how to use (for patients)

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If you prefer it simple: Just choose the page for patients. There you will find all the important information. Some more explanations follow here:

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 the “SEARCH BUTTON” in the header or footer. Then the whole register will be searched and you will get answer suggestions. If there are too many, try a more precise term. You can also search the implant registry by anatomy, products or company.

Many scientific societies and 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.

The Implant-Register® doesn´t accept advertising in general pages. Only on product pages or newsletters, always marked as such.

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). Find the form here.

Implant Registration

If you are interested to register your implant, find information here. You can also ask your doctor to do this. He can do it with this link.


Special Information

Implant Search

Certain implants that you know the name of can be found fastest via the “SEARCH BUTTON”.

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 the “SEARCH BUTTON”. 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, our doctor finder may help in two ways:
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.

WARNINGS

You will find warnings about implants here or look up the implant in question.


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 a problem or or if you need a spare part for example: 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.

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” in the footer alphabetically.