All You Need to Know about Knee Surgery
There are two main kinds of knee surgeries, which range greatly in complexity and risk. On one hand, there are arthroscopic procedures, which involve inserting a camera on a probe into the joint to guide the surgeon as he works through a second incision.
On the other hand, there is knee replacement surgery, which involves the replacement of damaged or degraded cartilage with an artificial prosthesis. This is a major surgery which requires a few days of inpatient stay, followed by months of physical therapy. It can sound scary, but it has become common in recent years. In the United States alone, over 600,000 knee replacement surgeries are performed annually.
When it comes to anesthesia, a popular choice is regional anesthesia. Regional anesthesia completely numbs a part of your body around where the surgery will be performed, leaving you conscious during the procedure. But you won’t feel anything. According to some studies, use of regional anesthesia can result in faster rehabilitation and less complications.
Your rehabilitation will begin the day after your procedure. You should be up and trying to walk, with assistance, right away. This is closely followed by exercise and nutritional guidance to help you recover quickly.
Sadly, knee replacement surgeries can be very expensive if obtained locally. Fortunately, Joint Replacement Center by Ortomedica, located in Mexico City, is a much more affordable option. And for a fraction of the cost of a local procedure, you can get a much-needed vacation in, too.
Our team of expert surgeons specializes in knee replacement surgeries. And Terepias Elite, our physical therapy and nutrition department, is second to none when it comes to getting you back on your feet and independently mobile in no time. And with our medical concierge and travel services, you can get all you need from one source.