Presentation of the "hand rehabilitation" department

The "hand rehabilitation" department of the Rehazenter is a therapeutic service depending on the orthopedics-traumatology service on a medical level. With a long specific experience of this domain, this service seeks to re-educate not only all pathologies affecting hands but also affections of the upper limb in general.
To achieve their objectives, specialists of physical and rehabilitation of the NCFRR have been working in close knit collaboration with the best specialized surgeons in Luxemburg, in the world for many years.
Originality and specificity of this service are the multi-daily care including occupational therapy, hydrotherapy,... in close knit cooperation with the whole medical technical platform.
The specter of pathologies specific to the hand treated in the Rehazenter being quite broad (traumatology, orthopedics, neurologic, vascular and rheumatologic), it is impossible to draw an exhaustive list of all of them. Here are some examples:

  • torn or severed tendons
  • Dupuytren disease
  • fractures, dislocated and twisted fingers, hands and wrists
  • hand algoneurodystrophya
  • prosthesis arthroplasty
  • tendon and skin transplants
  • rheumatoic hands
  • neurolysis
  • burns
  • different types of arthrodesis
  • teno-arthrolysis
  • myo-electrical prosthesis
  • congenital hand pathologies

Besides those pathologies, the hand re-education service also deals with upper limb pathologies like:

  • shoulder rotator cuff injuries
  • diverse ductal syndromes
  • brachial plexus lesions
  • all kinds of fractures
  • diverse prosthesis arthroplasties
  • compartment syndrome
  • different types of peripheral paralysis
  • tendinitis, bursitis, capsulitis
  • and more

Global and specific re-education techniques provided in this service are:

  • all kinds of massages ( cicatricial, deep-tissue massage, Cyriax, etc)
  • specific movements ( passive, active-assisted, active )
  • hand re-education techniques following specific protocoles
  • Dia-cutaneous fibrolysis (picking)
  • Lymph draining
  • Hot and cold thermotherapy (paraffin baths, fangotherapy, gas cryotherapy)
  • Arthro-motor (CPM) and pulley therapy
  • Scottish baths for trophic disorders
  • Neuro-motor reprogramming
  • Global and analytic (iso-kinetic re-education) strengthening of the upper limb
  • Desensitization techniques
  • Sensory reafferentation
  • specific electrostimulation
  • radial shockwaves