Prof. Xavier Crevoisier


After extensive medical studies supplemented by a host of additional training courses, Prof. Xavier Crevoisier has mainly practiced at the Vaud University Hospital (CHUV) where he is now the Hospital Chief of Staff of the Orthopaedics and Musculoskeletal Trauma Department and head of the Foot Centre.



Prof. Crevoisier also teaches at the University of Lausanne and in the Vaud School of Health Sciences. He is a dedicated researcher who focuses on foot and ankle biomechanics and the treatment of ankle osteoarthritis by total ankle replacement. He is the author of almost 50 international publications and collaborates with the EPFL on some of his research projects. Prof. Crevoisier also collaborates regularly with Dr Mathieu Assal, especially on complex cases. Together, they have performed the majority of the total ankle replacement procedures conducted in French-speaking Switzerland (more than 400 cases to date).



Xavier Crevoisier studied medicine at the Universities of Fribourg and Bern, where he obtained his medical degree and obtained a PhD in 1991. He then supplemented his training in Switzerland, at the Moutier and Interlaken regional hospitals, Vaud University Hospital (CHUV) and Schulthess Klinik in Zurich, as well as in the United States at the Mayo Clinic. He was awarded the title of specialist in orthopaedic and trauma surgery by the Swiss Medical Association (FMH) in 2001.


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Medical & scientific

Member of the Swiss Society of Orthopaedics and Traumatology (SSOT)

Former president and member of the Swiss Foot and Ankle Society (SFAS)

Member of the Vaud Medical Society (SVM)

Member of the Mayo Clinic Preferred Response team (Rochester, Minnesota, USA)


Switzerland & International

Associate professor at the Faculty of Biology and Medicine of the University of Lausanne (UNIL)

Lecturer in Sport Sciences at the University of Lausanne, the EPFL and the Vaud School of Health Sciences.

Guest speaker at many national and international conferences and training courses

Other address

Office practices

Vaud University Hospital (CHUV)
Orthopaedics and Trauma Department - Foot Centre

Avenue Pierre Decker 4
1011 Lausanne

Tél. +41 21 314 97 27

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