Opting for orthopedic knee surgery in Tijuana, a major Mexican border city, can help you cut down costs substantially. And if you are an American or a Canadian, you can look forward to savings on the travel front too as the closest American airport (in San Diego) to the border town is just 20 minutes away. Also you can look forward to quality care at the hands of experienced surgeons. Read on to know more.
Types of Knee Surgeries Offered
Some of the commonly sought knee orthopedic procedures are as follows:
If you have a stiff, painful knee which makes even the simplest of activities extremely agonizing, then you may want to consider knee replacement surgery.
You make a candidate for it if you are over 50 years of age and are suffering from osteoarthritis.
The knee replacement procedure involves removing the damaged weight-bearing parts of the knee.
The surface of the knee is then shaved off and shaped to attach an artificial knee joint.
Depending on the degree of damage, the joint might be replaced wholly (total knee replacement) or partially (partial knee replacement surgery).
Average hospital stay after surgery is about 3-5 days.
Menisci are the two wedge-shaped cushions that provide support to the knee joints.
Meniscal tear is a very common sports injury.
Older people may also suffer from meniscus tear because of weakened or worn out cartilage.
Â A â€œpopâ€ sound is often heard when a meniscus tears. This will be accompanied with pain, stiffness, and swelling of the knees with a limited range of motion.
Knee arthroscopy is a common way of performing knee meniscus repair.
In this procedure, the surgeon will insert a tiny camera into the knee to view and remove or repair the damaged part of the meniscus.
Your knee will be set in a cast or brace to restrict its movement.
Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is one of the main ligaments of the knee which join the femur and tibia. Injuries to the ACL are quite common.
Repairing ACL injuries by sewing together the torn edges usually does not have a very high success.
Torn ACLs are usually supplanted with grafts comprising tendons.
The most commonly used grafts used in ACL reconstruction are autografts (which come from the patientâ€™s own body), which are taken from the patella, hamstring or quadriceps. In some cases, allografts (taken from cadavers) may also be used.
Posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) is also one of the primary ligaments of the knee that connect the thighbone with the shinbone.
PCL injuries are caused by the bent knee being involved in an accident or a fall.
Torn PCL often heals on its own. A reconstruction will have to be carried out if you have suffered from injuries in other ligaments as well.
A torn PCL is usually not sewn together because the results might not last for long. Hence, it is replaced with grafts taken from other parts of the body or from a cadaver.
Cartilage Resurfacing of the Knee:
Cartilage cushions and covers parts of the knee joint where bones meet.
Articular cartilage damage can result in intense pain, inflammation and decreased motion.
Cartilage damage can be a result of a direct blow, a bad fall, wear and tear over a prolonged period of time and even inactivity.
Cost of Knee Surgery in Tijuana vs. USA
Here is a comparative table of the cost of Medical Tourism Corporationâ€™s (MTC) knee surgery packages and their corresponding average American prices:
Please note that the above mentioned prices are subject to change without any prior notification. We advise you to fill our online quote form for the latest prices and other related information.
Benefits of Choosing Tijuana for Knee Surgery
Pay only 30-50% of the prices charged for knee surgery in the United States and Canada.
Save on traveling time and cost too as Tijuana is just 17 miles from San Diego, California.
Schedule your surgery conveniently without any waiting periods involved.
Get quality care at ultra modern surgery center.
Get treated by one of the leading orthopedic surgeons of Mexico.
Highly Experienced Ortho Surgeon of Mexico
MTC, in its endeavor to provide the best of the medical care to its clients, works with the foremost doctors and surgeons in Mexico. The orthopedic surgeon the company works with, for example, has more than 30 years of experience. He is an international affiliate member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. His profile in brief:
Presently serving as General Director of one of the leading surgery center’s of the city
National Medical Center, IMSS – Orthopedics and Traumatology – Mexico City, Mexico (1981-84)
Fellowship in Arthroscopic Surgery from the National Institute of Orthopedics â€“ Mexico City (1994)
Orthopedic Technician Course â€“ Grossmont College, San Diego, CA (1998-99)
MS in Aesthetic Surgery from Guadalajara, Mexico (2005-07)
Is a member of a number of prestigious societies and associations such as the Mexican Society of Orthopedics and the Mexican College of Orthopedics
By choosing MTC to facilitate your knee surgery such as knee replacement, ACL reconstruction or meniscus repair in Tijuana, you can look forward to getting full value for your money. Our knee surgery packages include:
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