Chirurgische Praxis Alstertal Heegbarg 14 22391 Hamburg Tel: +49 (0) 40 602 30 06

Articular Osteoarthritis

Hand Surgery and Surgical Practice Alstertal Germany Hamburg Poppenbuettel – Tel: +49 40 602 30 06


Mostly long live caused „normal“destruction of articular cartilage with pain, deformity and / or deterioration of joint function. Also resulting from injuries oft he joint


Healing mostly not possible. Depending on the joint and complaints: Anti inflammatoric pain medication, Plaster, cortisone injection. Surgical treatment often useful.

Operative procedure

Under local or subaxillary plexus anaesthesia stiffening of the destroyed joint, and joint toilet or local nerve disabling. (The sensoric is not affected.) Arthroplastic procedures are often useful, especially at the hand / fingers (see also Handsurgery-Rhizarthrosis)

What’s next

Splint for some days up to weeks, depending from the type of operation. Physiotherapie often useful.


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  • Dr. med. Stefan Peters
    Trauma Surgery
    General Surgeon

    Dr. med. Stephan Berg
    General Surgeon
    Trauma Surgery

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