Gonarthrosis is a degenerative disease of the knee joint, which causes a gradual destruction of the articular cartilage. The disease constantly progresses. At the advanced stage, the joint is completely destructed and ankylosis (immobility) develops. The problem can be solved with the help of knee replacement surgery.
Why is replacement surgery required?
The advanced knee arthrosis cannot be treated by means of conservative therapy. At the advanced stage, neither chondroprotectors, nor physiotherapy, nor hyaluronic acid injections will help. The knee joint is almost destroyed and is impossible to repair it. All that remains is to remove the patient's own joint and implant an artificial endoprosthesis in its place.
Such an operation allows the patient to obtain the following results:
- Complete restoration of knee function.
- Getting rid of constant pain.
- No need for painkillers.
- Restoration of physical activity, working capacity.
With a qualitative knee replacement surgery, the patient can lead full active life after rehabilitation. His physical capacity will be close to the physical capacity of a healthy person with native knee joints.
Benefits of joint replacement surgery abroad
Many patients go to another country to undergo knee replacement surgery. They can find better medical services there. As a result, the operation is more effective and safe. The disadvantage is only a higher price for treatment, but there will be much more benefits. These include:
Minimally invasive techniques. Soft tissue incisions during the implantation of an endoprosthesis are much smaller. The muscles are not dissected, which allows the doctor to optimally preserve the lower limb function. The blood loss is reduced as well. The risk of knee replacement complications is reduced. The early rehabilitation period and pain after surgery are reduced. Consequently, the need for painkillers is lower.
Extensive experience. In such countries as Germany, thousands of knee replacement surgeries are performed annually. The doctors operate not only locals, but also foreign patients. Therefore, they have vast experience in the joint replacement surgery.
High-quality endoprostheses. They serve for decades and do not require replacement. The high-quality endoprostheses do not provoke immune reactions, have long service life and provide high functionality of the knee. Some endoprostheses can flexibly bend, so a person can even squat.
Computer-assisted navigation. German hospitals use modern methods of knee replacement surgery. The computer-assisted navigation systems serve for the accurate implantation and adjustment. When using them, the trials show that the frequency of revision (recurrent) replacement surgeries is reduced.
Preservation or restoration of the patella. The pathology of the patella becomes the cause of the replacement surgery in 8% of cases. In Germany, the doctors use high-quality endoprostheses, in which the articular surface of the patella is replaced (three-component total endoprostheses). They reduce the frequency of postoperative anterior pain and extensor mechanism disorders.
Where can one undergo knee replacement surgery?
The Booking Health company will help you to make the optimal selection. We take into account the characteristics of the disease, the location of the hospital, the purpose of the joint replacement surgery and the treatment costs. Here are some examples of the hospitals where you can undergo knee replacement surgery:
Hospital Neuwerk Maria von den Aposteln. It is located in Moenchengladbach, Germany. The surgeons of the Department of Orthopedics annually perform more than 800 joint replacement surgeries on the lower limb. The hospital provides the affordable cost of treatment, high quality of surgical interventions and comprehensive postoperative care.
Academic Hospital Brothers of Charity. It is located in Munich, Germany. According to the Focus magazine, it ranks among the top hospitals specializing in the treatment of musculoskeletal diseases. The patients are treated by surgeons of the Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology. The hospital is considered the Maximum Care Endoprosthetics Center. The knee replacement surgery is available for the patients of any age. The modern navigation systems provide the best possible accuracy in the implantation of the endoprosthesis.
Academic Hospital DRK Berlin Westend. The knee joint replacement surgery is performed in the Department of Orthopedics, Traumatology and Endoprosthetics. Both cement and cementless fixation methods can be used. The specialized Endoprosthetics Center performs primary and revision operations of any complexity. It also uses minimally traumatic interventions.
Organization of medical treatment
To undergo joint replacement surgery in Germany, please contact the employees of the Booking Health company. We provide the following benefits:
- Selection of the best hospital specializing in knee replacement surgery.
- Reduced treatment costs (the cost of treatment can be reduced up to 50% due to the lack of overpricing for foreign patients).
- Assistance in choosing and buying an implant.
- Establishment of communication with your attending physician.
- Booking the appointment with a doctor on the most suitable dates for you.
- Preparation of the program and its monitoring at all stages.
- Control of invoices and return of unspent funds.
- Communication with the hospital upon treatment completion.
- Assistance in buying and forwarding of medicines.
- Organization of additional examinations or rehabilitation.
The Booking Health company will provide top-class service. We will help you prepare the documents, book airline tickets and a hotel, meet you at the airport and bring you to the hospital.