David Haeni, MD

Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology of the Musculoskeletal System (FMH)
International Olympic Committee IOC Diploma in Sports Medicine

Faculty and Specialty

Shoulder and Elbow Surgery

Shoulder: Rotator cuff and biceps tendon disorder, instability surgery for recurrent dislocations, shoulder arthroplasty, revision surgery, conservative and operative treatment for shoulder fractures

Elbow: open and arthroscopic surgery, tennis elbow, golf elbow, ligament injuries, elbow fractures, elbow instability and dislocation, ulnar nerve entrapment, osteoarthritis

Shoulder and Elbow disorder in children and teenagers


Italian: mother language
Spanish: fluent

Education, Training and Curriculum

  • Consultant and Specialist Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, Private Practice LEONARDO, Hirslanden Klinik Birshof, Münchenstein, Switzerland, since 2017
  • Senior physician, Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, Orthopaedic and Traumatology Department, University Hospital of Basel (Prof.M. Jakob), Switzerland, 2016 – 2017
  • Consultant for Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, Orthopaedic Department Prof. Carol Hasler, University Children Hospital of Basel (UKBB), Switzerland since 2014
  • AGA Fellowship, Shoulder Surgery, Alps Surgery Institute, Dr. Laurent Lafosse, Annecy, France 2015 (one year)
  • Visiting Physician Programm (Observership), Prof. Joaquin Sanchez-Sotelo, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA (one month) 2019
  • Shoulder and Elbow Surgery Fellowship, Prof. Emilio Calvo (President for the European Shoulder and Elbow Surgery Society, SECEC), Prof. Antonio Foruria, Fundacion Jimenez Diaz, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain 2017 (3 months)
  • IOC Sports Medicine Diploma Delegation, Pyeongchang, Winter Olympics 2018, South Korea
  • Consultant and Specialist Shoulder and Elbow Surgery of the Musculoskeletal System 2014, Harold Vasey Price for the best oral examination
  • Resident, Orthopaedic Department, University Hospital Basel (Prof. V. Valderrabano, Prof. M. Jakob), Switzerland, 2013 – 2014
  • Resident, Orthopaedic Department, Bruderholz (Prof. Dr. med. N. Friederich, Dr. med. J. Skarvan), Basel, Switzerland, 2010 – 2013
  • Resident, General Surgery and Traumatology Department, Ospedale Regionale di Lugano (Prof. Dr. med. R. Rosso), Switzerland, 2008 – 2010
  • Medical Degree: M.D., University of Pavia, Italy (105/110), 2001 – 2007
  • Erasmus Programm: Rheinischen Friedrich-Wilhelms University of Bonn, Germany, 2005 – 2006


FMH (Federatio medicorum helveticorum) 2014
Swiss Orthopaedics, Ordinary Membership 2015
AGA (German Speaking Arthroscopic Society), Membership 2014
SECEC (European Society for Shoulder and Elbow Surgery), Ordinary Membership 2018


Tamborrini G, Müller-Gerbl M, Vogel N, Haeni D. Ultrasound of the elbow with emphasis on the sonoanatomy of the distal biceps tendon and its importance for the surgical treatment of tendon lesions. J Ultrason. 2020;20(81):e129-e134. doi:10.15557/JoU.2020.0021 pdf

Tissue on the Transferred Coracoid Graft After Latarjet Procedure: Histological and Morphological Findings. Haeni DL, Lafosse T, Haggerty C, Plath J, Kida Y, Sanchez-Brass M, Wolf F, Calvo E, Müller AM, Barbero A, Lafosse L. Am J Sports Med. 2019 Mar;47(3):704-712. doi: 10.1177/0363546518819825. Epub 2019 Feb 4.

Most coronoid fractures and fracture dislocations with no radial head involvement can be treated non-surgically with cast immobilization
Foruria AM, Gutierrez B, Cobos J, Haeni D, Valencia M, Calvo E J Shoulder Elbow Surg, Accepted January 2019

Arthroscopic double bone block augmentation is a salvage procedure for anterior and posterior shoulder instability secondary to glenoid bone loss. Haeni D, Sanchez M, Johannes P, Victoria L, Henderson D, Munji J, Petkin K, Lafosse L. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2018 May 11. doi: 10.1007/s00167-018-4975-6.

Threedimensional volume measurement of coracoid graft osteolysis after arthroscopic Latarjet
Haeni DL, Opsomer G , Sood A, Sanchez M, Villain B, Walch G, Lafosse L J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2017 Mar;26(3):484-489. doi: 10.1016/j.jse.2016.08.007.

Does the Arthroscopic Latarjet Procedure Effectively Correct “Off-Track” Hill-Sachs Lesions? Plath JE, Henderson DJH, Coquay J, Dück K, Haeni D, Lafosse L. Am J Sports Med. 2017 Sep 1:363546517728717. doi: 10.1177/0363546517728717.

Arthroscopic Double-Layer Lasso Loop Technique to Repair Delaminated Rotator Cuff Tears. Opsomer GJ, Gupta A, Haeni DL, Schubert T, Lejeune E, Petkin K, Maharaj J, Lafosse L. Arthroscopy. 2018 Nov;34(11):2943-2951. doi: 10.1016/ j.arthro.2018.06.024. Epub 2018 Oct 3.

Functional outcomes after open versus arthroscopic Latarjet procedure: A prospective comparative study.
Nourissat G, Neyton L, Clavert P, Villain B, Haeni D, Walch G, Lafosse L Orthop Traumatol Surg Res. 2016 Dec;102(8S):S277-S279. doi:

Schulterschmerzen: Was tun bei einer symptomatischen, degenerativen Rotatorenmanschettenruptur? Haeni D, Mueller AM, Tamborrini G Praxis (Bern 1994). 2017 Feb;106(3):151-153. doi: 10.1024/1661-8157/a002597

Arthroscopic and Endoscopic Technique for subcoracoid Synovial Chondromatosis of the Shoulder through a Medial Transpectoral Portal.
Aramberri M, Tiso G, Haeni D Arthrosc Tech. 2018 Feb 26;7(3):e279-e283. doi: 10.1016/j.eats.2017.09.007. eCollection 2018 Mar

Implant failure after biodegradable screw fixation in osteochondritis dissecans of the knee in skeletally immature patients. Camathias C, Gögüs U, Hirschmann MT, Rutz E, Brunner R, Haeni D, Vavken P. Arthroscopy. 2015 Mar;31(3):410-5. doi: 10.1016/j.arthro.2014.08.032.

Unexplained proximal tibiofibular joint pain after high tibial osteotomy. Testa EA, Haeni DL, Behrens G, Hirschmann MT. Indian J Orthop. 2014 May;48(3):335-8. doi: 10.4103/0019-5413.129453.

Total Arthroplasty of the Metatarsophalangeal Joint of the Hallux. Horisberger M, Haeni D, Henninger HB, Valderrabano V, Barg A.
Foot Ankle Int. 2016 Mar 15. pii: 1071100716637901


Clinical examination of the shoulder
D. Haeni, M. Wurm, C. Marx, G. Tamborrini, Chapter 1 in: Ultrasound, Anatomy and Arthroscopy of the Shoulder Tamborrini G. et al. Books on demand Edition, 3. Edition, 2017

Reverse shoulder arthroplasty for massive antero-superior cuff failure
A Gupta, D. Haeni, L. Lafosse, Chapter 13 in: Reverse shoulder arthroplasty. D. Dines, J. Dines, T. Edwards. Thieme Medical Publishers Inc. 2017, In Press

Arthroscopic versus open Latarjet
L. Lafosse, G. Walch, J. Barth, P. Boileau, R. Brzoska, P. Clavert, D. Haeni, J. Leuzinger, G. Nourissat, L. Neyton, B. Villain Shoulder Concepts 2016. Arthroscopy, Arthroplasty and Fractures. Edited by P. Boileau. Sauramps Medical 2016. ISBN 979-1-03030-061-1


2014 Harold Vasey Price (best oral examination, Swiss Board Exam)

2011 Third Poster Award, 71. Jahreskongress Swiss Orthopaedics: “Trauma injury in patients over 80 years old: an epidemiological study” D. Haeni, et al.

Contact office shoulder surgery
Phone: 0613352432
Fax: 0613352414
Time: Mon-Wed & Fri: 08:00-11:30 and 14:00-16:30
Thu: 08:00-11.30 and 14:00-15:30