Hand- and Foot Surgery

Department of Orthopedics and Trauma Surgery, Hand and- Foot Surgery

Within the Department of Orthopedics and Trauma Surgery, the specialist field of hand- and foot surgery has been developed by Dr. Christoph Eicker and Dr. Peter Kaivers. Both surgeons have passed the additional qualification as hand surgeons – a quality not owned by every facility.

The department treats bone fractures and alterations according to wear and predisposition. Professional musicians, athletes and others whose subsistence depends on the functioning of their hands rank among the patients.

Dupuytren’s contracture is one of the constitutional alterations. The sinews and nerve cords of the fingers that are bent towards the palm are worked on microsurgically with the help of magnifying glasses and a surgical microscope to remove the scarred pathological tissue. The department also treats rheumatic alterations professionally. One of the focal points is the operative care for pathological deformations of the carpus via minimal invasive therapy (arthroscopy) and the reattachment of severed limbs.

Particular technical requirements are needed to perform contrast medium aided MRI examinations of the carpus. The department fulfils these conditions.

The patients of the Department of Orthopedics and Trauma Surgery, Hand and- Foot Surgery may safely trust in the medical qualification the 28 doctors as well as in their personal devotion. Doctors and nurses are highly motivated and people-focused.

“Our specialist qualities enable us to carry out a professional and individual treatment of functional impairments of the hands and feet. Out care aims at restoring the limb functioning in a way that the patients can pursue their work and life as they used to do.”