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My artificial joint

This website was developed for patients, family members and all those who wish to know more about joint replacement. It is intended to answer basic questions, explain the principle and the procedure of implanting an artificial joint, and relieve any misgivings or fears that you might have.

On this platform you will find information on osteoarthritis, the artificial joint, the operation, as well as general facts about joint replacement. A glossary will help you to understand technical terms, and under frequently asked questions you might already find answers to a few questions you have.

Please remember that the information on these pages can certainly not replace a consultation with a medical specialist. The aim is rather to provide you with a good background and some basic knowledge before you visit your doctor. Ask your doctor all the questions that are not answered on this website.

We wish you all the best and a quick rehabilitation!

Hip joint

K. G., hip prosthesis since 2010

«Only after hip replacement did I realise how much my disease had disabled me».

Knee joint

E. R., knee prosthesis since 2011

«With the artificial knee joint I can again live my life as I want».

Shoulder joint

A. J., shoulder prosthesis since 2001

«The shoulder prosthesis gave me back my self-reliance».