State of the art knee and hip joint replacement is one of the most rewarding and at the same time safest procedures orthopaedic surgery provides today. Worldwide around two million patients rely on the outstanding success of knee and hip joint replacement every year. Based on the experience of around 250 000 implantations in Germany per year German Mobile Surgeons offers this service nationally and internationally.
The main reason for knee and hip joint replacement is osteoarthritis, a damage of the joint cartilage. Osteoarthritis is caused by:
What to achieve by knee or hip joint replacement?
· To free you from pain
· To improve your range of motion
· To correct your deformities
· To improve your quality of life
· To increase your radius of life
What is the right time for knee or hip joint replacement?
You suffer from:
· Rest pain
· Pain at night
· Reduced range of motion
· Reduced quality of life
· Reduced radius of life
Is there an age limit for knee or hip joint replacement?
As long as the general medical condition is acceptable there is no age limit for knee and hip joint replacement which successfully has been done on patients over 100 years of age already. With regard to the increasing longevity of artificial joints also young patients in their twenties or thirties can benefit from joint replacement today, in case they have a destroyed knee or hip joint
What is the longevity of state of the art knee and hip joint replacement?
The average longevity of knee and hip joint replacements today is 15 years and it can be much longer than that.
What happens in case a knee or hip joint replacement becomes loose?
If the artificial joint becomes loose it can be replaced, even several times if necessary.
Is knee or hip joint replacement a major surgery?
Today knee and hip joint replacement is a routine procedure which normally will not take longer than one hour.
How long will you stay at the hospital?
Hospital stay ranges from 7 to 14 days, depending on if you do part of the rehabilitation at home or at a rehabilitation hospital.
When will you get up after surgery?
Rehabilitation by our physiotherapists starts on the first day after surgery. You will get up on the first or the second day after surgery. At the time when you leave the hospital you will be able to walk by yourself, using crutches for around 6 weeks postoperatively.
How often should you be examined after knee or hip joint replacement?
You should make appointments with your orthopaedic surgeon 6 weeks and 6 months after surgery and then on a yearly basis.
How to live after knee and hip joint replacement?
There are no limitations as activities of daily life are concerned. You can walk, ride the bicycle or swim as far as you like. Heavy physical work or especially demanding sports however are not recommended.
The entire German Mobile Surgeons team will assist you in regaining a new quality of life by one of the most successful achievements of modern medicine!
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