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Department of hand orthopaedic surgery

Dr. med. Michael Lehnert
orthopedics and trauma surgery, hand surgeon and sports medicine

About the department

The department of hand orthopaedic surgery at ATOS Orthopedic Clinic Munich offers qualified and highly specialized medical care for hands and wrist. The heading surgeon has over 20 years of experience in the corresponding field and even developed the needlestick treatment for Dupuytren's disease. Numerous innovations are implemented, and the staff is constantly undergoing additional training and education programs. Medical care is provided by the German Society for Hand Surgery. The department is extensively awarded, for example, by being included in the list of the 2022 top surgical clinics for hand surgery. Thanks to the signature atmosphere and friendly, professional nursing, the clinic is designed to resemble a first-class hotel than a hospital. Short distances and close coordination between the individual departments guarantee smooth processes. 

The range of treatments includes conservative, particularly all minimally invasive treatment techniques in hand surgery. In addition, acute, chronic diseases of the hand and wrist are treated along with injuries and traumas.

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Treatment and diagnostic focus of the department

Conservative and surgical treatment of the following injuries and damages:

  • Illnesses, injuries, and overuse injuries of the hand and wrist
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (nerve compression syndrome)
  • Annular ligament tear
  • Osteoarthritis of the wrists and fingers
  • Rhizarthrosis of the thumb saddle joint
  • Dupuytren's contracture (crooked fingers) 
  • Cysts/unclear tumours
  • Ski thumb (rupture of the ligaments)
  • Tennis elbow (tendonitis due to incorrect technique)
  • Tendonitis
  • Radius fracture (forearm bone)
  • Broken hand/finger

Surgery:

  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Open surgery
  • Joint replacement

Conservative spectrum:

  • Cartilage-stabilizing injections
  • The "super inductive system" (used to treat muscle and tendon injuries) 
  • Autologous blood treatment
  • Shock waves therapy
  • Medical flossing 
  • Physical therapy measures
  • Health coaching
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Doctor profile

Education

  • 1984-1990 Study of human medicine at the Free University of Berlin
  • 1995 Additional qualification in hand surgery (Hand Surgery Clinic in Bad Neustadt/Saale), a specialist in orthopedics and sports medicine

Experience

  • 1990-1992 Doctor in an internship, Orthopedic Clinic and Polyclinic of the Free University Berlin in the Oskar-Helene-Heim (Medical director: Prof. Dr. U. Weber)
  • 1992-1993 Clinic for Hand Surgery, Bad Neustadt (Medical Director: Prof. Dr. U. Lanz)
  • 1994-1995 Orthopedic Clinic and Polyclinic of the Free University of Berlin in the Oskar-Helene-Heim (Medical director: Prof. Dr. U. Weber)
  • 1996 Medical Director and owner of the Medical Center Meviva for orthopedics, hand surgery, and sports medicine
  • 1998 Consultant Hand Surgeon in Appiano Gentile, Birch Clinic
  • 1998-2005 Managing Director and Operator of the Surgical Private Clinic "Life clinic" in Berlin
  • Hand Surgeon, Department of hand orthopedic surgery at ATOS Orthopedic Clinic Munich

Awards, memberships, publications

  • Member of German-speaking working group for hand surgery
  • Member of the German Society for Hand Surgery
  • Member of the German Society for Orthopedics and Traumatology
  • Member of the Society for Orthopaedic Traumatology Sports Medicine
  • Member of the German Society for Pain Medicine 
  • A bestselling author with his current book "Hands are good, everything is good."
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