Department for
Plastic Surgery
and Hand Surgery
Department for Plastic Surgery
and Hand Surgery
Director: Univ.-Prof. Dr. H.-G. Machens
Tel: +49 89 414 021 71

Innovative and modern approaches to treat degenerative arthritis in our hand surgical center in Munich

Degenerative Arthritis results in loss of cartilage, which functions as a buffer in the articulations between two bones. After the loss of the cartilage, bones rub against each other during each movement, which lead to the following symptoms:

  • Pain with every movement and later also without movement
  • Swelling of joints and inflammation (redness)
  • Rigidity of joints, stiffness and loss of function

In the course of degenerative arthritis, bone damage and loss of function always result in different degrees of severity. We have years of experience in treating degenerative arthritis of the wrist and finger joints and our aim is to help our patients lead a pain-free life.

We offer the whole spectrum of possible treatments, starting with conservative therapies such as casts and anti-inflammatory drugs.  More progressed degenerative arthritis can be treated surgically with new medical tools to regenerate cartilage by cell therapies, reduce pain by selective denervation operations or even replace irreversibly damaged joints by joint prosthetic implantations or even joints fusions.

We will gladly inform you personally of all therapy options available during our consultation hours.

Contact and consultation hours

Office Hand Surgery
Susanne Steigenberger, Claudia Seefeldt
+49 89 4140 2178


Monday till Thursday: 08:30 a.m. –  02:30 p.m.

Friday: 08:30 a.m. –  01:30 p.m.

Please call in advance during office hours to schedule an appointment.