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Knee Replacement in Latin America

Hospitals and medical centers in Latin America performing Knee Replacement.

Hospital Universitario Austral

A tertiary university hospital with over 750 physicians, providing medical services in most medical specialties. Services to foreign patients include interpreters, insurance coordination, and transportation arrangements. Both hospital and doctors have liability insuranc

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Knee Replacement

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Galenia Hospital

Hospital Galenia holds the Certificate of Medical Attention Establishments granted by Joint Commission International (JCI), Accreditation Canada International (ACI) and is certified by the Mexican General Health Council (CSG).

Listed orthopedics specialist:

Dr. Monica Zabarain

Orthodontics

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Knee Replacement - Minimally Invasive

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Knee Replacement - Minimally Invasive (Both knees)

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Knee Replacement - Partial

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Knee Replacement - Revision

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Knee Replacement (TKR)

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Knee Replacement (TKR) - Both knees

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Clinica UNIBE

Clinica UNIBE is a full-service private medical center, providing outpatient medical care, cosmetic, orthopedic, urologic, gynecologic, ophthalmic, maxillofacial and general surgery.

3 listed orthopedics specialists:

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Dr. Vladimir Badilla Vargas

Orthopedics, Traumatology

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Knee Replacement - Total

8,700 - 10,200 US$

Knee Replacement - Revision

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Hospital La Catolica

Hospital Hotel La Catolica provides comprehensive private healthcare services to local and international patients, mainly from the USA.

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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

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Knee Replacement

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Centros Especializados de San Vicente Fundación

A modern, technologically advanced medical center, designed to handle complex procedures in a variety of medical specialties, with over 100 physicians. The staff can speak English and Spanish, and can asist with transporation and accommodations.

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Knee Replacement

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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 Replacement - Partial

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Knee Replacement - Revision

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Knee Replacement (TKR) - both knees

20,000 - 24,000 US$

Knee Replacement (TKR) - one knee

15,000 - 21,000 US$

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 Replacement

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Cabo Orthopaedics

A specialized orthopedics clinic with four board certified physicians, affiliated with the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS). The Cabo clinic treats over 100 foreign patients annually, mainly from the USA and Canada.

Listed orthopedics specialist:

Dr. Gerardo Mangino

Orthopedics, Joint Replacement

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Knee Replacement - Partial

8,500 - 12,500 US$

Knee Replacement - Revision

9,500 - 18,000 US$

Knee Replacement (TKR)

9,500 - 13,500 US$

Knee Replacement - Minimally Invasive

9,500 - 13,500 US$

Hospital Country 2000

A small, private and modern general service hospital, offering a wide range of medical services, including plastic surgery, orthopedics, general surgery, oncology, infertility and pediatrics. Facilities include private rooms with a TV and phone line.

Listed orthopedics specialists:

Dr. Rafael Ortega Orozco

Physician/Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr. Rafael A.Jiménez, MD

Orthopaedic Surgeon

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Knee Replacement - Partial

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Knee Replacement - Revision

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Knee Replacement (TKR)

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Unicondylar Knee Replacement

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Knee Replacement - Minimally Invasive

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Knee Replacement

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Hospital CIMA Monterrey

Hospital CIMA Monterrey is an acute-care hospital that was originally a women's specialty hospital (formerly known as Hospital Santa Engracia) when it opened in 1996. It is located in San Pedro, Garza Garcia, a suburb of Monterrey, in Mexico.

8 listed orthopedics specialists:

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Dr. Arredondo García Hector M.

Traumatology and Orthopedics

Dr. De la Garza Keller David

Traumatology and Orthopedics

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Knee Replacement

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About Knee 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 a Knee Replacement?
Knee replacement, or knee arthroplasty, is a surgical procedure to replace the weight-bearing surfaces of the knee joint in order to relieve pain and disability. The knee joint is replaced with an artificial joint made of metal alloys, plastics and polymers.

What are the types of Knee replacement?

  • Total Knee Replacement (TKR):
    In a total knee replacement (total knee arthroplasty), the surgeon removes damaged cartilage and bone from the surface of your knee joint and replaces them with a man-made surface of metal and plastic.
  • Partial Knee Replacement (UKA):
    In a partial knee replacement (unicompartmental knee arthroplasty), the surgeon only replaces one part of your knee joint.
    Advantages of partial knee replacement include smaller incision, shorter hospital stay, less blood loss, easier post-op rehabilitation, lower risk of infection, blood clots and stiffness, and easier revision if necessary.
  • Minimally Invasive Knee Replacement Surgery:
    Minimally invasive surgery (MIS) uses specialized techniques and instrumentation to enable the surgeon to perform major surgery without a large incision.
    Minimally invasive knee replacement requires a smaller incision, three to five inches, versus the standard approach which typically requires an eight to twelve inches incision.
    Minimally invasive surgery may lead to less pain, decreased recovery time and better motion due to less scar tissue formation.
  • Revision Knee Replacement Surgery:
    Revision knee replacement surgery is done to replace the replacement knee, once it has been worn out.
    The revision is usually more complicated and a longer procedure than the original surgery.
    There is no set limit to the number of times you can have revision surgery, but it is widely accepted that the artificial knee joint becomes less effective each time it is replaced.

How long would the artificial knee last?
The artificial knee usually lasts between 15-20 years, depending on the type of joint used and how much you strain your new knee.

Duration of procedure/surgery : A knee replacement operation usually takes 1.5 to 3 hours.

Days admitted : Usually 3 - 5 days at the hospital.

Anesthesia : General anaesthesia.

Risks : Serious complications are rare - fewer than 2% of people undergoing knee replacement surgery experience serious complications.

Risks include:
- Knee stiffness
- Blood clots in the leg vein (thrombophlebitis)
- Blood clots in the lungs (pulmonary embolism)
- Nerve damage
- Infection
- Heart attack
- Stroke

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