What is Joint Replacement?
Due to the increasing age, the bones in the body start deteriorating. The damage is mainly caused in the joints of the body where the movement and friction of two bones is the maximum. Hinge joints like shoulders, elbow, wrist knee, hip, ankle, etc. which enable two attached bones to bend, suffer immense pain when the joints get damaged. After the damage is detected, the doctors suggest the patient to go through the non-surgical therapy (physiotherapy) and try to reduce the pains with the help of painkillers and through other medical ways. If the joints show no sign of recovery, then a joint replacement surgery is suggested by the doctors.
With the help of medical sciences, it is now possible to easily replace the damages joints in the body. Man-made implants are made of metal, plastic and other medical materials are used as a permanent joint mechanism in the body. This surgery is called as the Joint Replacement or Orthopaedic Surgery.
This operation helps the person to move the joints properly and continue with the physical activities all over again without any pains.
Available Treatments & Surgeries
- Hip Resurfacing Surgery
- BIRMINGHAM HIP Resurfacing (BHR)
- Hip Arthroscopy
- Hip Revision Surgery
- Total Hip Replacement / Arthroplasty Surgery
- Knee Replacement Surgery
- Zimmer NexGen LPS-Flex Fixed Knee Surgery
- Anterior Cruciate Ligament ACL Surgery
- Knee Revision Surgery
- Shoulder Joint Replacement
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Surgery
- Femoral Embolectomy Surgery
- Femoropopliteal Bypass Surgery
- Meniscectomy Surgery
- Shoulder Rotator Cuff Repair Surgery
Why get joint replacement surgery in India?
In India, one can find the perfect treatment centres for joint replacement surgery. Here, not only the cost of surgery is low but also the care and medical services provided by the hospitals are excellent. All the required tools and equipments for the transplantation, top quality prosthesis etc. are available.
One can get a perfect combination of reasonable cost and best quality of joint replacement surgery in India.
The patients who are above 65 years age group find it difficult to undergo the orthopaedic surgeries in their native country due to the extravagant surgery costs. Instead, they prefer to spend money to fly to India especially for the surgery. The cost of Joint replacement surgery is not too high as compared to the surgery cost in the other countries. People from UK, USA, Canada, Germany, and Australia are coming here on a large scale to get operated efficiently and effectively. For the people from Bangladesh, Africa, South East Asia, Middle East Asia, etc. India has become a famous healthcare destination. There are many hospitals in India which offer travel health packages for the patient who are flying to India from another country. These hospitals take care of their flights before and after the surgery, insurance, accommodation, medical treatment till the full recovery of patient and also some attractive sightseeing packages.
The team of best doctors, the continuously upgraded technology and a touch of care is all what it takes to make India the biggest hub for all the Orthopaedic surgeries.
Cost of Joint Replacement Surgery
The exact cost of Joint replacement depends on various factors like:
- The joint damaged and the degree of damage
- The type of surgery chosen (Total replacement, partial replacement, etc.)
- Type of implants used
- Stay in the hospital
- Doctor’s personal fees
- Overall health of the patient
- Other incidental costs.
On an average the Joint replacement surgery cost ranges from USD 3500 to USD 13,500. According to a survey, UK has the highest joint replacement cost and India has the lowest. The surgery cost for orthopaedic surgeries in India is the main reason why people from all over the world prefer to be operated in India.
In today’s cut throat competition in the field of medical sciences, Hospitals are trying to gain edge by including the best technology for the joint replacement surgeries. There are tables and tools which allow a successful surgery without cutting a single muscle in the body. Also the medical implants used are made of the internationally standardized material and are imported to India. Due to the newer technological advances in this field, the operated person can start walking after 48 hours after the surgery.
In India, all the equipments used give precision to the surgeons while operating and a long lasting healthy result to the patient.
Top hospitals in India for Orthopedic Surgery
There are many hospitals which are aiming for perfection and customer satisfaction of their patients. The best joint replacement centres in India are situated in the metropolitan cities like Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai etc. Following are some of the high rated hospitals in India which give the best treatment for Joint replacement surgeries:
- Max Super Speciality Hospital, Delhi
- Moolchand Medcity, Delhi
- Artemis Hospital, Gurgaon
- Medanta Hospital, Gurgaon
- Nanavati Hospital, Mumbai
- MGM Hospital, Mumbai
- Maxcure Hospital, Hyderabad
- Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, Delhi
- Fortis Memorial Research institute, Gurgaon
- Apollo Hospital, Bangalore
- Manipal Hospital, Bangalore
All these hospitals have the latest technology, experienced doctors and the best care-taking staff.
Leading Doctors and Surgeons
The degree alone does not count but the experience also plays a very important role. There are doctors who have attained success in a very early age in Orthopaedics and are successfully carrying out the most complicated surgeries of patients from all over the world. There are also many doctors who have been practicing as a surgeon for more than 25 years and are invited globally as expert surgeons. Here is a list of some renowned orthopedic doctors in India and the hospital they work in:
- Dr. Gautam Zaveri- Fortis Hospital, Mumbai (19 years’ experience)
- Dr. George Anderson- Apollo Hospital, Bangalore (36 years’ experience)
- Dr Gopala Krishnan- Apollo Hospital, Chennai (37 years’ experience)
- Dr. Jairamchander Pingle- Apollo Hospital, Hyderabad (46 years’ experience)
- Dr. Raju Vaishya- Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, Delhi (33 years’ experience)