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What are my choices for knee surgery abroad?

Having knee surgery abroad can be a pleasant experience if you choose carefully among the multitude of clinics and doctors available worldwide. There are many clinics which offer personalized knee surgery procedures according to their patients' needs.
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It's usually a good practice to consult with at least 2-3 top doctors before undergoing a knee replacement surgery. Knee replacement can be an excellent option in many cases, but there are also some contra-indications where a knee replacement should not be the first choice. For instance, if a person is young and below 50 years of age, knee replacement can be delayed because the life of implants typically lasts between 15-20 years. Is the person too over-weight? Is the extent of damage limited to a knee section, can anything else be done such as
unicompartmental knee replacement, knee arthroscopy, etc. ...there are many such factors that are taken into account by an experienced surgeon. We keep making a lot of such relevant information available on our social media channels. Feel free to check out the latest one's that talk about various aspects of knee replacement and alternative treatment options.

Experienced doctors will be best qualified to assess whether your case is suitable for a knee replacement or other alternatives may be considered.

The question you should ask is not what are the best hospitals but rather who are the best surgeons for knee replacement. Reason being that sometimes even in the best hospitals, you may end up having your surgery from a relatively junior surgeon. Research has proven that surgeons who typically perform more than 25 surgeries a year have lower complications rates.
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Knee surgeries are considered orthopedic procedures performed to address and repair pain in the knee caused by injuries, running, tendinitis or arthritis. After examination and diagnosis, treatment for various knee problems will depend upon the extent of the injury, condition or disease as well as medical history, age, and overall health.

Cost of Procedures

In the United States, a knee replacement surgical procedure can cost up to or over $30,000, as compared to the $12,000 charged in India. The cost of ligament repair can cost around $17,000 per knee in America, with knee abrasion arthroplasty costing nearly twice that amount.

Who Performs Knee Surgeries?

Orthopedic surgeons perform all types of orthopedic surgical procedures including knee surgeries. Potential patients should check to make sure their physician is certified with State, Provincial, or National Board of Orthopedic surgeon organizations or associations in their country of origin.

For any information don't hesitate to ask,
Have a nice and healthy day!
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