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Revision Knee Endoprosthesis ..
In principle, there is not "good" and "bad" endoprosthesis. The ideal type of prosthesis and the appropriate prosthesis size must be chosen according to the individual requirements and needs of the patient. A difference is made between a complete joint replacement (full prosthesis) and a partial joint replacement (Sled Prosthesis) when the knee joint is worn only on the inside. A full prosthesis is required if the wear of the joint affects several parts of the joint or there is a strong deformation of the joint due to osteoarthritis. If a more extensive damage of the knee joint ligaments exists an axially supported knee endoprosthesis should be chosen.
Columbus® Knee Endoprosthesis Dorsal
The replacement of the knee joint by an endoprosthesis should definitely be considered if despite a conservative treatment of degenerative arthritis (see arthrosis / osteoarthritis) the quality of life of the person concerned is permanently disrupted by increasing pain. Specifically, this means that only in strong progressive osteoarthritis and only if the pain can no longer be tolerated, a replacement of the joint should be looked at as an option. If these criteria are met, joint replacements can also be done in young people. Timing is a critical factor when replacing a knee joint. On one hand, the durability of an artificial joint is limited (approx. 15 – 20 years); on the other hand it can improve the quality of life and mobility of the patient significantly.