Special reconstructive surgery

Department for Hand, Replantation and Microsurgery

Unit for reconstructive surgery in brachial plexus injuries, tetraplegia and cerebral disorders

The unit for reconstructive surgery in brachial plexus injuries, tetraplegia and cerebral disorders is headed by Dr. Richarda Böttcher. Patients with injuries to the plexus, paraplegia or palsy resulting from brain damage are given competent, individual consultation and the best possible medical care.

We have many years of experience in the reconstruction of hand function due to tetraplegia, which the ukb has been performing since 2003, working closely with the treatment centre for spinal cord injury. We also work closely with specialist centres of this kind from around the world. All the treatment results that Berlin specialises in are carefully documented, analysed and presented to colleagues around the world. This is why patients treated in the centre are asked for their regular and reliable cooperation.

In case of plexus paralysis or other nerve injuries, if surgery is performed quickly enough, it is possible to reconstruct the injured structures or replace them using intact nerves. Otherwise, in cases of paraplegia or spastic diseases, we can rehabilitate function by transplanting tendons and muscles. Healthy but otherwise dispensable muscles are used in these cases to do the work of these necessary but injured structures. Years of experience and competence sustain our specialisation in so-called motor replacement surgery. We often invite the attending physical therapist or occupational therapist to take part in the operation. This is another way in which we improve cross-disciplinary treatment and let the patients know that we care for their well-being, working in dialogue with all necessary services and ensuring adequate aftercare.

  Unfallkrankenhaus Berlin

Department for Hand, Replantation and Microsurgery

Warener Str. 7

12683 Berlin

  Chief of Unit

Dr. Richarda Böttcher

  030/5681-4101   030/5681-4103   richarda.boettcher@ukb.de