Hand Surgery Doctor Volkmer in Munich

PD Dr Elias Volkmer
Section Leader
Specialist in Hand Surgery
Munich, Germany

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Treatment Focus

  • All wrist arthroscopic treatments incl. the wrist ganglion
  • Ligament injuries of the wrist (SL band, LT band)
  • Disc lesions (TFCC injuries)
  • Complicated radius fractures, scaphoid fractures and other fractures of the carpus, metacarpal and fingers
  • Arthrosis of the wrist and fingers
  • "Small" hand surgery such as Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS), trigger finger (digitus saltans, tendovaginitis stenosans, snapping finger), tendon injuries

Medical Range

Range of Diagnostic Services

  •  Arthroscopy / wrist endoscopy
  • Ultrasound / sonography of the wrist
  • Neurological examinations
  • X-ray
  • Hand CT
  • Hand MRI


Range of Therapeutic Services

  • Arthroscopic hand surgery and hand/wrist surgery in the cases of arthrosis, bone fractures and tendon injuries
  • Radius fractures
  • Scaphoid bone surgery
  • Open surgeries in the cases of arthrosis, bone fractures and tendon injuries (recent and delayed effects)
  • Nerve reconstruction
  • Joint replacement of the wrist and finger
  • Replantation of the finger in amputation injuries
  • Hand surgery under local anaesthesia:
    Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, trigger finger,
  • Hand malformations in children:
  • Tumour surgery
  • Elbow surgery

About PD Dr Elias Volkmer

PD Dr Elias Volkmer is specialist in hand surgery and is section leader of the Hand Surgery Department at the Clinic for Orthopaedics, Trauma Surgery, Hand Surgery, and Sports Orthopaedics at Helios Clinic Munich West. He offers hand surgery consulting hours on Tuesdays at MVZ MHAND Schützeneck 8, right next to the Pasinger Station as well.

PD Dr Volkmer and his team take care of acute and chronic injuries of wrists and hands. On an ongoing basis, he and his crew are familiarizing themselves with new surgical techniques corresponding to international standards beyond the area of Southern Germany.

Hand Surgery Requires Special Skills, Knowledge, and Experience

The hand is one of the most important parts of the human body. Only once their function becomes limited, does one realise how often in the day and on which occasions the hands are actually used. Therefore, pain-free functioning of the hands is fundamentally important for the quality of life of the patient.

The hand surgery encompasses all operations which aim to improve the hand function and eliminate discomfort of the hand and the wrist. It is a complex specialist area that has developed from the subfields of trauma surgery and orthopaedics, surgery and plastic surgery. Due to the complex anatomical and functional characteristics of the hand, special knowledge and surgical skills are needed for the correct diagnosis and therapy of injuries and disorders of the hands.

Munich-based Hand Specialist - PD Dr Volkmer

Dr Volkmer's career as a hand surgeon led him from his granting of the medical degree as a physician, through a specialist training in orthopaedics and trauma surgery, all the way to the supplementary training as a hand surgeon. From the position of Senior Physician of the Department of Hand Surgery, Plastic Surgery and Aesthetic Surgery in 2014 to the Head of the Division of Hand Surgery and Deputy Chief Physician of the Department of Hand Surgery, Plastic Surgery and Aesthetic Surgery at the Ludwig-Maximilians University Clinic, Munich - he is currently occupying the position of the Head of the Hand Surgery Department at the Helios Clinic in West Munich.

Owing to his excellent training and extensive practical experience, he now covers all important areas of hand surgery diagnostically and surgically. His work as a hand specialist in Munich focuses on arthroscopic hand and wrist surgery in cases of fractures, injuries and arthrosis, as well as artificial joint replacement of the wrist and fingers. Furthermore, PD Dr Volkmer possesses the skills necessary to perform reconstruction in cases of hand deformities in children and in elbow surgery.

PD Dr Volkmer is a member of national and international professional societies such as DGH (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Handchirurgie, German Society for Hand Surgery) and IFSSH (International Federation of Societies for Surgery of the Hand).

For further information, please visit the websites of the Helios Clinic, as well as the personal website of PD Dr Volkmer.







Curriculum Vitae

Professional Qualifications

Since 01.07.2017

Leading Physician of the Hand Surgery Department at Helios Clinic in West Munich

2001 - 2017

Ludwig-Maximilians University Clinic, Munich
Since 2015 Head of the Division of Hand Surgery and Deputy Chief Physician of the Department of Hand Surgery, Plastic Surgery and Aesthetic Surgery
Since 2014 Senior Physician of the Department of Hand Surgery, Plastic Surgery and Aesthetic Surgery


Additional title - Hand Surgery


Habilitation und Private Tutor in Trauma Surgery Orthopaedics


Specialist in Orthopaedics and Trauma Surgery


Assistant Physician for Orthopaedics at the Ludwig Maximilian University Hospital in Munich - Großhadern Campus, Germany

2003 - 2009

Assistant Physician for Trauma Surgery at the Ludwig Maximilian University Hospital in Munich - City Centre Campus


Conferral of a doctorate in Human Medicine


Licence to practise Medicine


Intern at the Department of Surgery at the Ludwig Maximilian University Hospital in Munich - City Centre Campus

1994 - 2001

Human Medicine Studies at the Ludwig Maximilian University Hospital in Munich

Specialist Knowledge and Further Training


European Board of Hand Surgery Diploma Examination - Federation of European Societies for Surgery of the Hand (FESSH)


AO Course - "Principles of Fracture Handling", Freiburg


Felasa Course - B and C Category


Intensive Workshop "From the Idea to its publication", Cologne


Specialist knowledge of radiation protection for physicians


  • Owing to his many visits abroad, Dr Volkmer speaks fluent Spanish, English and French


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9 km

Munich Airport

43 km

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PD Dr Elias Volkmer
Section Leader

Helios Clinic Munich West
Hand Surgery
Steinerweg 5, D-81241 Munich

T: +49 89 8967 4047
F: +49 89 8892 2304


Wednesdays 9 am – 2:30 pm

MHAND | Practice Clinic for Hand Surgery Munich
Am Schützeneck 8, D-81241 Munich

T: +49 89 8967 4048
F: +49 89 8292 4422


Wednesday 10 am - 6 pm

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