How to use implantwiki / FAQ

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General Information

If you are looking for general information about implantation in a specific area of the body, go to “PATIENT INFORMATION” and select the desired anatomical region.

If you know a term you are looking for, go to “GLOBAL SEARCH” in the right column or to “SEARCH” in the footer (below). Then the whole register will be searched and you will get answer suggestions. If there are too many, try a more precise term.

Via “SEARCH” in the header you can search directly for the anatomical region, the product or the manufacturer.

Many scientific societies and some manufacturers offer patient information. We have marked them with the “Patient Information Button”.  Just click on it. Often this information also contains very specific information in a national language. But keep in mind that sometimes besides the information content special interests can play a role.

Ask us via the contact form if you did not find what you were looking for.

Personal Advice

Implantations are medical, individual interventions. For decisions a lot of information is necessary, which can only be collected and evaluated by a doctor or dentist of confidence. Therefore, we cannot give any medical advice or recommendations. However, we do try to help when it comes to finding replacement parts or other specific information for further treatment, e.g. after moving.

Share your experience

Share your experiences of use so that other patients can use them (Submissions will only be published under review, no advertising).

Implant Registration

Registration with the implant register can be useful for the following reasons:

– Your country or medical discipline does not keep a register.
– You want to make sure that they have access to the implant data.
– You have not received an implant pass.
– You want to be able to access the data securely after moving away or in emergencies.
– You want to be informed when problems are reported.
– You want to have the possibility to note occurrences or problems with your implant in a safe place.
– You want to make a contribution to the scientific evaluation of the implant process (the data is only passed on anonymously and is not stored online.  Only you or an authorised person (e.g. your doctor) can access the data).

For some areas there are national and specialist implant registers (e.g. hip endoprostheses and pacemakers), some of which have been successfully maintained for a very long time.  Some of these are also kept automatically. Ask whether your implant is already registered in such a register. Then there is no need to register your implant – unless you want to help.

The lifelong registration is subject to a fee. Notices are free of charge. If you like it, you can register your implant here.

All forms for patients are here.

Special Information

Implant Search

Certain implants that you know the name of can be found fastest via “GLOBAL SEARCH”. If you are not sure what name, you can search under “SEARCH / BY PRODUCT” alphabetically or by anatomical regions.

First of all, we recommend that you use the implant recommended by your doctor. He/she will have reasons to choose it and will also have the training and experience necessary to use it. In case of doubt, ask for the name of the implant and the manufacturer to inform yourself.

Company Search

Certain companies, whose names you know, can be found fastest via “GLOBAL SEARCH”. If you are not sure what name, you can search under “SEARCH / BY COMPANY” alphabetically or by anatomical regions.

Doctor-, Clinic-Search

We can’t recommend doctors or clinics. However, there are two ways to find a professional for special treatments:
1) Many scientific societies offer lists for doctors or clinics. These are marked with the “DOCTOR FINDER” button. You will find the scientific societies under “SOCIETIES” sorted by body regions.

2) Also (few) companies offer lists for doctors or clinics. These too are marked with the “DOCTOR FINDER” button.

Special Problems

Doctor / Clinic no longer active

Find the manufacturer and try to find out who is working with the implant you are looking for.

Don´t know what implant? Read the bill, find an implant passport or call the successor for the entries.
In case of problem: Ask us via the contact form.

Moving

Find the manufacturer and try to find out who is working with the implant you are looking for.

Sometimes a scientific society (“SOCIETIES”) also helps.
Don´t know what implant? Read the bill, find an implant passport or call the successor for the entries.
In case of problem: Ask us via the contact form.

Implant/Manufacturer is discontinued

Search the product to find out whether the implant has been withdrawn from the market because of a harmful effect, whether the manufacturer is still active or whether it has been replaced by a new developed product. In the case of adverse effects, it makes sense to check with the local/national authorities (e.g. FDA) or the manufacturer to see whether further action is required.
In case of problem: Ask us via the contact form.

There is evidence about an implant in the general press

Enter the product name in the Global Search and check both the product and the NEWS for entries. In particular, it is important to know whether you need to do something.
If you don’t find anything, send us the message and we will do the research.

Explanations/Glossary

Many medical terms and abbreviations are highlighted and explained in the text. For longer explanations you can click on them to get more detailed comments.

Find all explanations under “GLOSSARY” alphabetically. The explanations can also be found via the “GLOBAL SEARCH”.There are several reasons to register an implant. The necessity is different in different parts of the body.

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Implant, Company Search

If you are looking for an overview of possible implants or companies for your specialty, select the search via “SEARCH / BY ANATOMY”.

We don´t give product or company recommendations. Use directly the information in the register or on the websites of the companies. If you are looking for companies or manufacturers for a specific anatomical area, you can create lists under “SEARCH / BY PRODUCT”.

Certain implants whose names are known can be found most quickly via “GLOBAL SEARCH”. If you are not sure what name, you can search under “SEARCH / BY PRODUCT” alphabetically or by anatomical region.

Find all forms here.

Company/Producer Search

Certain companies, whose names you know, can be found fastest via “GLOBAL SEARCH”. If you are not sure what name, you may search under “SEARCH / BY COMPANY” alphabetically or by anatomical regions. There the products are listed and in many cases also further information about individual implants can be accessed by click. Registered companies are directly linked to their website.

Sales/Distribution

Some manufacturers do not sell their implants directly. If you’re looking for where to buy implants, check out the company pages first. Registered companies are directly linked. Regional/national addresses can be listed under “directions”.

Buy and sell implants

We do not sell implants and do not mediate this. However, we show a marketplace for users where they can offer unused implants. Registered companies can link to their selling directions.

Register implants of your patients

If the implants you use are not automatically registered in your country or by your professional association or if you just want to use an independent additional institution, you can obtain registration packages for your patients.

Literature / News

We collect basic literature about implants and new developments in this field. These can be found under “NEWS” or with keywords via the “GLOBAL SEARCH FUNCTION”.

Doctor/Clinic Address

We do not keep lists of doctors or clinics that use certain implants. Patients are referred by us to the scientific societies and manufacturers who maintain such lists. If applicable, inform your company or manufacturer of this possibility. And don´t forget to put yourself on the list. Let us know when new lists have been created.

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Registration (of your company)

If you want to register your company or a product, have a look how this works, or do it directly online. Or simply write an e-mail and be guided.

Advertising

As described in our statutes, we do not accept advertising on our general pages. We want to ensure that the presentations are both fair and that all participants have the same opportunities.

There are two exceptions:
– Product pages: Within a given framework, advertising is possible on product pages.
– Newsletter: In our newsletters, advertising blocks can be inserted depending on the addresses contacted.
Advertising is always marked as such.

Ask for it.

Market Information

Use our lists via the “SEARCH” function to get an overview of the market area you are interested in.

Special market overview/information

With our data material and scientific research we create reports in the field of implantology. Send us your problem or call us and you will receive feasibility and cost information.

Sponsoring

If you want to support what ever you like in the implantology scene through sponsoring and you don’t know who and how. Ask us, we try to help and network.
Of course, we ourselves are happy to receive donations as long as they do not violate our independence and transparency.

Register implants of patients

If the implants you produce are not automatically registered in your country or by a professional association or if you just want to use an independent additional institution, you can obtain registration packages for patients or as a service for the doctors using your implants.

Market Place
You can use the MARKET PLACE for special offers or information
Different language
The basic language of the Implant Register is English. We offer an automatic translation into various languages, knowing that this does not always meet the necessary requirements. We therefore offer a directly selectable translation into the desired language(s).
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Private and public institutions, societies, insurances

Being completely independent from any commercial or political interests, untouched by lobbys, we are in a position to carry out commissioned work in the field of implantology. This concerns, for example, expected developments and market assessments, which can serve as a basis for political decisions or for institutions involved in the market such as insurance companies. These tasks must be defined as precisely as possible in advance, are results-open and are calculated according to the expenditure. Send us your problem or call us and you will receive feasibility and cost information.

We can also find scientific institutions for special questions, prepare feasibility studies and establish cooperations.

Register your institution, society

You can register your institution or society to have some benefits. Ask us.

Updating your institution, society

Institutions or public  societies also sometimes need an update. Loosing acceptance, loosing members. There are many ways to help.

Reach members, possible fellows
With our newsletters we can address different target groups.

Register implants of patients

If the implants your members place are not automatically registered in your country or by your professional association or if you just want to use an independent additional institution, you can obtain registration packages for patients or as a service for the members of your society. Ask for special conditions.

Sponsoring

If you like us and like to support the independence of implant information. We´re happy  to get your support.

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READ THE BENEFITS FOR REGISTERED SOCIETIES AND INSTITUTIONS

→ You are easy to find, always linked to your homepage
→ Members, not-yet-members, partners find you easily
→ You show, that you support transparency

→ You help patients, scientists and yourself keeping implant matters up to date
→ Building a community interested in the progress of implants
→ You can use the registration with number, the certificate and the logo 
→ You can make your member lists and search portals available to a wider public.
→ You can make your member lists and search portals available to a wider public.
→ You can make your member lists and search portals available to a wider public.

But sorry, we take no sponsoring for advertisement on general pages, no gold or whatsoever sponsors. This is possible at newsletters and bulletins, that can be sent to specific target groups.
Consider whether you can support the implant registry with a DONATION. It goes straight into the program.

We do not see ourselves as a scientific platform. We want to inform all those interested in and affected by implants. Nevertheless, we have noticed that our website is often used by scientists for general information and we are pleased about that. We are grateful for any suggestions.

Implants

Certain implants whose names are known can be found most quickly via “GLOBAL SEARCH”. If you are not sure what the name is, you can search via “SEARCH / BY PRODUCT” alphabetically or by anatomical region.

If you want to know what a company produces, use “SEARCH / BY COMPANY” to search for the company. There the products are listed and in many cases also further information about individual implants can be reached by click. Registered companies are directly linked to their website.

Literature/ News

We collect basic literature about implants and new developments in this field. These can be found under “NEWS” or with keywords via the “GLOBAL SEARCH FUNCTION”.

Scientific societies

We provide what is probably the most comprehensive list of all scientific associations under “SOCIETIES” that deal with implants. Where possible, we link directly to these societies.

Congress/Meeting

We link directly to these societies and recommend to search directly on their websites for the current congresses and courses. 
We show special congresses and fairs under “MEETINGS”. You may keep us informed.

Sponsors

For special projects, such as specific scientific studies or congresses, we will find sponsors if you do not have direct contact with them. For this we charge a handling fee to the sponsors.

Scientific studies

We can support scientific investigations with our data material or carry out contract investigations. These are calculated according to the effort and requirements.

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Implant Search

If you´re looking for an implant that you can sell and that fits into your portfolio. Tell us your area and your intentions and we will find the right manufacturer for you.

Special market surveys/ information

We use our data to create reports that you can use for your activities in the market. Send us your question or give us a call and we will provide you with feasibility and cost information.

Advertising

As described in our statutes, we do not accept advertising on our general pages.
There are two exceptions:
– Website: Within a given framework, advertising is possible on product pages.
– Newsletter: In our newsletters, advertising blocks can be inserted depending on the addresses contacted.
Advertising is always marked as such.

Register implants of patients

If the implants you trade are not automatically registered in your country or by your professional association or if you just want to use an independent additional institution, you can obtain registration packages for patients or as a service for the doctors using your implants.

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