Why an Implant-Register ?
Medical progress presents a growing number of medical products to be implanted in human bodies. There are estimated more than 5.000 different implants known, to be incorporated in human bodies and this number is still growing. We currently record more than 4300 implants, 590 companies and 275 scientific societies.
Implants help patients in many ways and are welcome to improve life conditions for people desiring reconstructions or corrections of their human tissue.
Some of these materials are like foreign bodies in a human being and do not change into a totally integrated natural structure, some do. The number of these products is most complex and sometimes hard to identify. The register helps to find informations about such products. It also gives an outline and contacts, if a patient, doctor or company is looking for solutions.
All medical products have undergone scientific research and most of them clinical testing. However one has to be aware that these materials may cause problems. The register helps to find explanations and associations of implant solutions. Producer may find informations to help further developments and avoid double developments. The rules for certification differ in some parts of the world, Implant-Register is the only global provider of implant information.
Who is the IMPLANT-REGISTER® addressed to?
We do not distinguish the addressed groups as there are patients, doctors, medical staff and all interested people like students or any other interested people. We think the information about implant products are of general interest. So if you have any information – good or bad – let us know.
What the IMPLANT-REGISTER® does
It lists all materials, companies, societies and what so ever is important to understand implants. It gives basic informations with its glossary and links and it helps finding the right addresses and connections for all interested people. We try, but cannot guarantee to present all information. Help us, if you miss something. Specific features of the systems are only presented after consulting the producer and checking the credibility of the informations given.
We do not show surgical procedures, but if so far there are any links to more surgical informations we advice to consider, if one is ready to see and cope them.
The IMPLANT-REGISTER® helps surgeons and any other doctors like radiologists to identify implants. As implants may cause problems, have to be replaced or need additional parts and as they undergo permanent developments, the IMPLANT-REGISTER® helps to find solutions in a shorter time and more reliable.
Within certain limits, the IMPLANT-REGISTER® enables to create statistics, which may help to survey body implants.
What the IMPLANT-REGISTER® does not
It does not replace medical advice through medical personal in individual therapy. It is not meant as scientific literature, but it may lead to it and support scientific work. There is no consulting possible – except the evaluation of statistical data within the registry. The responsibility to use any material to be implanted is individual and singular. Only the treating surgeon and the consent found with his patient is determinant to use any material.