Information for patients

Information for patients who are about to make a trip and who are afraid of finding it difficult at airport security checks due to the implanted prosthesis.
The Italian Registry of Arthroplasty (RIAP) - to which the Provincial Registry of Joint Prostheses (RPPA) also adheres - has produced the text of a facsimile of a medical certificate in two languages (Italian and English) that the patient's physician will be able to write on his or her letterhead, or on that of the facility in which he or she exercises, and that he or she will give and sign. This certificate may be presented to the staff present at the controls: in this way they will be informed that the patient has undergone a prosthesis operation and that the implanted device contains metal parts that may activate the airport security systems..

 

Arthroplasty and COVID-19

In these days of the coronavirus pandemic, many planned non-urgent surgical procedures, such as hip and knee joint implants, had to be postponed until further notice. RIAP has published some tips for home use to improve joint health before or after surgery.