Endoprostheses - Description and treatment

Do you feel pain in the hips or knees? Is the pain so severe that you have trouble sleeping and common medicaments no longer work? If it is as a result of joint diseases, your physician will probably recommend replacing your damaged joint for an artificial one (endoprosthesis). Good physical therapy before and after the surgery helps achieve the ability to perform everyday tasks.

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Endoprotheses - description, treatment
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Characteristics of Endoprostheses and Indications for Implantation

Endoprosthesis means that an artificial joint, or another prosthesis for damaged tissue, is implanted.  The most common materials are metal and plastic (joint replacements, splints, screws, stents, etc.).

All the metals used are made of special alloy and non-magnetic material. Its implantation and fixation into tissue prevents unwanted movement or sliding.

Total hip replacement is indicated in cases where conservative treatment fails.

It is a condition in which joint functionality is significantly damaged, or the joint is a source of severe pain.

The most common causes of surgery are:

  • arthrosis,
  • bone tumour,
  • fractures,
  • reimplantation,
  • and others.

Treatment after Implantation of Endoprosthesis – Rid yourself of Issues

Within a few days post-surgery, depending on the recommendations of the doctors, it is recommended to slowly increase use of the joint. With the use of crutches, first steps can be taken.

After being discharged from the hospital, the patient is transferred to rehabilitation treatment. Its goal is to achieve full functionality of the joint and make a return to performing everyday activities possible.

Spa treatment is recommended.

  • Reimplantation– repeated implantation.
  • Endoprosthesis – prosthesis implanted into the human body (e.g. total endoprosthesis of the hip joint – TEP)

Within the rehabilitation treatment low-frequency pulsed magnetic therapy has its place in treating some symptoms after implanting endoprosthesis as it utilises the vasodilating, analgesic and healing effects with the support of anti-inflammatory effect.

It improves oxygenated blood circulation in the affected areas of the limb through the vasodilating effect targeting capillaries and pre-capillaries. It accelerates healing of damaged tissue and helps bring general relief.

Promoting microcirculation, and thus improving supplying tissues with nutrients, is a benefit of Biomag magnetic therapy even in the pre-implantation phase. It increases the ability of the affected tissue to heal faster and decrease the risk of post-operation complications. The post-implantation applications accelerate the healing process and recovery in general.

The frequently asked question whether Biomag magnetic therapy applications cause issues with metal joint replacements can be answered easily – it does not. Low-frequency magnetic therapy does not lead to unwanted increased heat in the implant. It does not move or slide the endoprosthesis either. This also applies to other metal parts and materials (screws, splints, stents, etc.). Only the aforementioned healing-regenerative and analgesic effects of magnetic therapy will manifest.

Home applications are a huge convenience which allows the patient to continue intensive rehabilitation at home, out of hospital facilities.

The possibility to start treatment early in a new flare-up is also a benefit.