Knee Replacement in Mexicali

Knee replacement in Mexicali is an ideal choice if you are looking for cheaper alternatives to knee surgery in the U.S.

Total Knee Replacement Patient Animation; Video Courtesy: Exactech

Knee Replacement Surgery in Mexico can save up to 75% of the total cost of treatments in the U.S or Canada.

This article covers the treatment costs in detail, the best hospitals, healthcare quality, and other exciting things that make Mexicali a budding tourism hub. Let us dive in!

Cost of Knee Replacement in Mexicali

You can save as much as 70% on your treatment costs in Mexicali than in the U.S or U.K.

Patients get access to high-quality treatment facilities and top-class certified surgeons. Especially for those who don’t have health insurance and don’t mind exploring health alternatives, Mexicali is the perfect answer!

Knee Replacement Surgery Comparison (USD) – USA vs. Mexicali, Mexico

Procedure USA Mexicali
Total Knee Replacement (Unilateral) $19,995 – $30,000 $9,500 – $13,500
Total Knee Replacement (Bilateral) $40,000 – $70,000 $22,500 – $23,500
Partial Knee Replacement (Unilateral) $18,995 – $25,000 $7,500 – $12,500
Partial Knee Replacement (Bilateral) $30,000 – $46,000 $10,000 – $20,000
Revision Knee Replacement Surgery (one knee) $34,000 – $50,000 Request Price
Revision Knee Replacement Surgery (both knees) $40,000 – $73,696 Request Price
Minimally Invasive Knee Replacement Surgery $18,500 – $20,000 Request Price
*Unilateral – one knee; Bilateral – both knees
**Prices are subject to change. Fill our online quote form for the latest prices and specials.

The package includes the following :

  • Pre-ops, doctor consultation, specialist consultation, anesthesiologist consultation
  • All surgical fees, lab fees, material, anesthesia, operating room fees
  • Two nights at Family Hospital
  • Prosthesis expense (Biomet or Smith & Nephew implants)
  • Private ground transportation from San Diego, CA or Yuma, AZ (Round trip )

Knee Replacement surgeries can cost as much as 70,000 USD in the U.S for those without proper health insurance. With MTC, you can avail surgery packages, which start from 10,000 USD for the same procedures.

Hospital in Mexicali, Mexico for Knee Replacement

Hospital Da La Familia is located in Mexicali, just off the border from San Diego.

They are well known in the region for high-quality care, specialized doctors, qualified bilingual staff, and medical services that are at par with U.S and Canada.

Hospital Da La Familia | Orthopedic Hospital in Mexicali

All medical doctors and staff are highly conversant in English and Spanish, which gives patients a high degree of comfort in communications.

Hospital Da La Familia currently enjoys two ISO Certifications (ISO 9001 & ISO 14001), a mark of their unparalleled quality of service.

Operation Theatre | Hospital Da La Familia , Mexicali
OT | Hospital Da La Familia , Mexicali
ICU | Hospital Da La Familia , Mexicali
ICU | Hospital Da La Familia , Mexicali
Waiting area | Hospital Da La Familia , Mexicali
Waiting area | Hospital Da La Familia , Mexicali

Some of the special services include:

  • Transportation services
  • Personal escort available
  • Private nurse available
  • Financing available
  • Electronic medical records
  • Insurance coordination
  • Interpreters available on demand
  • Money exchange services

Knee Replacement Surgery Option In Mexicali, Mexico 

At Da La Familia, your surgeon can choose from the different knee replacement surgery options, depending on your condition. These may include:

Total Knee Replacement Surgery

The surgeon replaces the damaged parts with artificial joints, usually covering the total knee.

This surgery may last for 1-2 hours, and hospital recovery is usually 2-3 days.

Partial Knee Replacement Surgery

The surgeon will remove only a part of the knee and replace it with plastic or metal components in this surgery.

You have to spend only a little time at the hospital as the recovery process is faster.

The procedure lasts for 1-2 hours, and you can leave within 1-2 days of the surgery.

Minimally Invasive Knee replacement

Minimally invasive knee replacement surgery involves minor tissue trauma and blood loss. There is less postoperative pain and requires smaller incisions.

This procedure lasts for about 1-3 hours and the recovery period is usually between 1-3 days.

Revision Replacement

Sometimes an existing knee replacement or prosthetics may get damaged. It can lead to painful swelling in your knees.

Your surgeon may recommend a second surgery, which usually involves replacing it with a new artificial replacement.

A revision replacement surgery is a complex procedure, lasting for about 2-3 hours.

The recovery period is usually more extended, lasting between several days to even weeks.

Recovering Post Surgery

At Da La Familia, your assigned caregivers will assist you in testing your new knee by walking and stretching.

Though you might feel a bit of discomfort at the beginning, the pain will usually go off in 1-2 days.

You must also choose to have physiotherapy sessions to aid your healing.

In usual cases, you may need a walker or cane for mobility for the first few days or weeks.

With regular exercises and time, you will be comfortable enough to walk without assistance.

Knee Replacement Recovery | Steps with Crutches

Plan Your Knee Replacement Surgery in Mexicali

A typical itinerary for someone undergoing Knee Replacement surgery with our surgeons will look like this :

Day 1: Pick up from San Diego, CA and/or Yuma, AZ airport. Transportation to Mexicali and perform pre-op testing and consultation. Stay overnight at the hospital.

Day 2: Complete the surgery, recovery at the hospital.

Day 3: Recovery at the hospital – Testing the new Knee Joint, walking & stretching it.

Day 4: Consultation with your surgeon, patient eligible to go to the hotel.

Day 5: Patients are eligible to go home or choose to stay for any Physical Therapy sessions. Explore Mexicali a bit.

Procedure Surgery Time Hospital Recovery
Total Knee Replacement 1 – 3 hours 3-5 days
Partial Knee Replacement 1-2 hours 1-3 days
Revision Knee Replacement 2- 3 hours 2-5 days
Minimally Invasive Knee Replacement 1-2 hours 1-3 days

Patient’s Feedback

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5.0 Stars (Google Reviews)

“This was a great experience!! I love all of the staff. They are so professional. The hospital was very clean! I would definitely return. Special thanks to Dr. Sarinana, Adriana, Carlo, Maritza, and Roxanne. All of you guys were awesome!!!”

-Simona Lindsey

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5.0 Stars (Google Reviews)

“The actual facility is quite nice. It seems fairly simple and small when you first walk in but once you are admitted the hospital is actually quite big and very nice. The staff and all the people are all very nice and treat you with a great attitude and make you feel welcomed and cared for. 

From the first moment you walk in the vibe and the energy from everyone from the hostess at the front door to the security guards to the housekeeping, they all treated me very nicely and were very  courteous at every single moment.”

-Nayely Hernandez


While you are healing from your knee surgery, don’t forget to explore what Mexicali offers as a tourism destination.

Though Mexicali may not offer many cultural activities, you can enjoy fine art exhibitions, independent films, or great music.

Catch the glitzy Instituto de Investigaciones Culturales – Museo UABC or taste some authentic China in La Chinesca, the largest Chinatown in all of Mexico.

For more, please consult with our experts today to know more about our payment programs, procedure details, and travel package plans.