Dr. med. Sigmund Polzer

Specialist for trauma surgery, hand and foot surgery

The Practice for Hand, Elbow and Foot Surgery has existed since the opening of the ATOS Clinic in 1991. The focus is on diagnostics, conservative and surgical treatment of diseases, injuries and injury sequelae at the hand, the elbow and the foot.

Advising and informing the patient about his/her disease and the resulting treatment options take priority since only a well-informed patient will gain the required motivation for achieving an optimum result.

With about a third of the patients coming for consultation, surgical treatment is required. The better part of the interventions is performed without an inpatient stay, i.e. when the operated patients feel comfortable, they may leave the practice. In certain cases, inpatient care is possible.

By employing state-of-the-art devices and treatment methods, complicated and extensive interventions may be performed as well. Using minimally invasive surgery techniques – such as arthroscopic surgery at the wrist, endoscopic carpal tunnel splitting, percutaneous screw fixation of scaphoid fractures – and special implants, rehabilitation time may be significantly reduced in many cases.

At the feet, the joint-preserving intervention takes priority when treating the very common defective positions of the forefoot. Here the current findings for a careful restoration of the foot function are taken into account as well in order to allow quick mobilising of the patient.

Apart from the surgical treatment, conservative therapeutic measures and the targeted introduction and monitoring of post-operative physiotherapy are at the centre of attention.

Constant further education of the physicians and their own education and lecture activities ensure that the high quality of diagnostics and therapy is maintained with diseases of hand, elbow and foot.


Hand surgery:

  • Acute diseases
    Infections, swellings
  • Fresh injuries to bones, joints, soft tissue, vessels, and nerves
  • Percutaneous and open screw fixation of scaphoid fractures, osteosynthesis of radius, metacarpal and digital fractures, ligament injuries at the wrist and the fingers (skier's thumb), injuries to flexor and extensor tendons
  • Chronic degenerative abnormalities of the joints
  • Arthrosis of the wrist, the carpometacarpal joint of thumb, the middle and end  joints of the fingers
  • Arthroscopic surgery at the wrist
    Diagnostic and therapeutic arthroscopy (triangular fibrocartilage complex rupture, ganglion, radius fractures)
  • Neoplasms and tumours
    Dupuytren's disease, ganglion, soft tissue and bone tumours
  • Nerve compression
  • Endoscopic and open minimally invasive
 carpal tunnel splitting, Loge de Guyon syndrome
  • Degenerative changes to the tendons
    Tendovaginitis stenosans (trigger finger), tendovaginitis de Quervain, spontaneous tendon ruptures
  • Repair after injuries to the bones, joints, soft tissue, tendons, vessels, and nerves
    Corrections in case of defective positions, joint stiffness, tendon adhesion, nerve sutures
  • Rheuma-surgical interventions
    Synovialectomies, function improving interventions at the bones and / or soft tissue, endoprosthetic joint replacement
  • Plastic surgery
    Scar corrections, skin defects

Elbow surgery:

  • Degenerative changes to the tendons
    (Tennis or golfer's elbow), biceps tendon rupture
  • Chronic degenerative changes to the joints
    Arthrosis of the elbow joint, movement restriction
  • Arthroscopic surgery of the elbow joint
    Diagnostic and therapeutic arthroscopy (removal of loose bodies)
  • Nerve compression
  • Sulcus ulnaris syndrome, supinatorlogen syndrome and other compression syndromes

Foot surgery:

  • Forefoot deformities
    Hallux valgus with joint-preserving corrections, hammer toe and claw toe
  • Arthrosis of the foot, arthrosis of the base joint of the big toe
    Hallux rigidus with function-improving corrections
  • Nerve compression syndromes
    Tarsal tunnel syndrome, Morton's neuralgia, calcaneal spur (plantar fasciitis)

Klinischer Werdegang

  • 1978 Heinrich-Lanz Hospital Mannheim, Surgical Clinic
  • 1981 Surgical University Clinic, visceral surgery, trauma surgery
  • Building of the functional areas of hand surgery and micro surgery. Additional qualification in hand surgery
  • Founding of the joint practice for hand and foot surgery

Mitgliedschaften in Fachgesellschaften

  • DAF (Deutsche Assoziation für Fuß und Sprunggelenk e.V. / German Association for the foot And Ankle)
  • DIAH (Deutsche Interessengemeinschaft für ambulante Handchirugie / German Society for Outpatient Hand Surgery)
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Hand, Elbow and Foot Surgery


Monday - Thursday 08:00 - 18:00

Friday 08:00 - 14:00

Zulassung: Privat- und Kassenzulassung

Tel: +49 (0)6221 / 983 - 370

E-Mail: polzer@atos.de

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