Knee Replacement Options
Knee Replacement surgery through WorldMed Assist is affordable through our partnerships with state of the art hospitals in the US and abroad. Medically trained case managers provide patient advocacy to ensure you receive the best medical care available for your procedure. Hospitals, officially recognized accreditation agencies such as JCAHO and the Joint Commission International (JCI), are thoroughly investigated prior to selection. Your procedure, including travel to and from the destination hospital, is managed by registered nurses from beginning to conclusion, guaranteeing you the optimum experience.
Most importantly, we provide you with a personal touch from start to finish.
High quality options for knee replacement include:
- Knee replacement in the US
- Knee replacement in India
- Knee replacement in Mexico
- Knee replacement in Turkey
- Knee replacement in Costa Rica
We also provide information on costs:
What is Knee Replacement Surgery?
With total knee replacement surgery, the goal is to improve your quality of life by making you more mobile so that you can lead the more active life that you used to have. More than 90% of individuals who undergo total knee replacement experience a dramatic reduction of knee pain and a significant improvement in the ability to perform common activities of daily living. But a total knee replacement procedure will not make you a super-athlete or allow you to do more than you could before you developed knee problems. Activities that you can reasonably expect to be able to do after surgery are:
- Recreational walking
- Light hiking
- Recreational biking
- Ballroom dancing
- Stair climbing
One of the most important orthopedic surgical advances of the twentieth century, knee replacement was first performed in 1968. Improvements in surgical materials and techniques since then have greatly increased its effectiveness. Approximately 300,000 knee replacements are performed each year in the United States alone, making it one of the most common surgeries.The results are impressive. The procedure itself takes approximately 1-2 hours. Your orthopaedic surgeon will remove the damaged cartilage and bone and then position the new metal and plastic joint surfaces to restore the alignment and function of your knee. Special surgical instruments are used to precisely measure an optimal fit of the implant.
How Long Will the Knee Implant Last?
The longevity of the implant depends on many factors such as the patient’s weight, the patient’s activity level, and the presence or absence of disease in other joints of the lower extremities. Implants can last ten to fifteen years and even longer. New techniques allow for an implant to be removed and replaced, but our goal is to be able to implant a prosthesis that will last the patient a lifetime without revision.
Knee Replacement Surgery Results
Results are impressive and gratifying to both the patient and the surgeon. Most patients are pain-free and able to bend their knees from 90° to 100°, resuming daily activities without restriction. The remarkable results of total knee replacement are due to patient determination, the surgeon’s skill, and the bioengineers’ well-designed implants and instruments. Continued advances in the field can be expected to result in continuing success in the future. Read more… Total Knee Replacement Recovery
How It Works
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