If the entire knee joint is affected by osteoarthritis, full replacement of the articular surfaces is recommended.
During installation of an artificial knee joint, the worn articular surfaces are removed, and implants for the thigh and lower leg are inserted.
Because the knee as a bony structure is quite delicate, it is supported by numerous ligaments. Of primary importance therefore during knee joint replacement, too, is high ligament stability, this being achieved by a special surgical technique at the Joint Centre Berlin. This technique also provides the knee joint with a high degree of mobility.
Artificial knee joint: Proven implants
In addition to the surgical method as well as the skill and experience of the operating physician, selection of implants also plays an important role during application of an artificial knee joint. The Joint Centre Berlin uses implants which are proven and most prevalent, thus meeting the highest standards of scientific quality certification for artificial knee joints.
Safe and rapid healing after knee joint replacement
During the operation itself, not only the actual surgical focus on the knee joint is treated with utmost prudence – the tissue and muscles surrounding the knee joint also remain untouched as far as possible, so that the stress on them is minimized. Once the artificial knee joint has been put into place, it reduces postoperative stress otherwise caused by pain, swelling and hematoma, and achieves a safe and quick healing process.