Knee replacement is recommended for people with severely damaged knees. The surgery can help you get respite from pain and lead a more active life. It is recommended when medications and other forms of treatment do not ease the pain.
Types of Knee Replacement Surgery
Total Knee Replacement
This type of surgery involves replacement of damaged cartilage and bone from the knee joint with prosthetics made of metal or high-grade plastic.
Partial Knee Replacement
It is a surgical procedure in which only a part of the damaged knee is replaced with prosthetics. Alternatively known as partial knee arthroplasty, this surgery is recommended if you suffer from only one arthritic knee, and:
- Do not lead a very active life
- Are older and of normal weight
- Have a good range of movement in the knee
- Have knee ligaments in good shape
- Do not have any major knee deformities
The following are our package prices applicable for knee replacement surgery in Tijuana, Mexico.
Single Knee Replacement: US$9,950
Double Knee Replacement: US$17,500
These package prices are subject to change without any prior notification. For the latest information, get in touch with us through our web-contact form on the right.
Your Typical Surgery Schedule
- Day 1 – Arrival in Tijuana
- Day 2 – Undergo surgery; stay at the clinic for the night
- Day 3 – Stay at the clinic
- Day 4 – 5 – Recommended stay in Tijuana for follow-ups
- Surgery takes about 2 hours to complete.
- Total recommended stay for knee replacement is 4-5 days.
- Knee arthroplasty
- Tricompartmental knee replacement
- Subvastus knee replacement
Know Your Orthopedic Surgeon
Your knee joint replacement procedure will be performed by one of the top orthopedic surgeons in Mexico – Dr. Eliseo Mora Sanchez. A sneak peek into his profile:
- Over 30 years of orthopedic experience
- Treated thousands of orthopedic patients
- International membership of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons – AAOS since 2000
- Medical licenses:
- United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) Step 1 and Step 2 in 1997
- Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) -1998
He performs knee replacement procedures at his own well-equipped surgery center in Tijuana.
Who Needs Knee Replacement?
Your doctor may recommend knee arthroplasty if you have any of the following:
- Severe knee pain
- Drastic functional loss in knees
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Psoriatic arthritis
- Osteonecrosis of knee
Preparing for Surgery
- Make sure you tell your doctor the drugs, supplements and herbs you are taking, both prescribed and not prescribed.
- You may be asked by your doctor to stop taking medication that inhibits blot clotting fifteen days prior to surgery.
- You may also be asked to stop taking medications that make blood vulnerable to infections.
- Your orthopedic surgeon may ask you to contact your doctor in case you have any cardiovascular condition or diabetes or any other medical condition.
- Make sure you inform your surgeon in case you drink in excess of 1 or 2 drinks of alcohol every day.
- Prepare your house in the following ways to make it easier for you after surgery:
- Arrange for a low bed so that your legs don’t dangle when you are seated on its edge.
- Ideally your bathroom should be on the same floor on which you spend major part of the day.
- Everything you need should be within your reach without your having to get on feet or bending down.
- Keep a firm backed-chair wherever you carry out your daily chores.
- Attaching a small bag or a basket to your walker (if you are going to use one) can be used to hold your cell phone and other things you might find handy.
- A raised toilet seat will help avoid unnecessary movement in your knees.
- Avoid tripping by getting rid of loose cables, rugs, uneven flooring, and bad lighting.
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