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Knee & Thigh Surgery Specialists in Latin America

Hospitals and medical centers in Latin America who have Knee & Thigh Surgeryspecialists.

Clinica UNIBE

The high specialization due to the complexity of the orthopedic problems is performed by highly technical teams, using the most modern technology and the most advanced techniques, such as minimally invasive surgery or computer-controlled surgery (navigation).

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Knee & Thigh Surgery is available at Clinica UNIBE

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Dr. Vladimir Badilla Vargas

Orthopedics, Traumatology

Hospital Universitario Austral

The Traumatology Service depends on the Department of Surgery and deals with the clinical and surgical treatment of diseases of the osteo-article-muscular systemThe work of the medical team includes various fields, originated and systematized from a wide variety of conditions.

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Knee & Thigh Surgery is available at Hospital Universitario Austral

Galenia Hospital

We provide medical care to cover all fields of orthopedics including trauma surgery, joint surgery, spine surgery, hand surgery, locomotor tumor surgery, sports medicine, and rehabilitation medicine. In addition to surgical treatment, we also perform medical treatment and rehabilitation.

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Knee & Thigh Surgery is available at Galenia Hospital

Listed orthopedics specialist:

Dr. Monica Zabarain

Orthodontics

Clínica Anglo Americana

This team develops a set of measures to promote health, prevention, diagnosis and treatment, as well as psychological, labor, social, and vocational actions aimed at obtaining the maximum possible return to the community of patients.

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Knee & Thigh Surgery is available at Clínica Anglo Americana

Hospital La Catolica

Our Center specializes in comprehensive care for neurologic and orthopedic disorders, trauma, sports, geriatrics, and esthetics, among others. Our qualified and caring professional staff uses modern electrotherapeutic and biomechanical equipment to improve your recovery.

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Knee & Thigh Surgery is available at Hospital La Catolica

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Dr. Arce Pérez Luis Roberto

Orthopedics and Traumatology

Dr. Castro Artavia Cristhian

General Medicine and Surgery
Orthopedics and Trauma
Hand and Elbow Surgery
Microsurgery

Centros Especializados de San Vicente Fundación

The Orthopedics and Traumatology Service of Specialized Centers of San Vicente Fundación is made up of a multidisciplinary team of specialists and sub-specialists who provide comprehensive management for patients with diseases and conditions of the highly complex musculoskeletal system.

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Knee & Thigh Surgery is available at Centros Especializados

Baja Orthopedics

A specialized orthopedic clinic from Tijuana with three orthopedic specialists, all of which speak English and regularly treat American patients. The clinic was established in 1990, is ISO certifiede, and all doctors speak English.

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Knee & Thigh Surgery is available at Baja Orthopedics

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Oasis of Hope Hospital

A modern, high tech medical and surgical facility catering to cancer patients and doubles as a cancer research institution as well.

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Knee & Thigh Surgery is available at Oasis of Hope Hospital

Salutaris Medical Center

A short-stay surgical clinic and outpatient facility specializing in cosmetic, general and orthopedic surgery. The clinic is accustomed to treating patients from the United States, Latin America and Europe.

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Knee & Thigh Surgery is available at Salutaris Medical Center

Hospital Punta Pacifica

A modern private hospital which is affiliated with Johns Hopkins Medicine International. Most of the doctors and surgeons at Hospital Punta Pacifica were trained in the USA or in Europe.

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Knee & Thigh Surgery is available at Hospital Punta Pacifica

6 listed orthopedics specialists:

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Dr. Salomon Dayan

Orthopedics and Traumatology

Dr. Rene Chen Lee

Orthopedics and Traumathology

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About Knee & Thigh Surgery

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 Knee & Thigh Surgery?

This is a type of surgery that is done to relieve pain and disability on the femur and knee areas of the leg. The procedure usually involves replacing parts located within this area to ease disability. The surgery may be invasive or no invasive. The type of procedure conducted will usually depend on the extent of the injury.

Diagnosis

The most common cause of knee problems is arthritis. In such a case, the doctor will conduct a blood test to determine if the person is suffering from arthritis. An X-ray may also be conducted to determine if the person has suffered any type of hairline fractures.

This will normally entail conducting a CT scan or an MRI scan. An X-Ray scan may be conducted to reveal any deformities in this area. The doctor usually follows up any tests with a careful review of the patient’s medical history. He/she will also require to examine the patient’s lifestyle. For instance, obesity may cause problems in the knees and other joints.

An arthroscopic camera may also be used to diagnose the knee. A special fluid is first inserted through a small incision to clear up the knee joint and allow easy viewing. The images the doctor sees will help determine what needs to be done.

Treatment

The treatment may involve removing torn pieces of cartilage. Torn meniscus may also be repaired or removed. Fragments of crushed bones may be removed from the knee and thigh.

The treatment may involve total replacement of the femur or the knee. This type of procedure is extreme and only occurs when no other option is available. The knee or femur is replaced with artificial substitutes. At times, if the ligaments are torn, they may be reattached to the thigh with special sutures.

Recovery : The recovery period for noninvasive surgery is shorter than open surgery. However, any type of operation on the knee will require that one takes some time off to recover. In addition, after surgery, one will need to attend physical therapy and use crutches for some time. Unless the operation involved repairing a ligament, one should be back on his/her feet in 6 or 8 weeks’ time. Before engaging in intensive activities again, one needs to talk to their doctor. In most cases, a knee operation means changing careers. This is the case if their work involves putting pressure on their knees. After a knee operation, one may need specialized equipment for the rest of their life. For instance, it might mean having to walk with a walking stick hence forth. This is necessary to prevent the knee from being injured again.

Risks : As with any type of operation, there is the risk of infection. In addition, complications could develop. For instance, the leg could become immobile. This would occur in case any of the nerves is injured during the operation. Another complication would be worse pain in the knee. Sometimes, the operation leads to lifelong knee pain. In such a case, one will need to go back for another surgery.

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