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

Professional and modern treatment of fracture non-unions – innovative medicine for your personal benefit

A non-union fracture in medicine is also called pseudarthrosis and defines a fracture with no tendency to heal. In hand surgery the scaphoid, the prominent carpal bone, is very often affected. But there are many other fractures, which can result in pseudarthrosis, caused by different reasons.

Typical symptoms are:

  • Ongoing pain after a trauma to the wrist
  • Permanent loss of movement and strength

If a pseudarthrosis occurs but is not treated adequately, massive degenerative arthritis of the wrist joint results and leads very often to complete loss of wrist function. A further consequence is adjacent joint damage due to false movements and joint imbalances, which create further damage. In order to break this vicious circle, an early diagnosis and a correct and focus-oriented therapy are of utmost importance. We are experts in the treatment of pseudarthrosis of the scaphoid and offer well-established therapy options as well as highly new and innovative therapies. Treatment is possible with a small bone graft from the hip or in severe cases with a free vascularized femoral bone graft. In these cases the vital bone graft will be anastomosed microsurgically to the radial artery and a nearby vein to enable blood supply without compromising the blood flow to the hand.

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

Contact and consultation hours

Office Hand Surgery
Susanne Steigenberger
+49 89 4140 2178


Monday to Wednesday: 08:30 a.m. –  03:30 p.m.

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.