Endoprostheses: regaining independence and mobility

Endoprotheses: regaining independence and mobility


Image: patient with knee pain; Copyright: panthermedia.net/Wavebreakmedia Itd

The implantation of endoprostheses is already a routine procedure. Endoprostheses of the knee, hip and ankle areas are most frequently implanted.

Partial vs. total endoprostheses

Balancing risk and reward

Delicate yet robust?

Image: cemented artificial hip endoprosthesis; Copyright: panthermedia.net/coddie

Thanks to a polymerized synthetic, the cemented endoprosthesis can be anchored immediately and stably in the bone.

Image: Graphic of a hip endoprosthesis implanted between pelvis and thigh; Copyright: panthermedia.net/Sebastian Kaulitzki

During the implantation of a hip endoprosthesis, the shaft is inserted into the natural milled thigh bone, while the ball head is pressed into the pelvic bone.

An implant that lasts forever?

More than just an artificial joint

Image: Diana Heiduk; Copyright: private

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