The hand is comprised of 27 bones and is protected only by a small amount of protective muscle and fatty tissue, it is thus highly susceptible to injury. The wrist connects the hand to the forearm, countless ligaments and tendons ensure that our wrists can move in various directions. There are additionaly numerous nerves in our hands that make it a unique organ of touch.
The delicate bones, ligaments, tendons and nerves are susceptible to injury. In cooperation with specialized and experienced attending physicians and our colleagues from radiology, physiotherapy, nursing and occupational therapy, we offer individually tailored treatment.
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Fast finger
- Arthrosis in the fingers and wrist
- Fractures of the forearm, wrist and hand bones
- Stiff joints due to accident, disease, rheumatism or wear and tear
- Deformities including corrective osteotomy
We clarify complaints and together determine the appropriate therapy for you.
Orthopedic hand surgery
with artificial joints of the fingers and arthrosis.
Peripheral nerve surgery
for peripheral nerve disorders such as carpal tunnel or cubital tunnel syndrome.
Extensor and flexor tendon surgery
Surgical treatment of severed or torn tendons, e.g. as a result of cuts.
Deformities incl. corrective osteotomy
Surgical procedure, for example, to correct mishealed bone fractures.
Diseases and conditions of the hand and wrist
Bone fracture due to age
Osteoporosis affects many older people, with women being affected twice as often. The illness leads to a decrease in bone mass and thus to an increased risk of bone fracture even following minor accidents. As the risk of falling increases with age, osteoporosis-related fractures are common. The most common of these fractures affect the wrist, spine and hip.
The classic wrist fracture is an isolated fracture of the radius or a combined fracture of the radius and ulna. The fracture is common in both adults and children. On the one hand, a distinction must be made between isolated fractures of the radius and fractures involving the ulna. On the other hand, it is necessary to differentiate whether the fracture has joint involvement or not and whether and in what way the fracture is displaced.
The medical term for the injury is "ulnar collateral ligament rupture" or "ulnar collateral ligament rupture at the metacarpophalangeal joint of the thumb". The ski thumb is caused by a fall on the hand with the thumb splayed out and simultaneous bending of the proximal phalanx of the thumb to the radial side.
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