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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.

Rheumatic changes to the hand

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.

Changes to the hand area often occur, for example redness, swelling or bending of the fingers. In many cases, we can improve or at least halt these hand function disorders with surgical operations. 

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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Nerve bottleneck syndrome

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. 

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Rheumatoid arthritis may lead to swelling and bending of the fingers.

Rheumatoid arthritis may lead to swelling and bending of the fingers.