Joint replacement

Since osteoarthritis is not curable and can only be retarded to a limited extent, a stage is sooner or later reached where pain increases and conservative (non-surgical) treatment options are exhausted. At this point, effective alleviation of symptoms and restoration of mobility can only be achieved by artificial joint replacement.

Today, the implantation of an artificial joint is a routine procedure. Such an operation may nevertheless be a worrisome event for osteoarthritic patients. The most important first step is good preparation by providing comprehensive information about the right implant, the surgical intervention and the rehabilitation measures.