- Specialist in orthopaedics and trauma surgery
- Hand and foot surgery
The practice for hand, elbow and foot surgery has existed since the opening of ATOS Clinic in 1991. The focus is on the diagnosis, conservative and surgical treatment of diseases, injuries and injury consequences involving the hand, elbow and foot.
The advising and education of the patient about their illness and the resulting different treatment options are very much in the foreground, since only a well-informed patient has the motivation required for achieving optimal results.
Surgical treatment is required in about one third of the patients visiting the consultation. The majority of interventions are performed on an outpatient basis, i.e. when the operated patients feel confident again, they can leave the practice. In certain cases, however, stationary accommodation can be made possible.
Complicated and complex procedures can be carried out through the use of state-of-the-art equipment and treatment methods. Minimally invasive surgical techniques, such as arthroscopic surgery on the wrist, endoscopic carpal tunnel cleavage, percutaneous screwing in scaphoid fractures, and the use of special implants can significantly reduce the rehabilitation time in many cases.
Joint-preserving intervention in the care of the very common malpositions of the forefoot is in the foreground. The latest findings for a gentle restoration of foot function are taken into account in order to enable the rapid mobilisation of the patient.
The conservative therapy measures and the targeted initiation and accompaniment of postoperative physiotherapy occupy a central position within the scope of the various treatment concepts in addition to the surgical treatment.
Continuing education and continuing training and lecturing activities of the physicians ensure that the high quality in diagnostics and therapy is preserved regarding diseases of the hands, elbows and feet.
Range of services
- Acute diseases infections, tumours
- Fresh injuries to the bones, joints, soft tissues, vessels and nerves
- Percutaneous and open navicular screwing, osteosynthesis of radius, metacarpal and finger fractures, ligament injuries of the wrist and fingers (ski thumb), flexor and extensor tendon injuries
- Chronic degenerative changes of the joints
- Osteoarthritis of the wrist, thumb saddle joint, finger centre and end joints
- Arthroscopic surgery of the wrist, diagnostic and therapeutic arthroscopy (discus tears, ganglia, radius fractures)
- Neoplasms and tumours
- Dupuytren’s disease, ganglion, soft tissue and bone tumours
- Nerve compression
- Endoscopic and open minimally invasive surgery
- Carpal tunnel cleavage, Loge de Guyon syndrome
- Degenerative changes of the tendons
- Tendovaginitis stenosans (rapid finger), tendovaginitis de Quervain, spontaneous rupture of the tendons
- Recovery from injuries to bones, joints, soft tissues, tendons, vessels and nerves
- Corrections for malpositions, joint stiffness, tendon adhesions, nerve sutures
- Rheumatic surgery
- Synovialectomies, bony and/or soft tissue interventions improving function, endoprosthetic joint replacement
- Reconstructive surgery
- Scar corrections, skin defects
- Degenerative changes of the tendons (tennis and golfer’s elbow), bicep tendon tears
- Chronic degenerative changes of the joints, arthrosis of the elbow joint, restriction of movement
- Arthroscopic surgery of the elbow joint, diagnostic and therapeutic arthroscopy (removal of free joint bodies)
- Nerve compression, sulcus ulnaris syndrome, supinator syndrome and other compression syndromes
- Forefoot deformities, hallux valgus with joint-preserving corrections, hammer and claw toes
- Arthrosis of the foot, big toe-base joint arthrosis, hallux rigidus with function-improving corrections
- Nerve compression syndromes
- Tarsal tunnel syndrome, Morton’s neuralgia, heel spur (plantar fasciitis)
- 1981 – 1988 Studium der Medizin in Heidelberg, Schweiz, London und Nottingham
- 1988 Promotion und 3. Staatsexamen
- 1989 Trauma Surgery Clinic of the Mannheim Hospital, Prof. Plaue
- 1991 Surgical Clinic of the Mannheim Clinic, Prof. Trede
- 1992 Orthopaedic Clinic of the Mannheim Clinic, Prof. Jani
- 1996 Additional qualification in chiropractics
- 1996 Specialist in orthopaedics
- 2000 Senior Physician at the Orthopaedic University Hospital Mannheim
- 2001 Additional qualification in physical medicine
- From 2002 Head of Hand and Foot Surgery of the Orthopaedic Clinic, later Head of the Department of Hand and Trauma Surgery of the Orthopaedic Trauma Surgery Centre (OUZ) of the University Hospital Mannheim
- 2002 D.A.F. certificate in foot surgery
- 2007 Specialist in orthopaedics and trauma surgery
- Since 2008 Joint practice with Dr. Polzer and Dr. Bouman