The knee joint is the largest joint in the human body. Due to its complex anatomy, it is particularly susceptible to injury, wear and osteoarthritic alterations. Depending on the severity of the osteoarthritis, the Joint Centre Berlin performs surgery either to preserve the existent knee joint, or replace it with an artificial joint.
Special attention is paid at the Joint Centre Berlin to patients’ individual conditions. These include the extent of osteoarthritis, biological age, deviation from the joint’s normal anatomy, bone quality, any previous surgeries as well as aspects such as profession and any related physical stress, or sports engaged in thus far.
When considered purely as a bone, the knee is quite delicate, which is why it needs numerous ligaments as support. During joint replacement, it is therefore extremely important to ensure high stability of the ligaments, this being achieved by means of a special surgical technique at the Joint Centre Berlin. The technique also allows the knee joint to attain a high degree of mobility.
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