Saturday, July 11, 2009


The National Unit for Reconstruction of Hand Function in Tetraplegia has a relatively long history and currently more than 700 surgeries have been performed. The service deals with many of the needs that the persons who will undergo reconstructive surgery present. We are striving for helping the paralyzed person to reach more freedom. In this process it is imperative that the entire team is aware of our fundamental values:


Assisting the patient to reach a higher level of independence is fundamental in the treatment process. In order to accomplish this treatment goal, it is essential that the patient is well informed and highly motivated to participate in the treatment provided. Treatment and care emanate from patient’s individual needs and we make sure that the person will be met with respect, dignity and integrity.

We operate a medical service with high degree of specialization in an academic environment. This requires critical analyses, creativity and power of initiative. We have a good cooperation about the patient involving several operators and levels of competence. Our service undergoes continuous follow-ups and developments within all aspects of treatment, care and rehabilitation. Our service operates from documented, evidence-based clinical guidelines and routines.

Profound competence and cross-professional efforts are needed to meet the patient’s legitimate claim of good and safe medical practice. We are providing a well functioning cooperation with caregivers involved and other actors important for the optimal outcome of our treatment.

We take charge of and develop the resources and the competence that are available within our section. We perform a continuous assessment of our service and we strive for integration of new knowledge into our clinical practice. Planning of education and development of competence are based on the objectives and needs of the service. The critical aspect of development and progress is considered when recruiting new personnel.