Diagnosis - Hand Surgery

Dupuytren’s contracture

Dupuytren's contracture is a rare hand abnormality in which the connective tissue under the skin of your palm contracts and toughens over time. Knots of tissue form below the skin, in time forming a thick cord that can pull one or additional fingers into a bent position. When this occurs, the fingers affected by Dupuytren's contracture bend normally but they cannot be straightened entirely. This makes it difficult to use the hand. Dupuytren's contracture can give problems in everyday activities. Dupuytren's contracture is seldom painful. Occasionally the bumps of tissue on your palm can be sensitive to touch. There are diverse treatments in order to slow the progression of Dupuytren's contracture. The therapies recommended with reference to Dupuytren's contracture relieve your symptoms.

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Hospitals

  • HELIOS Hospital Berlin Zehlendorf

    HELIOS Hospital Berlin Zehlendorf

    With 554 beds, the HELIOS Hospital Zehlendorf is the largest hospital in the south west of Berlin. Its medical focus is on, orthopedics, pediatric surgery and pneumology, pneumology, plastic surgery, thoracic surgery, general and visceral surgery.

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  • HELIOS Hospital Krefeld-Duesseldorf

    HELIOS Hospital Krefeld-Duesseldorf

    Krefeld is located close to Duesseldorf and its international airport, which is one of the largest in Germany. The HELIOS Hospital Krefeld has a long history that reaches back to 1845. Since this time the hospital is known for medical care on the highest level.

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  • HELIOS Hospital Schwerin

    HELIOS Hospital Schwerin

    The HELIOS Hospital Schwerin has 23 medical departments, a well known psychiatric clinic and possesses of 1,406 beds in total.

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Finger arthrosis

The joints of the fingers are covered with cartilage, which allows for the joining bones to glide against each other smoothly.  When this cartilage gets worn down, thereby impairing the normal function of the finger joints, one refers to finger arthrosis, a degeneration of the joints of the fingers.  Finger arthrosis is usually either caused by ‘wear and tear’ over many years (see ‘Osteoarthritis’) or rheumatoid arthritis, a systemic disease that causes inflammation in the joints of the body.  Finger arthrosis is characterised by pain, stiffness and swelling in the finger joints.  Depending on the underlying cause of finger arthrosis, deformities may also arise in the hands.  Finger arthrosis is first treated conservatively with physical therapy, anti-inflammatory medications or splints around the affected joints.  If this is not successful in alleviating symptoms, surgery may be required to restore joint function and relive pain.

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Hospitals

  • HELIOS Hospital Berlin Zehlendorf

    HELIOS Hospital Berlin Zehlendorf

    With 554 beds, the HELIOS Hospital Zehlendorf is the largest hospital in the south west of Berlin. Its medical focus is on, orthopedics, pediatric surgery and pneumology, pneumology, plastic surgery, thoracic surgery, general and visceral surgery.

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  • HELIOS Hospital Krefeld-Duesseldorf

    HELIOS Hospital Krefeld-Duesseldorf

    Krefeld is located close to Duesseldorf and its international airport, which is one of the largest in Germany. The HELIOS Hospital Krefeld has a long history that reaches back to 1845. Since this time the hospital is known for medical care on the highest level.

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  • HELIOS Hospital Schwerin

    HELIOS Hospital Schwerin

    The HELIOS Hospital Schwerin has 23 medical departments, a well known psychiatric clinic and possesses of 1,406 beds in total.

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