Your contact partners
in this area:
Prof. <br /> Dr. med. habil.<br /> Georg Matziolis
Dr. med. habil.
Georg Matziolis

Senior Consultant of the Clinic for Orthopaedics and Accident Surgery

Acting holder of the Chair for Orthopaedics of the FSU Jena at the Waldkrankenhaus Eisenberg

036691 8-1002

Specialist Registrar Dr. med. Andreas Wagner
Specialist Registrar Dr. med. Andreas Wagner

Head of department hand and foot surgery

Specialist for Orthopaedics and Accident Surgery, Rheumatology, Hand Surgery, Special Orthopaedic Surgery, Physical Therapy and Chirotherapy.

Carpal tunnel syndrome on the wrist

With nerve bottleneck syndromes, surrounding tissue presses against the supplying nerves and thus damages them. The most well-known of them is carpal tunnel syndrome: Patients suffer from pain, feelings of numbness and a reduction of strength in the hand. First the complaints only occur sporadically and when the wrist is strained, later pronounced pain when at rest may result.

At the beginning of the disorder, conservative treatment may lead to success, for example it may help to keep the arm and wrist still overnight with an underarm splint. If conservative measures do not help and if pronounced, persistent pains occur, the doctor providing treatment will recommend an operation. In most cases, this is performed as an out-patient operation.

Overview of specialist areas:

Arthrosis refers to joint wear beyond the age-related extent. The causes may be strain, malpositioning of the joints, bone disease or genetic pre-disposition.

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Rheumatoid arthritis is the most frequent inflammatory-rheumatic disorder: It is characterised by painful swellings of the joints and as it progresses leads to destruction of joints and increasing restriction of movement.

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Patients with a nerve bottleneck syndrome suffer from pain and a feeling of numbness.

Patients with a nerve bottleneck syndrome suffer from pain and a feeling of numbness.