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Csaba Forster-Horváth, MD, PhD

Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology of the Musculoskeletal System (FMH)

Faculty and Specialty

Hip Joint Replacement Surgery:

Minimally invasive (muscle-sparing) hip joint replacement

Muscle-preserving prosthesis replacement surgery for painful hip prostheses

Conservative Hip Joint Surgery:

Hip Arthroscopy (keyhole technique)

  • Care of labrum and cartilage damage
  • Cartilage replacement, cartilage regeneration, repair of the joint lip (labrum)
  • Reconstruction of the joint capsule in case of impingement syndrome or developmental disorder (hip dysplasia) of the hip

Non-operative treatments, including joint infiltrations



Education, Training and Curriculum

  • Senior Partner at Practice Leonardo, Hirslanden Clinic Birshof, since 2018
  • Attending orthopaedic surgeon specializing in minimally invasive hip surgery: total hip arthroplasty joint preserving hip surgery Dr. Richard Herzog, Orthopädie Luzerner Kantonsspital Wolhusen (21 months), 2016-2018
  • Medical Certification Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Bern, 2016 (written)
  • Hip arthroscopy fellowship – Dr. Richard F. Herzog, Orthopädie Luzerner Kantonsspital Wolhusen (2 months), 2015
  • Observership – Dr. Benjamin G. Domb, American Hip Institute, Chicago USA, 2014
  • Attending orthopaedic surgeon, University Hospital Basel: Deputy head of the Hip Unit (3.5 years), 2012 – 2014
  • Head of the Hip Unit ad interim University Hospital Basel from 1.1.2014 to 30.06.2014
  • Senior Knee Fellow, Avon Orthopedic Center, Bristol, UK (Mr. James Murray, Mr James Robinson), 6 months, 2011
  • Senior Hip Fellow, Avon Orthopedic Center, Bristol, UK (Prof. Ashley Blom, Prof. Gordon Bannister, Mr Steven Eastaugh-Waring, Mr Robert Spencer, Mr Jason Webb, Mr. Paul Harvie), 6 months, 2011
  • Specialist in Orthopaedics and Traumatology (best Exam), Budapest, Hungary


GENERAL MEDICAL COUNCIL- Specialist registry in Orthopeadics
Deutschsprachige Gesellschaft für Arthroskopie und Gelenkchirurgie e.V. (AGA)
Verband der Schweizerischen Assistenz und Oberärzte (VSAO)


Development of a new method for minimally invasive capsule opening of the hip in joint-preserving hip surgery Pdf


Forster-Horvath C, Unterreithmeier U, Fries S, Ganal S, Gütler J, Vogel N, Herzog R. Mid term follow-up and assessment of cartilage thickness by arthro-MRI after arthroscopic cam resection, labral repair and rim trimming without labral detachment. Arthroscopy. 2020 Dec 21:S0749-8063(20)30842-2. doi: 10.1016/j.arthro.2020.10.012. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33359757. IF: 4.3 Link

Forster-Horvath C, Domb BG, Ashberg L, Herzog RF.: A Method for Capsular Management and Avoidance of Iatrogenic Instability: Minimally Invasive Capsulotomy in Hip Arthroscopy. Arthrosc Tech. 2017 Apr 3;6(2):e397-e400. doi: 10.1016/j.eats.2016.10.015. eCollection 2017 Apr. IF: 0.9 Pdf

Forster-Horváth C, Artz N, Hassaballa MA, Robinson JR, Porteous AJ, Murray JR, Newman JH.: Survivorship and clinical outcome of the minimally invasive Uniglide medial fixed bearing, all-polyethylene tibia, unicompartmental knee arthroplasty at a mean follow-up of 7.3years. Knee. 2016 Dec;23(6):981-986. doi: 10.1016/j.knee.2016.07.003. IF: 1.8 Link

Forster-Horvath C, von Rotz N, Giordano BD, Domb BG.: Acetabular Labral Debridement/Segmental Resection Versus Reconstruction in the Comprehensive Treatment of Symptomatic Femoroacetabular Impingement: A Systematic Review. Arthroscopy. 2016 Nov;32(11):2401-2415. doi: 10.1016/j.arthro.2016.04.035. Review. IF. 2.6 Link

Csaba Forster-Horvath, Valerie Kremo, Magdalena Müller-Gerbl, Andrej Maria Nowakowski.: Using the anatomical tibial axis for Total Knee Arthroplasty alignment may lead to an internal rotation error. Int Orthop. 2015 Dec;39(12):2347-53 IF: 2.1 Link

D. Bianco, T. Čengić, G.I. Pagenstert, C. Forster-Horváth, V. Valderrabano, T. Hügle, J. Geurts: Osteosclerotic bone phenotype is stably imprinted in subchondral mesenchymal stromal cells in hip and knee osteoarthritis. Abstract in Osteoarthritis and Cartilage 04/2015; 23:A131-A132. Pdf

Csaba Forster-Horvath MD PhD, Christian Egloff MD, Victor Valderrabano MD PhD, Andrej M. Nowakowski BSc MD PhD: The painful primary hip replacement- review of the literature. IF: 1.8 Swiss Medical Weekly. 2014 Oct 8;144:w13974 Pdf

Thomas Hügle, Geert Pagenstert, Jochen Paul, André Leumann, Csaba Forster, Patrick Vavken, Andreas M. Müller, Alexej Barg, Martin Wiewiorski, Victor Valderrabano: Blind versus arthroscopic application of a novel system for synovial biopsy, Sport-Orthopädie – Sport-Traumatologie- Sports Orthopaedics and Traumatology 08/2014; 30(3). Link

Hulsart-Billström G, Xia W, Pankotai E, Weszl M, Carlsson E, Forster-Horváth C, Larsson S, Engqvist H, Lacza Z.: Osteogenic potential of Sr-doped calcium phosphate hollow spheres in vitro and in vivo. J Biomed Mater Res A. 2013 Aug;101(8):2322-31 Link

Jonas Åberg, Eszter Pankotai, Gry Hulsart Billström, Miklós Weszl, Sune Larsson, Csaba Forster-Horváth, Zsombor Lacza, and Håkan Engqvist.:
In Vivo Evaluation of an Injectable Premixed Radiopaque Calcium Phosphate Cement, International Journal of Biomaterials
Volume 2011 (2011) Pdf

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