Tissue can lack because of many reasons: Loss through an injury, aplasia, mis- or disuse, reduction and there may be a feeling of lacking tissue because of esthetic reasons. So many the causes, many the different tissues, so many the materials and techniques for substitutions are. Whatever it is, this artificial part becomes a part of you and needs your special attention.
Implant Information for Patients
Implantations are medical, individual interventions. For decisions a lot of information is necessary, which can only be collected and evaluated by a doctor of confidence. Therefore, we cannot give any medical advice or recommendations. However, we try to help when it comes to finding warnings or recommendations, replacement parts or other specific information for further treatment, e.g. after moving or discontinuation of a clinic.
General Information About Implants
Find your indication in the patient information chapters according to anatomy.
No intervention is completely without risk. Estimating the risk depends on many factors. The physician can only give recommendations based on his knowledge, skills and experience, in connection with the initial findings of a patient. The consent to the intervention lies with the patient.
This information can support the decision and the conversation with the doctor. And if there are any doubts about the pros and cons, get a second opinion.
An implant is a man-made medical device to replace a missing biological structure. Implants contact the body and are made of biocompatible material. In some cases implants contain electronics and some are bioactive or degradable after some time. There´s a whole bunch of possibilities and the Register may help you to find the right one.
Usually implants are inserted for medical reasons to compensate for deficits. Other reasons may play a role in aesthetic considerations. In the case of transferring implants (e.g. “chip” or “cyborg” implants) practical reasons are in the focus.
Materials, companies and technical questions are not the beginning of a decision about an implantation. But when it has to become real, knowledge helps to find the best solution. You will find implants according to anatomy or company in the basic dataset of the Implant-Register. And again don´t forget the general search, which might guide you faster.
Don´t know how to use the Register in your particular situation: Go to the HOW TO USE page.
At some sites you can find the following hint buttons:
Checklists for Questions to ask your Doctor
General Questions (for whatever implant is planned)
Hip / Knee Endoprosthesis
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Print Your Implant Certificate
You can print your own implant passport, two-sided and foldable. Make sure that you or your doctor enter all data as accurately as possible.