The division science is responsible for research work of the group and is engaged in new and existing concepts and treatment methods. The goal is to integrate the scientific knowledge of research into the practice-oriented treatment methods. Besides the development of new treatments, improvements of already existing treatments are also involved.

For this reason the BIRG offers a platform where projects are supported in an experienced and science-oriented group. In cooperation with the industry emerges therefore solutions on behalf of the patients develop.


“Development and Testing of new Hand Surgical Treatments”

The goal of the division science is to carry out practice-oriented research for hand surgery to offer patient specific solutions. In this process, the treatment methods should be improved and newly developed. Therefore, this small and flexible organization is able to dynamically carry out research projects.


Provisional Head of Division Science


Priv. Doz. Dr. med. Reinhard Meier

Head of Dept. for for Trauma, Hand and Reconstructive Surgery

Helios Hospital

Meiningen, Germany


Prof. Dr. med. Martin Langer

Deputy Clinic Director of the Hospital for Trauma, Hand and Reconstructive Surgery

Muenster University Hospital (UKM)

Muenster, Germany

Dr. med. Martin Lautenbach

Head of Dept. for Hand Surgery, Upper Extremities and Foot Surgery, Centre for Orthopaedics and Trauma surgery

Hospital Waldfriede

Berlin-Zehlendorf, Germany

Prof. Dr. med. Andreas Schweizer

Deputy Head of Dept. for Hand Surgery

University Hospital Balgrist

Zurich, Switzerland


Fabian Stuckenbrock

Tuttlingen, Germany