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Department of hand and foot surgery

Dr. med. Bernd V. Maydell
hand surgery, foot surgery

About the department

The department of hand and foot surgery at PAN Clinic Cologne deals with diagnosing and treating hand and foot diseases. The department specializes in surgical treatment, orthopaedic microsurgical and reconstructive procedures. Depending on the clinical indications, treatment is carried out on an outpatient or inpatient basis. Doctors use the latest treatment methods following international standards for the best result. For example, the WALANT (Wide-awake Local Anesthesia No Tourniquet) technique provides many surgical interventions on an outpatient basis without complete sedation, which is relatively comfortable and less stressful for the patient. In addition, regional anaesthetic procedures (arm anaesthesia) and general anaesthesia can also be offered if necessary. Both adults and pediatric patients are accepted. The department includes practical rooms where doctors examine patients, make a diagnosis, and carry out minimally invasive procedures and an operating room for more extensive surgical interventions that perform inpatient.

The department's medical team uses conservative methods, including drug therapy, injections, and physiotherapy. However, surgical treatment is the main priority. The most common diseases are hand or foot injuries, fractures, and inflammatory diseases of the ligaments and muscles. In addition, one of the directions is children's malformations of the hands.

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Treatment and diagnostic focus of the department

Diagnosis:

  • Osteoarthritis of the forefoot/ Hallux rigidus
  • Fractures or breaks in the forefoot
  • Fractures or breaks in wrist and hand
  • Hallux valgus/bunions of the forefoot
  • Claw toes/hammertoes
  • Rheumatic diseases 
  • Nerve injuries
  • Arthrosis of the fingers/wrists
  • Ligament injuries
  • Dupuytren's contracture
  • Hand tumours
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Cubital tunnel syndrome
  • Nerve compression syndromes

Diagnostic:

  • Anamnesis (history of the diseases)
  • Physical examination 
  • Laboratory tests (blood, urine)
  • Ultrasound 
  • X-rays or CT 
  • MRI 
  • Diagnostic arthroscopy 
  • Other diagnostic services

Treatment options:

  • Conservation treatment 
  • Hand surgery 
  • WALANT method (combination of a local anaesthetic and epinephrine to induce anaesthesia and hemostasis)
  • Arthroscopy of the wrist 
  • Wrist and Carpal Surgery 
  • Foot surgery 
  • Other treatment procedures 
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Doctor profile

Education

  • 1989 - 1996 Study of Medicine at the Universities of Goettingen, Vienna and London
  • 1996 - 2004 Residency in Surgery in Berlin (Bundeswehr Hospital), Koblenz (Bundeswehr Central Hospital) and Lahnstein
  • 2004 Board Certification in Surgery
  • 2008 Specialization in Hand Surgery
  • 2012 European Diploma in Hand Surgery, Federation of European Societies for Surgery of the Hand (FESSH)

Experience

  • 1998 - 2000 Military Physician in Muenster
  • 2005 - 2017 Physician at the Hand Surgery Center, Bonn
  • 2009 Senior Physician, Hand Surgery Center, Bonn
  • 2009 Physician in the Department of Hand Surgery, Catholic Children's Hospital Wilhelmstift (6 months)
  • 2018 Foundation of the Hand Surgery Center Cologne
  • Since 2018 Head of the Department of Adult and Pediatric Hand, Foot Surgery at the PAN Clinic Cologne

Awards, memberships, publications

  • Fellow of the European Board of Hand Surgery
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