Hand and foot surgery

Your hands - Our expertise

The hand - we need it to gesticulate, to grasp, to feel (i.e. to "grasp"), to eat and for many other things in daily life. However, we often only realize how important this organ is for us in everyday life when our hand hurts or can no longer provide us with its services for other reasons. At the HANDZENTRUM KÖLN, two highly experienced hand specialists, Dr. v. Maydell, previously a senior physician at the well-known Malteser Hand Center in Bonn for many years, and Mr. Altmann, who previously managed the practice for 19 years, are available to you for these situations. 

The range of services covers the entire field of hand surgery - whether it's just an examination or the treatment of injuries or illnesses to the hand, wrist and forearm, as well as toes and feet. 

Moving without pain again at last


In our practice, which is located directly opposite the PAN Clinic at Zeppelinstrasse 2, we examine our patients, make a diagnosis and carry out all the necessary preparations for an operation.

Should an operation be necessary, we have an operating theater at our disposal in the practice - for larger operations and operations that should be performed on an inpatient basis, we have access to the PAN Clinic's state-of-the-art operating department and its qualified specialist staff.

Anesthesia procedure

Many procedures can be performed under local anesthesia. Among other things, we use the modern WALANT technique (Wide Awake Local Anesthesia No Tourniquet), which is comparatively comfortable and less stressful for the patient due to the elimination of the so-called tourniquet.
In cooperation with the anaesthesia department of the PAN Clinic, regional anaesthesia procedures (arm anaesthesia) and general anaesthesia can also be offered if required.


1.Hand surgery - outpatient and inpatient operations

  • Arthroscopy (endoscopy) of the wrist and saddle joint
  • Osteoarthritis of the thumb saddle joint (rhizarthrosis)
  • Arthrosis of the finger/wrist joints (e.g. Bouchard's, Heberden's arthrosis)
  • Ligament injuries (ski thumb, SL ligament)
  • Dupuytren's contracture (Viking disease)
  • Fractures/fractures of the wrist and hand
  • Ganglia
  • Hand tumors
  • Skin tumors
  • Scaphoid fracture/ scaphoid pseudarthrosis
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Childhood malformations of the hands (e.g. syndactyly, polydactyly)
  • Cubital tunnel syndrome (constriction of the ulnar nerve/sulcus ulnaris syndrome)
  • Bony deformities (repositioning operations)
  • lump formation/ ganglions
  • Scar corrections
  • Nerve compression syndromes
  • PNF (percutaneous needle fasciotomy for Dupuytren's disease)
  • Reconstruction of ligaments of the finger joints and wrist
  • Rheumatic diseases of the hand
  • Rapidly moving fingers (jumping or snapping fingers)
  • Tendonitis (e.g. de Quervain's tendovaginitis)
  • Tendon injuries
  • Tendon separations
  • Tennis elbow/golfer's elbow (epicondylitis)
  • Injury to ligaments of the hand
  • Curvature and restricted movement of fingers

2.Foot surgery - outpatient and inpatient operations

  • Arthrosis of the forefoot/ hallux rigidus
  • Fractures/fractures of the forefoot
  • Foot operations
  • Hallux valgus/bunion of the forefoot
  • Claw/ hammer toes
  • Rheumatic diseases of the forefoot

3.Trauma surgery

  • Accidents at work / school accidents / D doctor


  • Nerve constrictions
  • Nerve injuries
  • Nerve transplants



Zeppelinstr. 2 
(in the Schwerthof building opposite
opposite the PAN Clinic)
50667 Cologne
Phone: 0221/25825-25
Fax: 0221/2575-442


In cooperation with the PAN KLINIK am Neumarkt


Monday, Tuesday & Thursday
08:00 - 13:00 and 14:30 - 17:30

Wednesday & Friday
08:00 - 13:00


Dr. MED. Bernd v. Maydell
Specialist in surgery, hand surgery, FEBHS, attending physician at the PAN Clinic

Specialist in surgery, orthopaedics and trauma surgery
special trauma surgery, hand surgery

Paul J. Altmann
Specialist in surgery, hand and foot surgery, trauma surgery, transit doctor

Specialist in orthopaedics, hand surgery and sports medicine