University Hospital Erlangen

Erlangen, Germany

Diagnosis of childrens digital fibromatosis (program ID: 257109)

Raymund E. Horch

Prof. Dr. med.

Raymund E. Horch

Department of Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery

Specialized in: plastic surgery, hand surgery

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In view of an increasing specialization in modern medicine, and as a result of rapid development of new reconstruction methods and technologies, in 1995, plastic surgery became a separate discipline. The clinic is specialized in restoration and improvement of form and function of the body surface and restoration of functional defects of organs and functional systems.

The attitude towards recovery of the lost body parts and functions, fortunately, has changed dramatically in recent time. Everyone has the right to a happy life with an intact and functioning organism, and the modern medicine can be a great aid in it. While the people used to live with the fact that certain parts of the body have been lost due to accidents or disease, or were deformed due to congenital malformations, today the plastic reconstructive surgery is often able to restore their form and function. For this, special surgical techniques have been developed. Many new methods and techniques, such as microsurgery and endoscopic procedures, have received, especially in recent years, a decisive influence and further development. They contribute to the fact that now the plastic surgical operations can be performed particularly sparing and precisely.

These methods allow, for example, to stretch, move, cloth, or - with the help of microsurgery to transplant skin, muscles, tendons, and blood vessels. In addition, the plastic design and reconstruction of the lost tissue and nerve tissue structures often implemented through surgical skill and allow patients with tumors and injuries caused by accidents largely return to "normal" life.

Program includes:

  • Initial presentation in the clinic
  • clinical history taking
  • physical examination
  • laboratory tests:
    • complete blood count
    • general urine analysis
    • biochemical analysis of blood
    • TSH-basal, fT3, fT4
    • tumor markers
    • indicators blood coagulation
  • CT / MRI  of the hand
  • biopsy and histological examination
  • nursing services
  • consultation of related specialists
  • services of all leading experts
  • explanation of individual treatment plan


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About hospital

University Hospital Erlangen is one of the leading university hospitals in Bavaria and offers advanced medicine, characterized by tight integration of care for patients with university research and teaching. It pursues a very innovative concept. The results of studies in Erlangen set the new standards in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment. From 1368 planned locations in 48 clinics, institutes and departments in all areas of medicine, this University Hospital is the most well-equipped in the region. In general, in 2012, the clinic treated approximately 62,000 inpatients and 459,000 outpatients. Various care centers, networks and multidisciplinary teams have made possible a comprehensive and interdisciplinary treatment. Taking care of and for a man is the motivation for the patient care, teaching and research. The clinic ranks 8th in the 2015 list of top clinics according to FOCUS.


Accommodation in hospital

Patients rooms

The kid rooms have everything needed for a comfortable stay. The kid bathroom includes both a toilet and a shower. All rooms offer functional beds with orthopaedic mattresses ensuring unsurpassed support for overall body during sleep. There are bedside stands with pull-out tables, lockers and safe boxes in each room. It is also possible to access the Internet from a PC, smartphone or tablet so that kids always keep in touch with their parents and other family members. There is also a TV in each room.
You can opt for a single or a double room. An accompanying person may stay with the kid in the room. A double room is shared with another patient.
The enhanced comfort rooms are equipped with a safety box, a fridge and upholstered furniture.

Meals and Menus

The patient and the accompanying person are offered a daily choice of three menus. If you are on a specific diet for any reason, you will be offered an individual menu. Please inform the medical staff about your dietary preferences prior to the treatment.

Further details

Standard rooms include:






Christian priests are available for the patients at any time. Representatives of other religions may be requested at any time.

Accompanying person

Your companion may stay with you in your room or at a hotel of your choice during the fixed program.


You may stay at the hotel during the outpatient program. Our employees will support you for selecting the best option.