Frequently Asked Questions about gold therapy
A brief overview of important information
About 80 % of the patients experience complete pain relief or significant pain reduction. A guarantee of success for the Gold Implantation cannot be given either, as 100 % cannot be guaranteed for any procedure, even those recognised by conventional medicine. Artificial joints, highly recommended from conventional medicine, have approx. failure rates of 20 % as well.
In principle, all joints can be treated with gold implants, from the finger and toe joint to the knee, hip, shoulder or ankle joint and vertebral joints
All questions regarding the procedure should be raised with Dr. Endrizzi by telephone, prior to your treatment. Important findings like X-ray and MRT images should be sent to us in advance, by post or e-mail.
The gold implants takes place under local anesthesia. You can leave the practice immediately after the procedure. However, you will need someone to accompany you home after the treatment and should not drive a car on the same day because of possible side effects of the local anaesthesia.
No, the gold implants are cut to 2 mm with special scissors, lie in the connective tissue and do not cause any discomfort, as is occasionally claimed on the Internet. They have no sharp edges, as can be seen on the photo.
You can use the treated joint immediately. If pain develops around the punctured areas, painkillers can be taken for a short time.
Physiotherapy, fascial training and massages can be done without any problems, also sports and sauna are allowed. Should the effect of the gold ions diminish after decades, new gold implants can be placed without any problems.
The costs depend on the extent of the treatment, which can vary greatly, depending on the affected joint. Please call us for exact price information.
To ensure that every patient gets the time he or she needs, we only offer appointments by prior arrangement. There is no open consultation hour.
Nothing happens either at the airport or at the authorities, because gold is not magnetic and cannot be detected by the detectors.
After placement of the gold implants, X-ray imaging is not a problem; the implants are visible as small white points. In most cases, the radiologists do not know what they are; therefore, you should tell them about it.
An MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) can also be performed without any problems. In this case, the gold implants are not visible since gold is not magnetic. It also cannot heat up or fall out, which has been proven in numerous studies. If your radiologist has any doubts, s/he may call me any time; I can provide him/her with a bibliography.
If further procedures must be performed on the joint treated with Goldtherapie®, there are no obstacles since the implants are “hidden” well in the connective tissue and are not found in most cases. The only exception is that if the surgical incision cuts through a gold implant, the gold starts blinking and becomes visible. Make sure that it is handed to you, it is yours!