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Department of hand orthopaedics surgery

Dr. med. Christian Betz
hand orthopaedic and trauma surgery

About the department

The department of hand orthopaedics surgery at ATOS Orthopedic Clinic Frankfurt am Main treats and diagnoses musculoskeletal disorders of the hand and wrist. In addition to being specialists in orthopaedics and trauma surgery, local experts also have additional training in hand surgery. They have specialised in diagnosing and treating hand and wrist diseases for many years. This high degree of specialization helps achieve the best possible treatment with the most modern implants and innovative techniques. The department follows strict hygiene standards according to the local legislation. The staff is regularly monitored and trained. Every aspect of the hospital stay is thought-out to facilitate the fastest possible recovery, from the calm atmosphere to the meals and round-the-clock availability of nursing staff.

Whether after injuries (e.g. fractures or ligament injuries), chronic diseases (carpal tunnel syndrome, Dupuytren's disease), signs of wear and tear (e.g. finger, thumb, or wrist arthrosis), or rheumatic diseases: our experts are there for you to provide you with the best possible treatment and to preserve the unique function of the hands. In addition to minimally invasive techniques such as arthroscopy, we cover the entire spectrum of hand surgery with soft tissue interventions, tendon reconstructions, and joint replacements.

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Treatment and diagnostic focus of the department

The focus of the hand specialists:

  • Wrist osteoarthritis
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Rhizarthrosis
  • Tennis elbow/ epicondylitis
  • Dupuytren

Range of services:

  • The entire spectrum of hand surgery:
  • Ganglion surgery - open and arthroscopic
  • Operations on tumours (e.g. Enchondroma, giant cell tumour)
  • Surgery for trigger finger (ring ligament stenosis, tendinosis de Quervain)
  • Surgery for Dupuytren's contracture (disease of the connective tissue of the palm)
  • Surgery for carpal tunnel syndrome and other peripheral nerve compression syndromes (Loge de Guyon syndrome, Sulcus ulnaris syndrome)
  • Conservative therapies and operations for arthrosis (e.g. Thumb saddle joint arthrosis, wrist arthrosis)
  • Fractures of the hand and wrist
  • Injuries to tendons, ligaments (e.g. Ski thumbs, extensor tendons, flexor tendons)
  • Wrist denervation, elimination of pain in joint wear
  • Wrist arthroscopy (mirroring of the wrist)
  • Arthroscopy of the metacarpophalangeal joints and thumb saddle joint
  • Surgery for nerve injuries
  • Endoprosthetics of the metatarsophalangeal and middle joints 
  • Forefoot surgery
  • Fractures of the foot and ankle
  • Achilles tendon injuries
  • Diseases and injuries of the elbow joint (tennis elbow, golfer's elbow)
  • Surgical therapy and aftercare for injuries to the musculoskeletal system
  • Acupuncture
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Doctor profile

Education

  • 2001-2007 Studies in human medicine at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt
  • 2014 Specialist in orthopedics and trauma surgery
  • 2017 Additional qualification in hand surgery

Experience

  • 2008-2013 Professional Association, Emergency Clinic Frankfurt am Main
  • 2013-2014 Department of orthopedics and trauma surgery, St. Vincenz and Elisabeth Hospital Mainz
  • 2014-2016 Professional Association, Department for plastic, hand and reconstructive surgery, Emergency Clinic Frankfurt am Main
  • 2017 Senior Physician at the Emergency Clinic Frankfurt am Main, BG Competence Center
  • 2017-2021 Senior Physician, Head of Hand Surgery, Department of orthopedics and trauma surgery at the Burgerhospital Frankfurt am Main
  • 2022 Department of hand orthopedics surgery at ATOS Orthopedic Clinic Frankfurt am Main

Awards, memberships, publications

  • Member of the German Society for Hand Surgery
  • Member of the German Society for Manual Medicine
  • Member of the German Society for Acupuncture
  • Author of 5 publications
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