Joints - conditions and treatment options
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Whether it be walking, gripping, bending or twisting - the joints in the human body are involved in all types of movement. Over the course of our lives, they are subjected to countless different types of strain. Wear and tear are therefore a very normal part of the ageing process which is felt not just in the major joints such as the shoulder, hip and knee, but also in the small joints such as the feet and toes.
Advanced wear, known as arthrosis, is experienced by many sufferers as pain and limited movement. However, short-term excess strain or inflammatory conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis can also cause joint problems. That is why we carry out an in-depth diagnosis before every procedure in order to determine the exact cause.
Where there is new injury to bones, tendons or ligaments, the treatment should be initiated as quickly as possible, since otherwise damage - such as increased wear and tear - can develop later on.
We treat, among others, the following joint conditions:
Every joint in the human body performs very specialist functions and has its own particular characteristics. The shoulder, for example, is a ball joint which can move in virtually all directions. The finger joints, on the other hand, only need to bend and stretch in one direction, which is enough to give them their gripping function.
As many and varied as the joints themselves are the injuries and conditions that can affect them. As a result, each condition needs individual treatment. When patients come to us, we first focus on establishing a precise diagnosis in order to then be able to coordinate the treatment precisely with the problem and the individual patient.
Our main emphasis lies on the prevention and treatment of degenerative diseases affecting the joints. This includes joint-preserving procedures such as the correction of congenital or acquired deformities. This allows later joint damage in the form of severe degenerative joint processes (arthritis) to be avoided.
Our work centres around endoprosthetic replacement of hip and knee joints, arthroscopic surgery to the knee and shoulder joint, hand surgery and foot surgery.