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Knee Replacement

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Knee Replacement

Total Knee Replacement Overview

In total knee replacement surgery, the parts of the bones that rub together are resurfaced with metal and plastic implants. Using special, precision instruments, your surgeon will typically remove the damaged surfaces of all three bones. The replacement surfaces will then be fixed into place.

The surface of the femur is replaced with a rounded metal component that comes very close to matching the curve of your natural bone. The surface of the tibia is replaced with a smooth plastic component. This flat metal component holds a smooth plastic piece made of ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene plastic that serves as the cartilage. The under surface of the kneecap may also be replaced with an implant made of the same polyethylene plastic. See more....

How do I locate a physician to perform my surgery?

We have developed a simple process for locating, and establishing a relationship with an experienced, board certified, physician who can perform your knee surgery.

We will provide you the resumes of several experienced physicians in different countries in order to give you a choice of who you would like us to contact.

What information will I need to provide?

Our physicians have provided us with a list of critical infomation that they need to evaluate your medical needs.

You provide use with this information using e-mail and the Internet. We then send this information to the doctor(s) that you specifiy. See more....

What will typically happen during my medical stay?

Day 1 - You will be met at the airport by one of our destination case managers, and transported you to your place of lodging. Later your will be transported to the hospital to have a pre-op examination, and lab work to determine your general health and fitness for surgery.
Day 2 - Free day
Day 3 - You will be transported to the hospital for your scheduled surgery.
Day 4 - Stay in hospital and begin physical therapy.
Day 5 - Stay in hospital and continue physical therapy.
Day 6 - Upon doctors approval, you will be transported back to your place of lodging.
Day 7-9 -Continue physical therapy.
Day 10 - You will return to the hospital for a post-op examination from your surgeon, and you will see your physical therapist.
Day 11-13 - Continue physical therapy.
Day 14 - You will be transported to the airport for your return flight.

What will be the total cost of my knee surgery? All-inclusive pricing...

Costa Rica
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How do I proceed?

Simply, contact us, and one of our case managers will provide you with a free consultaion.

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