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in this area:
Prof. <br /> Dr. med. habil.<br /> Georg Matziolis
Prof.
Dr. med. habil.
Georg Matziolis

Senior Consultant of the Clinic for Orthopaedics and Accident Surgery

Acting holder of the Chair for Orthopaedics of the FSU Jena at the Waldkrankenhaus Eisenberg

Telephone:
036691 8-1002


Specialist Registrar Dr. med. Stefan Pietsch
Specialist Registrar Dr. med. Stefan Pietsch

Head of department sports

Specialist for orthopaedics and accident surgery, sports medicine, chirotherapy


Specialist Registrar's Office
Gabi Geier

Telephone:
036691 8-1439


Rheumatoid arthritis

"Rheumatism" is a collective term for various inflammatory disorders of the locomotor system. If the disorder affects a joint, inflammations of the mucous membrane of the joint occur, which later also damage the joint cartilage.

On the knee joint, painful swellings and redness occur, the knee joint ligaments are damaged, in the further course joints are destroyed and there is increasing instability or restriction of movement. Rheumatoid arthritis is the most frequent inflammatory-rheumatic disorder.

Often, a life-long anti-inflammatory medicinal therapy of basic rheumatological disorder in combination with physical measures is necessary to alleviate the painful inflammations and maintain the joint function.

If the swelling persists or the joint damage has progressed too far, an operation may be useful: One method of maintaining the joint is to remove the inflammatory mucous membrane of the joint. If a large area of the joint cartilage is destroyed, doctors recommend implantation of a knee endoprosthetic.

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In the case of rheumatoid arthritis, the mucous membrane of the knee joint is inflamed. This can lead to damage to the joint cartilage.

In the case of rheumatoid arthritis, the mucous membrane of the knee joint is inflamed. This can lead to damage to the joint cartilage.