Long ago, modern therapy for joint wear stopped consisting solely of artificial joint replacement. The incorporation of a joint replacement, as the ultimo ratio or final resort, is at the bottom of the list in the series of therapeutic options for arthrosis.
At our practice, we start by first performing an exacting analysis of the shape and condition of the joint in question, particularly of the cartilage. This is done by clinical examination, X-ray, ultrasound and, if appropriate, MRI. Next, after reviewing the aggregate results in conjunction with the patient’s personal demands, the best treatment options are proposed. Meanwhile, a long list of treatment options have become available based on physical and medical, biological and regenerative, pharmacological and naturopathic as well as nutritional approaches.