Arthrosis of the knee (gonarthrosis) and joint replacement
All endoprosthetic operations are exclusively performed on an in-patient basis. In order to ensure the best possible outcome of the operation, our patients are mobilized early with the help of physiotherapists; depending on the implantation technique used, patients can soon put weight on the treated leg. For cemented prostheses and normal wound healing, the treated leg can soon bear full weight. Partly cemented and cement-free implanted prostheses can for the first two weeks only be exposed to loads of 10 - 20 kg; after that, progression to full weight-bearing is soon possible.
Osteosarcoma is a disease in which cancer cells are found in the bone
An endoprosthesis is an artificial bone replacement the body, for example a metal rod replacing a bone, while leaving the surrounding tissues (muscle, skin, blood vessels, nerves etc) in place.
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