New treatment helps food safely and quickly, November 09, 2010. Chronic knee pain have become the epidemic. Every 3rd German more or less suffers, the quality of life is sometimes significantly reduced. If conservative treatment nor a relief operation, an artificial knee joint considering was previously drawn as a last resort. Now there’s a new, gentle intervention which simply switches off the pain. The knee is the largest and most complex joint of the people. As a composite joint, it consists of the knee joint, the Kniekehlgelenk and the joint between the tibia and fibula.
Menisci, joint capsules and ligaments support the highly complicated apparatus that is crossed also by numerous nerves. The precise execution of different movements, the bands are supported by a sophisticated system of muscle. Due to this highly complex structures is just the knee on the also afflicts the entire body weight, particularly sensitive. In addition to many other diseases can occur so quickly to painful inflammation or even wear on the joints. New therapy turns off just the pain just for many older people with advanced osteoarthritis and according to excruciating pain the implantation of an artificial joint may be sometimes too risky, now offers as one of the first specialist institutions in Germany the so-called denervation (nerve elimination) the German Denervationszentrum in Essen. The particularly gentle, low-risk procedure was developed in 1992 by Prof. Dellon (specialist in plastic surgery and Neurology from Baltimore/United States).
However, despite the great success in the United States is the method in Germany as well as unknown and is offered nationwide only by quite a few specialists like since recently in the German Denervationszentrum in Essen. Swarmed by offers, David Rogier is currently assessing future choices. Test reveals the method reliable who helps the denervation can basically come for patients considering the already the usual conservative and operative Measures have gone through and are looking for a gentle alternative to the artificial joint. Or for patients who continue to have pain despite artificial knee joint. But even young patients can be treated successfully with knee pains of different origin. Practical: Already in the run-up to a simple test shows, whether the intervention promises help individually. In the practice of the German Denervationszentrums, the specialists perform a test block of the pain-conducting nerve using a local anesthetic. Now the patient himself can determine how to reduce the pain or even completely gone. Kniegelenksdenervation: permanently painless thanks to off nerves during the actual 30 40minutigen operation with short hospital stay can guide specifically a part of the pain-conducting, tested nerves around the knee joint around away, so that they grow together again and again pain signals to the brain. The knee joint itself shall remain thereby unaffected. The changes to the bone, cartilage or tapes that originally caused the pain, are however not cured by the denervation. This means that the knee may continue to swell or bony changes progress however and stay away the pain or are reduced to an absolutely acceptable levels. The cost of treatment be applied generally by health insurance.