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Total knee replacement surgery has helped patients around the world cure severe knee pain caused due to arthritis or limited movement of the knee. A knee replacement surgery involves replacing the knee with a metal / polyethylene prosthetic. A typical prosthetic knee lasts for 10 – 20 years. Over a period of time the artificial knee can loosen, wear out, or develop other problems which would result in relapse of the condition prior to knee replacement. A knee replacement procedure which was not effective can also result in damaged knee joint. In such scenarios a knee revision surgery can help patients recuperate from the ailment before irreversible damage is done to the knee joint.
An orthopaedic surgeon specializing in knee revision surgery can detect changes in the structure of the artificial knee and tissues surrounding the joint and can plan for appropriate corrective measures. A knee revision surgery involves removal of the earlier implanted prosthetic to be replaced with a new joint. An infection or inflammation of the knee can damage the surrounding bone stock and tissues resulting in malfunctioning of the joint. In severe cases, a knee revision surgery would also involve grafting procedures to fix damaged bone or tissue to effectively secure the artificial joint. Knee revision surgery helps patients improve their lifestyle by restoring mobility, strength of the joints and reducing knee pain.
Reasons For Knee Revision Surgery
• Mechanical loosening of joints
• Infection in the joint
• Internal bleeding of the joint
• Fracture of the bone around the joint
• Instability of replacement knee prosthetic
• Wear of one or more parts of the implant
• Breakage of the inserted knee
Post a knee revision surgery patients should maintain dedicated and focused effort towards rehabilitation. If proper care is not taken, it can lead to complications.
• Physical therapy to restore movement and improve strength
• Plan an exercise regimen focusing on a range of motion, normal walking mechanics and thigh muscle strengthening
• Avoid running, jogging and high impact sports
• Avoid lifting weights
• Plan follow-ups with an orthopedic surgeon
Apart from the above points one should take every care to avoid excessive pressure on the knee joints.
Knee revision surgery is a complex procedure and should be performed by a skilled and experienced orthopedic surgeon. The surgeon should be well aware of grafting techniques as well. At MedToGo, it is our mission to help patients locate the best orthopedic surgeons and medical care facilities at affordable cost in Mexico. We have an exclusive network of hospitals specializing in revision surgery in Mexico. We help patients who do not have adequate insurance to plan a cost effective treatment. We ensure you have all essential information regarding physicians and medical facilities that will help you make informed decisions.
MedToGo: The leading source of healthcare information to Mexico for North Americans since 2000
Simply put, when it comes to Medical Tourism in Mexico, there is no North American company with the credibility, reputation, and experience of MedToGo.
Our physicians and health care coordinators have extensive, hands on experience working with doctors and hospitals throughout Mexico. We began developing our network of Mexico’s finest doctors and hospitals in 2000 by conducting personal interviews and educational background checks on more than 700 Mexican doctors and inspecting over 80 private hospitals. We spent 6 years researching the Mexican healthcare system before we referred our first patient for surgery in February of 2006. As a result, if you decide to let MedToGo coordinate your surgery or medical service in Mexico, you can be assured that you will be working with the country’s finest doctors and institutions.
You will have also hired a team of U.S. physicians and health care and coordinators that will oversee your care and serve as your advocate while you are in Mexico. You will not be alone. Your safety and peace of mind are our primary concern. Furthermore, we can offer you complete healthcare packages with up to 75% off the price of a comparable experience in the U.S.-without a compromise in quality.
While we have made it our mission to carefully select the most qualified and experienced physicians in Mexico, we leave the final decision in the hands of the patient. You will have options. With detailed profiles of physicians and medical facilities, you will have all the essential information you need to make informed decisions.
You do not pay extra to work with MedToGo. Were you to go directly to the same doctor to schedule the surgery, your cost would be the same as if you were to coordinate it through MedToGo.
But if you hire MedToGo we will not only provide you with a selection of Mexico’s finest health care providers and coordinate your procedure, we will also be your advocates while you are abroad and not rest until have returned home.
Your Mexican hospital and doctor compensates MedToGo for marketing services, and MedToGo does not add additional fees to the cost of your package. MedToGo does not accept cash incentives or alterations in compensation from physicians or hospitals. This ensures that our recommendations are unbiased and based solely on our experience and quality assessment.