viehöfer, Stephan Wirth, Felix WA Waibel, Philipp Fürnstahl Foot & Ankle Orthopaedics https://doi.org/10.1177%2F2473011417S000397

Open meniscus repair in full and partial horizontal meniscal lesions: a biomechanical cadaver study
Felix WA Waibel, Elias Bachmann, Arnd F Viehöfer, Katharina Schürholz, Jess G Snedeker, Sandro F Fucentese
Acta Orthop Belg. 2017; 83(4): 684-689

Efficacy of standardized training on a virtual reality simulator to advance knee and shoulder arthroscopic motor skills
Rahm S, Wieser K, Bauer DE, Waibel FWA, Meyer DC, Gerber C, Fucentese SF.
BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2018 May 16;19(1):150. doi: 10.1186/s12891-018-2072-0. PMID: 29769058


We are happy to arrange appointments for Tuesday and Thursday.

+41 44 386 12 82
+41 44 386 12 99

You can reach us as follows:
Monday - Friday
8.30 a.m. - 12.00 noon
1.00 p.m. - 5.00 p.m.

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Foot and ankle surgery

KD Dr Stephan Wirth and his team specialise in diseases and injuries of the foot and ankle. These include sporting injuries and the complications that may follow. Thanks to intensive research work, surgical techniques at Balgrist University Hospital are constantly being developed, and their success reflected by the continuing improvement in results.

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