About Knee Replacement Abroad

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About Knee Replacement

Knee Replacement

A knee replacement is a surgical procedure in which damaged surfaces in the knee joint, or else the whole knee joint, are replaced with metal and plastic components. There are 2 types of knee replacement surgeries: total knee replacement (TKR) and partial knee replacement (PKR).

Knee replacement surgery is commonly performed on patients who are suffering with osteoarthritis, psoriatic arthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis, or patients who have had trauma do the knee bones or joints.

Recovery after knee replacement surgery involves physical rehabilitation and the patient will experience a lot pain after the surgery.

Recommended for
  • Knee joint damage due to osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, haemophilia, gout, or injury

Time requirements

Number of days in hospital
3 - 5 days
Average length of stay abroad
2 - 4 weeks. After surgery, patients will have an increased risk of deep vein thrombosis, meaning any travel plans must be discussed with the surgeon first.
Knee Replacement

Knee replacement surgery is performed when the joints in the knee are not functioning correctly.

Time requirements

Number of days in hospital 3 - 5 days
Average length of stay abroad 2 - 4 weeks. After surgery, patients will have an increased risk of deep vein thrombosis, meaning any travel plans must be discussed with the surgeon first.

Time requirements

Number of days in hospital 3 - 5 days
Average length of stay abroad 2 - 4 weeks.

After surgery, patients will have an increased risk of deep vein thrombosis, meaning any travel plans must be discussed with the surgeon first.

Knee Replacement
Knee replacement surgery is performed when the joints in the knee are not functioning correctly.

Compare Knee Replacement prices around the world

United States $ 52,391
United Arab Emirates $ 14,000
Spain $ 13,650
Poland $ 8,666
Thailand $ 8,187
India $ 7,499
Mexico $ 6,082
Hungary $ 4,311
Tunisia $ 4,000

Source: Medigo prices

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How to find quality treatment abroad

Every year, close to 14 million patients travel worldwide for the purpose of receiving medical care. At MEDIGO, we provide our patients with access to the top clinics and doctors around the world. To discover where the best Knee Replacement clinics are for you, contact MEDIGO below to talk to us in complete confidence.

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Before Knee Replacement abroad

A knee replacement is a serious surgery, so patients are encouraged to consult with their doctor ahead of scheduling a surgery to explore all potential treatment options. The doctor will take x-rays of the knee to determine whether or not knee replacement surgery is best option for the patient.

Once it has been established that the patient will need to undergo knee replacement surgery, the patient may be given instructions on how to perform certain stretching exercises ahead of the surgery. The doctor will conduct a variety of tests such as blood test and chest x-ray, and the patient will usually be advised to stop taking certain medications such as aspirin.

How is it performed

The patient is administered with a general anesthetic and an incision of around 8 to 12 inches is made into the front of the knee. The surgeon will then detach part of the quadriceps muscle from the kneecap. The kneecap is displaced, exposing the end of the thighbone nearest to the shin. The ends of these bones are cut to shape and the cartilage and anterior cruciate ligament is removed. Metal or plastic parts are impacted onto the bone or fixed using cement or other material.

With recent advances in knee replacement surgery, the surgery may be performed as a minimally invasive surgery. Traditional surgery involves making a large incision in the knee, however minimally invasive surgery involves making a smaller incision of around 3 to 5 inches. Making a smaller incision reduces the amount of tissue damage and can improve the recovery time after surgery.

Anesthesia

General anesthetic.

Procedure duration

The Knee Replacement takes 1 to 3 hours.

Knee Replacement
The surgeon removes the damaged joint and replaces it with a metal joint.

What to expect after Knee Replacement

Post procedure care

Usually patients spend a few days in hospital, but may begin trying to walk with assistance 12 to 24 hours after surgery. Patients will often need to take 4 to 12 weeks off work to recover.

Possible discomfort

After the surgery, patients will usually feel tired for the first few days. The knee can feel sore and uncomfortable, particularly when moving it or trying to walk. Patients will often spend several days in hospital, and will be given pain medicines as required.

Important things to know about Knee Replacement

Potential risks
  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Blood clots
  • Nerve damage
  • Bone fracture during or after surgery
  • Bone formations around the prosthetic knee joint
  • Excess scar tissue formation
  • Kneecap dislocation
  • Allergic reaction to materials used

Compare Knee Replacement prices around the world

United States $ 52,391
United Arab Emirates $ 14,000
Spain $ 13,650
Poland $ 8,666
Thailand $ 8,187
India $ 7,499
Mexico $ 6,082
Hungary $ 4,311
Tunisia $ 4,000

Source: Medigo prices

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175 clinics on MEDIGO offer Knee Replacement

Sikarin Hospital

Bangkok, Thailand

94

$ 9,170

Dr. Rose Private Hospital

Budapest, Hungary

80

$ 15,474

Clinique Generale-Beaulieu

Geneva, Switzerland

Please inquire

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175 clinics on MEDIGO offer Knee Replacement

Sikarin Hospital

Bangkok, Thailand

94

$ 9,170

Dr. Rose Private Hospital

Budapest, Hungary

80

$ 15,474

Clinique Generale-Beaulieu

Geneva, Switzerland

Please inquire

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