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Who are we?

The Clinique du Pied is a center of expertise in foot and ankle surgery and medicine with the goal of providing high-quality care that is both comprehensive and personalized to patients suffering from foot and ankle disorders.

The center is located at the Hirslanden Bois-Cerf Clinic in Lausanne and is led by Dr. Patrick Vienne, who has more than 20 years of experience as an orthopaedic surgeon, specializing in the treatment of the foot and ankle. After an interview and a first consultation to make an accurate diagnosis, a suitable treatment (either conservative or surgical) will be proposed to address your particular problem. Our team of specialists will accompany you throughout your treatment in order to obtain the best possible result.

Our Philosophy: Preserve and restore the anatomy of the foot

Many pathologies of the foot and ankle are related to a modification of the anatomy. The causes of these changes are multiple: can be congenital (present at birth) or acquired following a trauma, progressive decompensation of certain structures of the foot and ankle as well as previous surgery.

These anatomical changes have a negative influence on the function of the foot and can cause pain. If surgical treatment is indicated, it must preserve and restore the anatomy of the foot to ensure the best possible function and an effective and sustainable treatment for the pain.


Our Team

Dr Patrick Vienne

Dr Patrick Vienne

Born in Fribourg, Dr. Patrick Vienne graduated from the St-Michel College in Fribourg in 1984. After his final exam in medicine at the University of Bern in 1990, he worked for 2 years in a sports medicine center in Vevey where he also had the opportunity to follow the troupe of professional dancers of Ballet Béjart in Lausanne. He then began his training in orthopedic surgery at the Riaz hospital, then at the cantonal hospital in Fribourg before joining the Balgrist orthopedic university clinic in Zurich in 1995 under the direction of Professor Christian Gerber. He obtained his medical doctor's degree by completing a thesis on the "treatment of complex proximal humerus fractures" and obtained his title of specialist in orthopedic surgery and traumatology of the musculoskeletal system in 1998. After a fellowship of 6 months by Prof. Ted Hansen at the Harborview Medical Center in Seattle (USA), he took charge of the foot and ankle team at the Balgrist Orthopedic University Clinic from 1999 to 2007. He was then certified doctor at the clinic Hirslanden St. Anna in Lucerne until April 2015 and later joined the clinic Hirslanden Bois-Cerf in Lausanne in May 2015.

Dr. Patrick Vienne has went on to publish numerous articles in international journals specializing in the field of the foot and ankle anatomy and he is at the origin of the development of an innovative surgical technique aimed at correcting the deformation of the hallux valgus. He has also worked as a European expert in the introduction of a new total ankle prosthesis in the early 2000s. With the benefit of more than 20 years of experience in his specialization, he is able to propose a solution that is conservative, or surgical (primary or revision) to all pathologies affecting the foot and ankle.

On the sporting side, Dr. Vienne is a fervent fan of running, finishing twice third place at the famous Sierre-Zinal mountain race in 1994 and 1995. An activity that has certainly motivated him to be interested in problems concerning the anatomy of the foot and ankle.

Dr Amadou Cissé

Dr Amadou Cissé

Dr. Cissé studied medicine at the University of Lausanne. Subsequently, at the CHUV, he began a long specialization in orthopedics and traumatology that will lead him to practice in many hospitals and orthopedic centers in the French-speaking  part of Switzerland, particularly in Neuchâtel, St-Loup and Sion. He was appointed Head of Clinic in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery and Traumatology of the Hospital of Nyon in 2013 and thus participates in the training of young doctors, while developing his passion for the traumatology of the musculoskeletal system. Within the Medicol group since 2014, he is doing various research projects with Dr. Vallotton and Tzioupis with a particular interest in gait analysis. In May 2017, he joined Dr Vienne's office to improve his surgical technique in  foot and ankle surgery. He passed his specialist examination in orthopedic surgery and traumatology in December 2018. In addition to his main activity at the Foot Clinic with Dr. Vienne, Dr. Cissé opened a weekly specialist consultation in Riaz, Canton Fribourg.

Dr Nicolas Fragnière

Dr Nicolas Fragnière

After obtaining his federal medical degree from the University of Lausanne in 2009, Dr. Fragnière completed his post-graduate training in orthopedic surgery and traumatology of the musculoskeletal system as an assistant and then as a senoir resident at the Cantonal Hospital of Fribourg (HFR). He successfully passed the final examination in orthopedic surgery by Swiss Orthopedics (Swiss Society of Orthopedics and Traumatology) in Geneva in November 2018. Dr. Fragnière is preparing to obtain the title of FMH specialist in orthopedic surgery and traumatology of the musculoskeletal system in the near future, and he joins our team with the goal to improve his knowledge in the treatment of foot and ankle disorders.

Noémie Blanc

Noémie Blanc

Native from canton Fribourg, Noémie Blanc obtains her federal capacity certificate as a pharmacy assistant in 2005 and a certificate of professional maturity in health and social in 2006. She then decided to complete her training and get her degree as a nurse at the Health Highschool of Fribourg (HEdS) in 2011. The subject of her bachelor was to analyze the literature on the role of preoperative patient information and particularly the role of this information on perioperative anxiety in elective surgery.

She worked as a nurse at la Clinique Valmont in orthopedic and neurologic rehabilitation from 2011 to 2012, and in the unit of palliative care at Riviera-Chablais hospital from 2012. In 2016 she moved to Hirslanden Clinique Bois-Cerf in Lausanne (orthopedic surgery) and achieved a training in aroma therapy at l'Espace compétences in Cully (Usha Veda School) in 2018.

Noémie is specially interested in supporting patients from the preoperative period to the end of treatment. She joined our team in September 2018 and is in charge of patients preparation and supporting before and after surgery. She is collecting all patients pre- and postoperative datas, including photo documentation and pedobarographic analysis. She is managing  postoperative wound care and is regularly present as assistant in the operating room. She is also in charge of the statistics of our clinic and gives her recommendations in aroma therapy (prevention of preoperative anxiety and support in the wound healing).   

Marie Rose Sagna Vienne

Marie Rose Sagna Vienne

Charlotte Cuq

Charlotte Cuq

Juliane Sarasin

Juliane Sarasin

Oriane Mooser

Oriane Mooser