Knee Replacement in Puerto Vallarta

If you are choosing to do Knee replacement surgery in Mexico, Puerto Vallarta is a great option. This surgery is perfect for those who suffer from chronic pain issues and Osteoarthritis from old age.

Dr. Max Greig explains knee replacement surgery.

This article covers the costs, different treatments, and the best surgeons you can choose from at Puerto Vallarta. Learn what makes Mexico a budding Medical tourism destination for patients worldwide.

Cost of Knee Replacement in Puerto Vallarta

By choosing to do the knee replacement surgery in Puerto Vallarta, you could save as much as 50% – 70%  on the total treatment costs, compared to the U.S.

With state-of-the-art technology and certified surgeons, the treatments stand at par with those in the U.K and Canada.

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

Procedure USA Puerto Vallarta
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.

This cost includes the following:

  • Room charges (1-5 days)
  • Surgeon’s fees
  • O.T charges
  • Anesthesia charges
  • Cost of the DVT pump
  • Cost of Implants
  • Pharmacy bills and consumables bills (up to a specific limit)
  • Preliminary tests related to the procedure
  • Complimentary travel aid from Airport to hotel/hospital

The TKR (Total Knee replacement ) surgery costs around $9,500 – $13,500 in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.  The same may go as high as $70,000 in the US and Canada.

Also, for a Partial Knee replacement surgery, one can expect savings of up to 80% over the US surgery bill.

Hospital in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico for Knee Replacement

Hospital CMQ Premiere in Puerto Vallarta is widely recognized for its outstanding quality and patient-centered care.

CMQ Premiere | Orthopedic Hospital in Puerto Vallarta

This facility is located just five minutes away from the beach and Puerto Vallarta ́s main hotel zone.

Famous for setting the highest standards in clinical care, Hospital CMQ Premiere is known for :

  • State-of-the-art facility
  • Dedicated bilingual staff (Highly conversant in English and Spanish)
  • Board-Certified doctors in orthopedic surgery
  • 1:1 nurse to patient ratio
  • The only private hospital listed with the Canadian Consulate for health services in Mexico
ICU | CMQ Premiere Hospital, Puerto Vallarta
ICU | CMQ Hospital, Puerto Vallarta
Patient room | CMQ Premiere Hospital, Puerto Vallarta
Patient room | CMQ Hospital, Puerto Vallarta

The Hospital CMQ brand is the leading medical tourism facility in Mexico ́s Pacific Coast. Customary Services include the following :

  • Air ambulance & ground ambulance service
  • Affordable self-pay rates for uninsured patients
  • Medical and clinical lab services
  • Critical post-operative care for surgical patients
  • Non-invasive and invasive ventilation
  • Advanced life support measures

Best Surgeon in Puerto Vallarta for Knee Replacement

Dr. Max Greig is a well-known Mexican Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon (CMOT) in Puerto Vallarta.

He specializes in knee and hip replacement surgery, meniscus surgery, rotator cuff recovery surgery, and cruciate ligament treatments.

He is highly conversant in English and is popular among clients from the US and Canada.

Dr. Max Greig | Orthopedic Surgeon in Puerto Vallarta
Dr. Max Greig

Affiliations :

  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS)
  • Mexican Association of Arthroscopy Surgeons (AMECRA)
  • The Arthroscopy Association of North America ​​(AANA)

Knee Replacement Surgery Option in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

At CMQ hospital, you can choose from the different Knee replacement surgery options in consultation with your surgeon. They may include:

Total Knee Replacement Surgery

This surgery encompasses the whole knee.

The surgeon replaces the affected bone or cartilage with an artificial joint made of plastic or metal.

The surgeon removes the end of the femur or lower leg bone, and a synthetic prosthesis is implanted.

Full Knee Joint Replacement X-ray
Full Knee Joint Replacement X-ray

This procedure lasts about 1-2 hours, and hospital recovery can span from 2-3 days.

Partial Knee Replacement Surgery

In this surgery, only a part of the knee is resurfaced with plastic or metal components.

If your disease or damage is limited to only one part of the knee, your surgeon will refer you for partial knee replacement surgery.

Partial Knee Replacement in Puerto Vallarta

The procedure lasts for 1-2 hours, too, but the recovery period is far shorter. There is far less pain after surgery and less blood loss.

Minimally Invasive Knee Replacement

Depending on your knee damage, your surgeon might refer you for a minimally invasive knee replacement surgery.

It generally requires a smaller incision and involves less cutting of the tissue surrounding the knee. Specially designed surgical instruments are used for this operation.

This surgery usually lasts for 1-3 hours. The recovery period is between 1-3 days.

Revision Replacement

This surgery involves the removal of prosthetic implants in a person who previously had a total knee replacement.

In general terms, it is a kind of re-operation but more complicated than the initial surgery. The wear and tear of the mechanical components is a reason why the original prosthesis might fail.

The surgery lasts for 3-4 hours, and the recovery period might stretch more than four days.

Recovering Post Surgery

You can return to your original form with access to normal daily activities in two months post-surgery. Consulting and working with a physiotherapist will help speed your healing and recovery.

Usually, after 3-5 days of knee replacement surgery, one can start walking with the help of a walker.

Plan Your Knee Replacement Surgery in Puerto Vallarta

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

Day 1: Arrival to the destination of surgery – pre-op consultations, tests, and hospital admission – spend the night in hospital

Day 2: Surgery – Night stay in hospital

Day 3: Rest and recover – Night stay in hospital

Day 4: Rest and recover – Night stay in the hotel

Day 5: Follow-up consultation – Night stay in the hotel

Day 6: Return home

Knee Replacement Surgery Trip to Puerto Vallarta

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)

“CMQ Hospital is convenient. It has many specialized doctors. It is very clean and all the staff are friendly and helpful.”

-Amy Minutillo

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5.0 Stars (Google Reviews)

“Dr. Max Greig and his team are amazing. They were very friendly and informative. He did really well communicating with me before the surgery and followed up with me afterwards.

I was setup through Medical Tourism Corporation. Both my meniscus in my right knee were torn and he fixed it up. It’s been 2 days and I can already tell my knee is better. Thank you so much for your help.”

-Marvin Rodriguez


While you are healing, don’t forget to enjoy the scenic beaches in Puerto Vallarta. If you are a food lover, then Mexican cuisine is worth exploring! Taste the tacos and quesadillas, and perhaps book a seat at a mini Cirque du Soleil-type cultural show.

You can connect with our team at MedicalTourismCo to plan a custom package that is fun and healing for your post-surgery recovery.