Gonarthrosis (knee osteoarthritis)
Depending on age, gonarthrosis (knee osteoarthritis) is the most common type of osteoarthritis. Incidence rises with increasing age and in the age group of 70 to74 years it reaches up to 40 percent. Often, the only solution to maintaining the function of the joint and ease pain, is its replacement by an artificial knee-joint. Under specific conditions, the gonarthrosis is even recognized as occupational disease.
For people suffering from severe gonarthrosis, an artificial knee-joint often is the only solution to ease pain. After the operation, the patients usually can move their joint freely and without pain. They can manage their private and professional life again without problems and even practice their hobbies, all this improving life quality significantly.
Therapy: At the beginning of a gonarthrosis treatment is possible with infiltrations of anesthetics and corticoids into the joint, physiotherapy, or the use of insoles or bandages. Another therapy consists of injections with hyaluronic acid into the joint as well as ACP-therapy. Only if all these conventional treatments should not show satisfying results, the knee joint should be replaced by an artificial joint (knee joint endoprothesis).