In the specialty area of hand surgery, we work together with the Department of Hand Surgery at Södersjukhuset.
In the specialty area of hand surgery, we work together with the Department of Hand Surgery at Södersjukhuset. In Sweden, hand surgery is a unique specialty from orthopaedic and plastic surgery. Specialised hand departments are secondary referral centres for other departments like the emergency, plastic and orthopaedic departments. The Department of Hand Surgery at Södersjukhuset in Stockholm is the largest of it´s kind in Sweden, with about 15 full-time hand surgery specialists and 24/7 on-call duty. We have a separate operation facility with four operating rooms and a staff of around 80 in total, including specialised hand therapists. We treat all kind of hand surgical diagnoses, both traumatic and elective cases. Children under the age of one year are operated at the Astrid Lindgren Children´s hospital.
Our specific areas of expertise include the following:
- Brachial plexus injuries; traumatic injuries as well as birth palsy
- Nerve reconstruction in birth palsy
- Reconstruction of brachial plexus and other proximal nerve injuries in adults
- Congenital upp limb anomalies