Implant-Register ? ? ?
Implants help humans in many ways and are welcome to improve life conditions for people desiring reconstructions or corrections of their human tissue as well as information transmitting. Medical progress presents a growing number of medical devices to be implanted in human bodies. There are estimated more than 8.500 different implants known, to be incorporated in human bodies and this number is still growing. We currently record more than 8000 implants, 900 companies and 570 scientific societies.
The Implant Registry aims to bring together all those affected and interested, for the benefit of all. This includes patients, doctors, manufacturers, scientists and others.
Some implant 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.
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. Patients may discover benefits and negatives they didn’t know they had. Producer may find informations to help further developments and avoid double developments. The rules for certification, types of implants and experiences differ in different parts of the world. We believe that in the end all these experiences should be shared. Implant-Register is the only place one can do so.
What the IMPLANT-REGISTER® does
It lists all materials, companies, societies and what so ever is important to understand implants. It shows information for patients, helping them to understand implant devices. It gives basic informations in its Glossar(actually down for recovery) 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.
It does 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.
The IMPLANT-REGISTER® publishes findings, which are found to be important for basic evaluation and which are found on a scientific basis.
Who is the IMPLANT-REGISTER® addressed to?
We do not distinguish the addressed groups as there are patients, doctors, medical staff, authorities, manufacturer, distributor and all interested people like students or any other. We think the information about implant products are of general interest. So if you have any information – good or bad – let us know. Use the experience form here for patients and here for doctors. Patients can register their implants just like companies. Please follow our instructions and use the forms in the footer.
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 (more at “how to use”). 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.
It is not an implant patient registry. It is an implant product registry. We do not register single individually used implants. Sometimes patients will be asked to have their implant registered in a registry, which are organized by manufacturer, societies and states. You´ll find them in the information chapter. Implant patient registries allow to collect big data volumes. They show what works or not in a statistical view, but they do not explain why. The benefit arises only in analyzing these data, also in combining them with data from the IMPLANT-REGISTER®.