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Painless with artificial knee and hip joints

Every year, over 400,000 people receive a high-quality joint replacement. This makes joint replacement surgery one of the most successful surgical procedures in the history of medicine.

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Every person wants to live an active and painless life. However, every fourth person suffers from regular and ongoing joint pain. With a joint replacement operation it is possible to drastically reduce acute pain. Many affected persons and relatives, however, do not know what steps must be taken to obtain a high-quality joint replacement. BVMed has now published a detailed checklist with tips that will make it easier to start a pain-free life.

What to do in case of joint pain?

Finding the source of the pain is the first step towards a possible joint replacement surgery. A visit to the doctor is essential. Only a doctor can make a first diagnosis and perhaps the cause of the pain is not the fault of the joint. But if it is, you can be directed to a specialist for joint replacement. Neither the visit to the doctor nor a possible operation should be delayed.

Getting the right information

A necessary operation can put many people in anxiety. This does not have to happen as long as the matter is actively dealt with. Research is possible on almost every aspect of the surgery and much can be customized. If research is done in advance about specialized surgeons and clinics, some sleepless nights can be avoided. The rule of thumb here is: The surgeon should perform 50 joint replacement operations per year.
Consulting your doctor can also reduce the fear of the surgery. Important questions are: Which bone-sparing implants are used? How is the surgery carried out exactly? And are high-quality implant materials used?
If the fear has not yet disappeared, it is always advisable to obtain a second opinion from a specialist.

Speed up the recovery

After the surgery is before the surgery and depending on the selected clinic a so-called prehabilitation is possible. In this case, measures are taken to prepare the body for the upcoming surgery. Proper nutrition with appropriate exercise plays a major role here and is also recommended to people who have no joint pain.

Your own behaviour also plays a major role in the recovery process. It is just as important to actively participate in the rehabilitation as it is to conscientiously attend every follow-up examination. If all this is taken into account, nothing stands in the way of a swift recovery.




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