Hand surgery

Elective hand surgery can often be performed on an outpatient basis. The procedures are performed using either local or regional anesthesia (e.g. plexus anesthesia).

Carpal tunnel syndrome (KTS)

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a narrowing of the median nerve in the area of the wrist. Here, the nerve is exposed and relieved via a 3-4 cm long incision in the area of the crease of the ball of the thumb.

Snapping finger (Tendovaginitis Stenosans TVS)

A constriction of the flexor tendon sheath in the area of the first annular ligament leads to a blockage of the flexor tendon. This can be caused by tendonitis. The tendon is exposed through a 1 cm incision and the annular ligament is expanded.

Dupuytren’s contracture / Dupuytren’s disease

Due to changes in the connective tissue in the palm of the hand, there is a bending deformity of the fingers. This is remedied by removing the connective tissue cords.


In the area of the wrists and tendon sheaths, fluid-filled masses can occur, which are removed via a small incision with the sheath.

Thumb saddle joint arthrosis Rhizarthrosis

Painful osteoarthritis usually occurs first in the thumb saddle joint due to wear and tear, which is treated by removing the altered carpal bone.

Dr. med. Dorrit Winterholer

Specialist in plastic, aesthetic and reconstructive facial and breast surgery.

  • Over 20 years of experience as a surgeon.
  • Over 12 years of experience as a specialist in plastic and aesthetic medicine.
  • Senior Consultant Plastic Surgery Lucerne since 2021.
Dr. med. Dorrit Winterholer. Breast augmentation with autologous fat.

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