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Department of hand surgery

PD. Dr. med. Andreas E. Steiert
orthopaedic, hand surgery

About the department

The department of hand surgery at MEOCLINIC Berlin is a highly specialized private practice for treating hands. The function of a hand can be disrupted very quickly by pain and functional consequences after injuries, but also by general underlying diseases such as rheumatism or simply by overloading so that those affected feel severely impaired in everyday life. After serious accidents, the department successfully performed microsurgical replantations of individual limbs in children. Despite modern diagnostics such as CT and MRI, the reason for the hand disorder symptoms is often misinterpreted. Therefore, the expertise of the local experienced hand surgeon is essential, who can assign patient complaints in connection with a structured and well-founded examination result. The head of the department spent years as a senior medical expert in one of the most renowned hands surgery university clinics in Germany.

The scope of hand surgery methods includes functional restoration, denervation, surgery for inflammatory diseases of the hand, and a unique diagnostic examination.

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Treatment and diagnostic focus of the department

Range of treatments excerpt:

  • Scar correction, tenolysis (tendon release), arthrolysis (joint release)
  • Dupuytren's contracture
  • Functional restoration in the event of nerve failure 
  • Motor replacement surgery using tendon transfers
  • Oncology-appropriate, function-preserving tumour surgery of the hand
  • Functional restoration after radical tumour surgery of the hand and extremities
  • Reconstruction of skin-soft tissue defects after injury, tumour, or infection
  • Corrective surgery for previous surgery with insufficient hand function 

Surgery of inflammatory disorders: 

  • Flicking finger
  • Snapping thumb
  • Rheumatic tendon diseases
  • Ganglia
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome    (median nerve compression syndrome)
  • Loge de guyon syndrome (ulnar nerve compression syndrome)

Denervation (treatment of pain conditions):

  • Targeted joint denervation
  • Complete wrist denervation
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Doctor profile

Education

  • 1988 Abitur at the Kepler-Gymnasium in Freiburg i.Br.
  • 1990 Study of human medicine at the Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg i.Br.
  • 1997 state examination
  • August 1999 Approval
  • March 2000 PhD: Influences on the expression of FAS-ligand, CD44v6,v10, ICAM-1 and NCAM by cytokines in colon carcinoma.
  • April 2007 Specialist in plastic and aesthetic surgery
  • December 2012 Additional qualification in hand surgery
  • September Submission of the habilitation thesis to obtain the Venia legendi in the field of plastic and aesthetic surgery: Tissue preservation, tissue reconstruction and tissue modulation in plastic surgery. Clinical and experimental investigations.

Experience

  • 01/1998       AiP at the Department of General, Visceral, Vascular and Thoracic Surgery at the Humboldt University in
  • Berlin Univ.- Prof. Dr. JM Mueller
  • 06/1999       Institute of Reconstructive and Plastic Surgery, New York University Medical Center, JG McCarthy, MD, New York, US
  • 01/2000       Surgical University Clinic of the RWTH - AachenUniv.- Prof. Dr. dr hc V. Schumpelick
  • 10/2001       Clinic for Plastic, Hand and Reconstructive Surgery, Hannover Medical SchoolUniv.-Prof. dr PM Vogt
  • 06/2007       Appointment as a senior physician of the clinic
  • 04/2011       Appointment as managing senior physician of the clinic, deputy of the clinic director
  • since 11/2014 Specialist in plastic and aesthetic surgery as well as reconstructive surgery at MEOCLINIC

Awards, memberships, publications

  • Author of 7 publications
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