The hand rehabilitation unit is part of the musculoskeletal system rehabilitation department.
This unit welcomes between 80 and 100 in-patients per year. The types of pathologies are varied : Complex regional Pain Syndrome (CPRS or algodystrophie) following an intervention or complex trauma caused hand injuries (associated to neurological damage, bone fractures ,tendon damage and muscle injuries) after an accident, but also in more common injuries like wrist and hand fractures, tendon injuries, and partial amputations. Patients can be hospitalised in the case of early re-education especially for CPRS sufferers and complex hand injuries, or come later in the case of rehabilitation in view of a change in professional activity.
Our medical staff includes 3 occupational therapists specialised in the assessment and re-education of the hand and two re-educational doctors with preferential orientation for pathologies of the hand. Care of patients is taken in a inter-disciplinary manner with other departments : physiotherapy, professional workshops, psychosomatic and social services. The latest up-to-date techniques available for treatments are extremely complete.
The unit is also extremely active in clinical research for CPRS with close collaboration with the EPFL, but also for functional assessment of the hand with various re-education centres throughout Europe. The hand rehabilitation unit can also care for out-patients.