Surgical procedures on the hands are the domain of outpatient surgeries. They can almost always be performed under local or regional anesthesia (arm only). The operated patient is not bedridden and has little pain to fear after the procedure. The most common clinical pictures are:
- Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS = nerve entrapment)
- Fasting fingers (tenosynovitis stenosans)
- Finger retractions (DUPUYTREN’S disease)
- Ganglion (ganglion)
We have been successfully performing these surgeries for over 15 years with an increasing tendency. The total number of surgeries now reaches about 250 surgeries per year. Small surgical interventions e.g. on the fingers or hand injuries were not counted.