Hand Surgery

The hand has a multitude of highly-developed functions which give a person manual, creative and emotional possibilities of expression. This functionality is enabled by a unique interplay of bones and joints, muscles and tendons, nerves and blood vessels.

The hand is, therefore, a highly complicated body part, which is simultaneously highly exposed and particularly vulnerable to injury. The many different and important anatomic functions thus require extensive knowledge and skills for the treatment of injuries and disorders, which is why plastic surgery plays such an important role in the optimal treatment of damaged hands.

For more information about the hand surgery procedures below, contact us to arrange a no-obligation consultation.

Nerve Surgery

If commands like „left hand to the water glass“ are not correctly transported through the nerve pathways, then the nerves are damaged and the command does not arrive. Nerve replacement operations, a very challenging area of hand surgery, can build a bridge over these information breaks.

Nerve Reconstruction

If hand nerves are damaged in an accident or through sickness, feelings and also pain are sometimes no longer perceived, leaving the movement of the hands and the command transition from the brain massively restricted. This is where nerve reconstruction comes in.

Tendon Alteration

The tendons on the hand are those that carry the highest load thanks to their high joint thickness and multifaceted strain capabilities, making them also the most vulnerable. Inflammations, bulges or ruptures are not unusual, but further damage can be avoided and movement restored with modern surgical techniques.

Trigger Finger

The name Trigger finger describes a tendon sliding disruption in the hand. This arises when the tendon sheath in the area of the ring ligaments (which fix the tendons to the bones and function like pulleys) is narrowed. This leads to swelling of the tendon, pain, and the tendon can only abruptly slip through or stay completely stuck. 

Hand Tumour Removal

Tumours on the hand can arise from various causes, and are mostly benign but also have the potential to be malicious or malignant tumours. In addition, tumours on the hand can also cause pain or loss of bodily function and therefore should be operated on as soon as a tumour arises.

Nerve Compression Syndrome

Nerves need freedom. If they are constricted or jammed in between something, they react very sensitively. Especially in the hand, there are important nerves running through a tight space. This can lead to a range of afflictions generally known as compression syndrome, which should be inspected and potentially treated.

Ganglion Removal

A ganglion is a harmless tumourous growth, very often in the area of the wrist capsule or the tendons. It can also form on various areas of the hand and also on different joints. They are removed for a range of reasons: Ganglions are not only considered a cosmetic blemish but can also cause pain or impair the movement of the hand.

Dupuytren’s Contracture

Dupuytren’s Contracture is a benign disease of the tissue on the palms of the hands. The cause of Dupuytren’s Contracture (named after a French surgeon) is still largely unknown, but, it can be easily operated on if caught early enough, avoiding potential thickening and hardening of the palms, and even compromising effects on the hand’s nerves and blood vessels.

Scar Correction

Scars on the hands most often occur after operations or injuries. Nowadays, the scar treatment and operational techniques available are very diverse and differ according to the scar’s location, how it arose, the age of the scar and its size.