Osteoarthritis is a degenerative disease that affects the joints and is characterised by the gradual loss of joint cartilage. It can lead to pain, stiffness and limited mobility. In our medical practice, we are proud to offer a wide range of treatment approaches that can avoid surgery.
Currently, the only treatments for osteoarthritis covered by statutory health insurance are medication (ibuprofen and similar), physiotherapy, orthopaedic aids such as insoles and orthoses, and surgery with an artificial joint and subsequent rehabilitation.
However, if you look at the S2k guideline from 2020 that is valid in Germany, the treatments we perform such as laser therapy, anti-gravity treadmill, shock wave therapy, TENS, magnetic field therapy and traction therapy are recommended as a multi-modal treatment concept with a very large consensus by German knee experts.
Each patient is unique and requires an individual treatment approach. At Sporthopaedic Hamburg, we strive to offer you the best possible non-surgical treatment for osteoarthritis. Through a combination of state-of-the-art technology, evidence-based medicine and a dedicated, experienced team of professionals, we work to improve your quality of life and get you moving again.