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Arthroplasty (Joint Replacement) Abroad

Details of international hospitals performing Arthroplasty (Joint Replacement).

SOLCOT Centro Médico

Our team of professionals is specialized in Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology. With an extensive experience, we will study your particular case and will give you the best surgical and recovery solution. We use the most innovate technics in order to provide our patients with the best solution.

Availability:

Arthroplasty is available at SOLCOT

Listed orthopedics specialists:

Dr. Álvaro Sáez-Arenillas Martín

Specialist in Orthopedic Surgery and Traumatology

Sarang Plus Hospital

Sarang Plus Hospital is one of the well-known specializing joint and spine hospitals in Korea.

Availability:

Arthroplasty is available at Sarang Plus Hospital

Listed orthopedics specialist:

Dr. Kook Hee-kyun

CEO and Orthopedic Surgeon

Infirmerie Protestante de Lyon

Orthopedic Surgery in Lyon - Clinic of the Protestant Infirmary The Orthopedic Surgery and Traumatology is a function surgery (walk, run, play sports, use his hand ...). It seeks to restore the best possible function when an accident or illness come to deteriorate.

Availability:

Arthroplasty is available at Infirmerie Protestante de Lyon

Listed orthopedics specialist:

Dr. Fiquet

Orthopedic Surgeon

Grupo Hospitalario Quirónsalud

Quirón has an internationally prestigious medical staff, the largest in the sector, and is also the principal hospital network in terms of patient numbers and care facility area. The group administers 47 healthcare centers, more than 4.000 hospital beds and 8.000 associ.

Availability:

Arthroplasty is available at Grupo Quirónsalud

Hospital Velmar

A small multi specialty hospital located in the town of Ensanada, Mexico. A staff of 50 physicians provides surgical and medical care in over 20 medical specialties. The doctors can speak English, and the hospital provides services to foreign patients.

Availability:

Arthroplasty is available at Hospital Velmar

Listed orthopedics specialist:

Dr. Heber Avitia, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon

Health & Wellness Bazaar, Inc.

Health & Wellness Bazaar is an elite network of Board-Certified English-speaking doctors in strategic locations in Mexico and Latin American specializing in Orthopedics, Cardiology, Regenerative Medicine, Bariatrics, Plastic Surgery, General Surgery, and Pain Management.

Availability:

Arthroplasty is available at Health & Wellness Bazaar

3 listed orthopedics specialists:

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Dr. Eliseo Mora

Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr. Eduardo Romano

Orthopedic Surgeon

Anadolu Medical Center

Anadolu Medical Center is one of the most modern, comprehensive and respected hospitals in Turkey. Anadolu is affiliated with John Hopkins Hospital.

Availability:

Arthroplasty is available at Anadolu

Listed orthopedics specialist:

Prof. Ahmet Kıral

Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery, Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery
Joint Arthroplasty

Medipol Mega University Hospital

Medipol Mega Hospital Complex is a modern medical facility with four specialist hospitals and an extensive selection of high caliber medical devices available for use. The hospital provides treatments in a wide variety of medical fields in its 470 bed facility.

Availability:

Arthroplasty is available at Medipol Mega University Hospital

14 listed orthopedics specialists:

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Prof. Dr. Mahir Mahiroğullari

Orthopedics and Traumatology Specialist

NP Istanbul Brain Hospital

NPISTANBUL Brain Hospital; the first special neuro-psychiatric
hospital in Turkey established with the aim of providing effective treatment services with the most sophisticated treatment possibilities.

Availability:

Arthroplasty is available at NP Istanbul Brain Hospital

Listed orthopedics specialist:

Dr. Abdullah Sarlak

Orthopedics and Traumatology Specialist

Medical Port | Medical Solutions Abroad

When an orthopedic injury requires surgery it is important to be in the hands of the best professionals that are experts in the field. Medical Port partnered with Hospital Lusíadas and Clinica Espregueira Mendes for orthopedic surgery.

Availability:

Arthroplasty is available at MedicalPort

Listed orthopedics specialist:

Dr. João Espregueira Mendes

Consultant - Orthopedics, Traumatology and Sports Medicine

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About Joint Replacement

This information is intended for general information only and should not be considered as medical advice on the part of Health-Tourism.com. Any decision on medical treatments, after-care or recovery should be done solely upon proper consultation and advice of a qualified physician.


What is Arthroplasty

This procedure is used to restore function in joints of the body. This procedure may involve the use of an artificial bone, known as prosthesis or by resurfacing the bones that make up that joint. Many illnesses are responsible for the need to get knee arthroplasty. For instance, degenerative joint disease and some types of arthritis may cause the knee cartilage or joint cushion to get worn out. These are most common reasons that necessitate this type of surgery.


How it is diagnosed

Before one can go for this procedure, a proper diagnosis is conducted to ensure that it is necessary. The most common symptom is painful joint. This includes aches that occur even when one is asleep. The joints will be noticeably stiff in such an instance. In order for a proper diagnosis to occur, the physician will ask about physical ability such as distance walked. Swelling of the joints will also be considered when making the decision. In some cases, potential patients will experience sudden giveaway of the joints, especially in the knees and hips.


The tests conducted are:
  • Imaging of the affected joints using Cat Scans, MRI and use of a bone densitometry that is used to assess the loss of bone density in the affected joints.
  • Cardiac studies to assess the circulatory and heart system
  • Blood tests to confirm arthritis and rule out an infection
  • Use of X-rays to determine how much joint space has been lost

Days admitted : The patient is discharged from hospital after about 10 days in the hospital. Before discharge, the patient has to demonstrate the ability to flex the knee to 90 degrees. There should be no complications and he/she should continue to receive care at home. If any of this is not fulfilled the patient may have to stay longer.

Recovery : The after care will depend on the health care system. In most cases, one will be required to make regular visits to hospital after 6 weeks, then 3 months, a year, five years and ten years. However, this follow-up also depends on how intensive the arthroplasty was. Sometimes, there is no need for follow-up after three months.

Risks : The major threat after surgery is an infection. It can complicate the entire recovery procedure. The patient needs to stay clean and avoid contaminating the unhealed incision points. In addition, the area is examined regularly to determine if there are signs of an infection. Corrective measures should be taken immediately. Other risks are: arthrofibrosis, neurovascular problems, patellofemoral problems, periprosthetic fracturing, aseptic loosening

After care : The patient will be kept under intensive watch to ensure that he/she do not experience complications. This will take place in a high dependency room. At this time, the patient undergoes cryotherapy to prevent the knee from getting swollen. The patient has to undergo very light knee movement, sometimes with the aid of a machine, which is done under the doctor’s supervision. A physiotherapist will be present until the patient is discharged. Before leaving the hospital, the patient is told to attempt light walking on the second day after the surgery.

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