Endoprostheses - Description and treatment

Do you feel pain in the hips or knees? Is the pain so severe that you have trouble sleeping and common medicaments no longer work? If it is as a result of joint diseases, your physician will probably recommend replacing your damaged joint for an artificial one (endoprosthesis). Good physical therapy before and after the surgery helps achieve the ability to perform everyday tasks.

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Endoprotheses - description, treatment
Picture : Endoprostheses

Characteristics of Endoprostheses and Indications for Implantation

Endoprosthesis means that an artificial joint, or another prosthesis for damaged tissue, is implanted.  The most common materials are metal and plastic (joint replacements, splints, screws, stents, etc.).

All the metals used are made of special alloy and non-magnetic material. Its implantation and fixation into tissue prevents unwanted movement or sliding.

Total hip replacement is indicated in cases where conservative treatment fails.

It is a condition in which joint functionality is significantly damaged, or the joint is a source of severe pain.

The most common causes of surgery are:

  • arthrosis,
  • bone tumour,
  • fractures,
  • reimplantation,
  • and others.

Treatment after Implantation of Endoprosthesis – Rid yourself of Issues

Within a few days post-surgery, depending on the recommendations of the doctors, it is recommended to slowly increase use of the joint. With the use of crutches, first steps can be taken.

After being discharged from the hospital, the patient is transferred to rehabilitation treatment. Its goal is to achieve full functionality of the joint and make a return to performing everyday activities possible.

Spa treatment is recommended.

  • Reimplantation– repeated implantation.
  • Endoprosthesis – prosthesis implanted into the human body (e.g. total endoprosthesis of the hip joint – TEP)

Within the rehabilitation treatment low-frequency pulsed magnetic therapy has its place in treating some symptoms after implanting endoprosthesis as it utilises the vasodilating, analgesic and healing effects with the support of anti-inflammatory effect.

It improves oxygenated blood circulation in the affected areas of the limb through the vasodilating effect targeting capillaries and pre-capillaries. It accelerates healing of damaged tissue and helps bring general relief.

Promoting microcirculation, and thus improving supplying tissues with nutrients, is a benefit of Biomag magnetic therapy even in the pre-implantation phase. It increases the ability of the affected tissue to heal faster and decrease the risk of post-operation complications. The post-implantation applications accelerate the healing process and recovery in general.

The frequently asked question whether Biomag magnetic therapy applications cause issues with metal joint replacements can be answered easily – it does not. Low-frequency magnetic therapy does not lead to unwanted increased heat in the implant. It does not move or slide the endoprosthesis either. This also applies to other metal parts and materials (screws, splints, stents, etc.). Only the aforementioned healing-regenerative and analgesic effects of magnetic therapy will manifest.

Home applications are a huge convenience which allows the patient to continue intensive rehabilitation at home, out of hospital facilities.

The possibility to start treatment early in a new flare-up is also a benefit.

Patented 3D Biomag pulsed therapy. How does it work?

The basic principle of 3D Biomag magnetic therapy is generating electromagnetic pulses. The generated pulses can penetrate through layers of clothing and even body tissues to the place of application. These pulses have specially developed biotropic parameters (e.g. frequency, profile, intensity), thanks to which the pulsed magnetotherapy affects various health conditions.

The term pulse magnetic therapy is most commonly used for physiotherapy using the principle of electromagnetic pulses. The abbreviation PEMF is used in order to be concise.

Patented 3D Biomag technology ensures more precise and uninterrupted pulse profiles, enhances output, and allows pulses to come from various angles.

Pulsed magnetic therapy is not meant to treat issues connected to endoprosthesis implementation itself. Such treatment can only be recommended by a physician. Magnetic therapy application is used on symptoms connected with endoprosthesis implementation, such as pain, reduced blood perfusion, and inflammation.

Important information

Carefully read the user guide provided by the producer and consult a physician about your health before using any medical device.

Biomag® Lumina 3D-e is an active therapeutic device – a medical device for individual use or in combination with other medical treatment and devices as a supplemental therapy within a comprehensive treatment plan.

The goal of Biomag® low frequency pulsed magnetic field therapy is to utilise its biological effects on tissue in a way that helps mitigate some symptoms. These symptoms are primarily pain, swelling, spasms, and changes in microcirculation. It also promotes healing and mitigates those symptoms that can be influenced by these effects.

Physiological changes in tissue after application of Biomag® magnetic therapy occur due to pain mitigation and vasodilation of capillaries and precapillaries, which leads to the following treatment effects:

  • pain-relieving – analgesic, reduces pain
  • healing – promoting regeneration, anti-inflammatory
    and anti-rheumatic effects
  • anti-swelling – reduces swelling (oedema)
    myorelaxing – relaxes muscles
  • vasodilating – improves microcirculation in particular
  • metabolic-detoxifying – accelerates the elimination
    of toxins and metabolites

Intended for use on intact skin through a protective layer, e.g., disposable or other sanitary pads.

When using the Biomag® Lumina 3D-e device it is necessary to follow the Principles of safety operation together with Contraindications/Indications and use it in compliance with the specified environmental requirements. Basic safety information is shown on the device display as well.

Devices and applicators of Biomag pulsed magnetic therapy are not to be used with any of the following contraindications. Not respecting these contraindications can lead to damaged health of the patient and the device operator!

If unsure whether you understand the following list of contraindications and guidelines of safe operation of the device, use these contacts. You may prevent possible issues.

  • Pregnancy
  • Pacemaker
  • Bleeding disorders
  • Menstrual bleeding
  • Tumours
  • Severe sepsis
  • Fevers
  • Active Tuberculosis
  • Mycosis in the application area
  • Seizure disorders
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Adrenal gland hyperfunction
  • Myasthenia gravis
  • Disorders of the hypothalamus and pituitary gland
  • Psychoses
  • Pain of unknown origin
  • Undetermined diagnosis
  • Contradiction to treatment recommended by a physician

If you own the AL16-LUM polarised light applicator, further contraindications are:

  • Shining directly in one’s eyes (applicable in case of applying polarised light)
  • With metabolic disorders, where skin becomes photosensitive and while using photostimulating substances (applicable in case of applying polarised light)

Side effects:
While applying treatment, special caution should be paid to patients with hypertension and        hypotension (or with predisposition to it).
Individual effects and using magnetic therapy need to be judged upon particular conditions and reactions of individual patients.

In case of unexpected reaction, immediately cease application! Proceeding with application is recommended only after seeing your attending physician based on the recommended course of action.

This list of contraindications is only general. Always heed list of contraindications in the updated version of the original guide. This guide was provided to you by the        producer along with your device.