Knee replacement Mexico.
Health & Wellness Bazaar Orthopedics
Orthopedics is the branch of medicine that helps to stop and revert degeneration of the musculoskeletal system and also aims to repair sports-related injuries. The musculoskeletal system includes bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles, and nerves that together make it possible for a person to move and be active. For this reason, it is important to take care and address any issues related to the musculoskeletal system as it is directly correlated with the quality of life that you are able to have.
First of all, if a person cannot be active due to the pain at move, he/she may become overweight and develop other diseases or even depression for not being able to perform the activities he/she enjoys.
According to research, studies estimate that 90% of all knee replacement surgeries are performed to treat late-stage osteoarthritis and obesity has become one of the main contributors to this degenerative disease due to the excessive wear and tear of the joints. This is a complex issue because being overweight primarily causes damage in the hips and knees; therefore, people suffering from obesity cannot lose weight because they cannot exercise due to the constant pain and diets no longer work. In order to regain their mobility, a knee replacement may be necessary so they can recover mobility without feeling pain. After the procedure, it is recommended that they start doing activities that allow them to lose weight and have a healthier life in the company of their loved ones.
Typically, if you do not have proper health insurance, these types of surgeries are very costly in the US and waiting times in Canada can be endless. At Health & Wellness Bazaar you will find orthopedic surgeons committed to your physical and mental well-being, helping you to be more active, have a healthier life and, above all, be happy with the results and your new life.
Our orthopedic surgeons are a select group of experienced doctors in all types of knee surgery:
Knee replacement surgery
When is this surgery a good option to consider?
- In case of a constant knee pain resulted from an injury or post-traumatic arthritis that limits your range of motion,
- When you have difficulty doing simple activities such as climbing stairs or walking.
- If you feel pain in your knees when you are sitting or even lying down.
- If the nonsurgical treatments are no longer helpful.
- If you have rheumatoid arthritis. This disease is the inflammation of a membrane that surrounds the joint causing the cartilage to be damaged resulting in pain and stiffness.
- If you suffer from osteoarthritis. Normally, this disease occurs in people over 50 years old; however, it can also affect younger people. The cartilage that is responsible for cushioning the bones of the knee wears away, causing the bones to rub against each other which causes pain and stiffness in the knees.
- If you have psoriatic arthritis, which is a disease that affects the joints, causing pain, swelling, heat or difficulty in movement of the inflamed joint.
- Other types of arthritis can require a knee surgery in order to maintain a healthy and active lifestyle; however, it is needed to consult a doctor to determine the type of arthritis, its progress and therefore the type of treatment required.
The process of the surgery
Knee Replacement Mexico Is a surgery in which the weight-bearing surfaces or the damaged joint surfaces of the knee are replaced. The materials used for this procedure are metal and medical grade plastics that are made especially for the knee to ensure free movement without pain.
This operation consists of 4 steps: the first step is to prepare the bone by removing the damaged cartilage; then the metal implants are placed; the patella is resurfaced; and an insert is placed as a spacer between the metal components. It is important to mention that you can choose from most FDA approved implants as our surgeons are brand agnostic and we work with major medical vendors.
Among the brands you can select are Johnson & Johnson, Smith & Nephew, Stryker, Zimmer, and Biomet. The implants typically last 20-25 years, and it is a fast, safe and efficient solution for your knee problems.
Each implant has different benefits and advantages. After a thorough analysis of your case, your surgeon will consider your needs and wishes to help you choose the implant that best suits your expectations and the surgery choice.
The recovery takes from 4 to 8 weeks and will depend mainly on the physiotherapy you perform after the surgery.
What is the typical itinerary of this surgery?
The typical schedule begins the first day with your arrival for pre-op consultations and tests. The second day is the surgery, and you will spend the night in the hospital. The third day you will rest and recover in the hospital to stay under observation. The fourth day is the discharge, and you will spend the night in the hotel. The fifth day you will recovery and rest in the hotel. On the sixth day, we will do the follow-up consultation to see if on the 7th you can go back home.
Knee arthroscopy surgery
Arthroscopy is a surgical procedure that allows doctors to view the knee joint without making a large incision through the skin and other tissues.
When is this operation recommended and what is is the process?
This surgery is primarily performed to revert arthritis damage, repair an injury, or when non-surgical treatments such as rest or therapies don’t work anymore. This surgery also prevents the need for a knee replacement by resolving a problem soon before it evolves into irreparable damage. This procedure is also used to diagnose and treat a wide range of knee problems.
Knee arthroscopy may offer pain relief from conditions that damage the cartilage surfaces and other soft tissues surrounding the joint. During this procedure the surgeon inserts a small camera in the knee to guide other thin surgical instruments to repair and restore any damage. Because the incisions are smaller, the pain levels are typically lower and the knee is less stiff, allowing a faster recovery.
Itinerary for Knee Arthroscopy surgery
On day one is the arrival with pre-op consultations and tests. The second day is the surgery, and the patient can spend the night in the hotel. the third day is to recover and rest, the fourth day is the follow-up consultation to determine if that same day you can return home.
Frequently, most people can return to their normal activities in 6 to 8 weeks after the surgery. However, depending on your case, your doctor may recommend avoiding high impact activities for an extended time or lifestyle change to avoid reoccurrences.
Other common orthopedic surgeries we performed at the Health and Wellness Bazaar network are hip replacement and hip arthroscopy. Similar to the knees, the hips can be damaged by arthritis, fracture, and other conditions, that can make very difficult to walk or sit and get up from a chair.
When medications or other nonsurgical methods stop working, it is time to start considering a hip replacement or hip arthroscopy. Having hip pain is undoubtedly uncomfortable since you suffer every day when walking or doing simple activities; and if the condition is already severe, it can hurt even when lying down.
The hip replacement operation is a safe and effective surgery that will allow you to enjoy the little things again, without feeling chronic pain. Normally, this operation is performed when the patient suffers from some type of arthritis such as osteoarthritis. The difference is that in the hip replacement the damaged bone and cartilage are replaced by prosthetic components and the hip arthroscopy is less invasive and is used to diagnose hip problems, revert arthritis or injury and prevent the need to require a hip replacement.
Why choose Health & Wellness Bazaar for your surgery abroad?
Prices in Mexico for knee replacement are 75% lower than in the US; this is because, in this country labor, land and materials are a fraction of the US cost. Rest assured the quality is never compromised and our surgeons follow US standards of care.
We have carefully selected all our partners and vendors to ensure that all materials and implants used are FDA approved with the strictest quality standards. Additionally, our surgeons are trained in the US and use the latest surgical procedures and technology to offer similar results.
At Health & Wellness Bazaar, you will find knee replacement packages starting from 9,900 USD compared to the $45,000 USD in the US.
Knee Arthroscopy surgeries start at $5,000 USD with our providers and the same surgery costs up to $12,000 USD in the US. The safety, quality, and efficacy of the surgery are never compromised despite the low pricing and the patient experience is well beyond U.S. standards.
Our surgeons are a select group of talented and experienced doctors that besides knee and hip surgeries can also perform other procedures such as endoscopic discectomy, spinal disc regeneration, rotator cuff repair, joint cartilage regeneration, artificial disc replacement, carpal tunnel release, and ACL Reconstruction.
At Health & Wellness Bazaar, we make sure that all our doctors are fully licensed, certified, and count with extensive experience to treat the most complex cases. Our Physician Advisory Committee vets all our doctors and audits their surgeries and protocols to confirm they meet the highest standards. Currently, we have orthopedic surgeons in Tijuana, Monterrey, Guadalajara, Puerto Vallarta, and Cancun, Mexico. Please contact us for more information.