Orthopedics

knee-replacement-therapy Total Knee Replacement Surgery in Mexico for under $15,000 - According to Healthline, as of 2015, the average hospital charge for a total knee replacement (TKR) in the United States is $49,500. A partial knee replacement (PKR) is typically priced at $40,000-$45,000. For patients seeking an affordable solution in Mexico, Almater Hospital in Mexicali, Mexico is a viable and highly recommended orthopedic surgery provider.  In a recent conversation with Hospital Director, Dr. Patricia Meza, we discovered that Almater Hospital offers total knee replacement surgery from $10,800, performed by one of the best orthopedic surgeons in the region. The hospital also boasts a 98% patient satisfaction rating, which is higher than most US hospitals. Several calls to recent Almater Hospital knee Read more...
Total Knee Replacement Surgery Total Knee Replacement - Total Knee Replacement Surgery The largest joints in the human body are the knees and having them healthy and functional is vital to performing many everyday activities.  Difficultly doing simple activities like walking or climbing stairs and feeling pain while sitting or lying down, may be symptoms of damage due to arthritis or injury.  When nonsurgical treatments such as supports and medications fail to help, then you may be a candidate for a total knee replacement.  Joint replacement surgery is a safe and effective procedure that is used to relieve pain, corrects deformities and help patients resume normal daily activities. Since the first knee replacement surgery done in 1968, there Read more...
Normal Hip, Total Hip Replacement Total Hip Replacement - If common activities such as walking, sitting and standing become painful and difficult it may be because your hip has been damaged by arthritis, a fracture, or some other conditions.  This may also cause your hip to be stiff making it difficult to put on socks and shoes.  You may even feel discomfort while resting. If you’ve already tried medications, walking supports and changes to your daily activities and seen no changes, then it might be time to consider hip replacement surgery.  Today’s hip replacement surgery is a very common and effective method to relieve your pain, increase lost motion, and  basically get you back to your normal daily activities Read more...
MMG_BasicsKneeReplace_391x269 The Basics of Knee Replacement Surgery - In certain situations, the human knee can become severely damaged, for example, due to advance osteoarthritis or trauma caused by an accident. After conventional treatments have failed to return the knee to its natural level of functionality, a knee replacement might be considered as an option. Many patients considering this kind of procedure now consider knee replacement surgery in Mexicali, Mexico. What is Knee Replacement A knee replacement is a major surgical procedure that involves removing parts of the knee that have been damaged beyond healing or repair and substituting them with artificial ones. Sometimes, only one component of the knee has to be replaced, in which case the surgery Read more...
MMG_Hip_Replace_391x269 Are You Considering a Hip Replacement? - What is Hip Replacement Surgery? What most people call a hip replacement is what doctors call an “arthroplasty” or surgical repair of a joint. When the hip is worn out, damaged by accidents or deteriorated by disease, hip replacement surgery replaces the damaged parts with durable artificial parts. Because it’s an expensive surgery, many Americans who can’t afford it cross the border into Mexicali to find excellent hip replacement surgery at affordable prices. Why Do Hips Get Damaged? The hip joint is one of the most important joints in the body. It allows our legs to move with a high degree of freedom without damaging the bones of the leg Read more...
Joint Pain 03 I HAVE JOINT PAIN. WHAT DO I DO? - As we age, it is typical to start having pain in your joints, most commonly in the knees, hips and hands.  But how do you know when this joint pain is more than normal and something that a doctor should evaluate? If your pain begins to limit what you used to do (golf, biking, or jogging) and normal daily activities become painful (sitting, walking up stairs or writing); it is time to visit your doctor.   To better understand your situation, a doctor will take a medical history, ask how long this has been going on, and perform a physical exam.   This exam will evaluate the joints range of motion, stability, Read more...
Surgery 01 Recovering from hip, knee surgery - Though knee and hip replacement surgeries can still result in some pain, the surgical procedures have improved significantly in the last 20 years making it a more bearable solution.  Additionally, these new techniques coupled with improved anesthesia methods have reduced the risks of infections and blood clots and have cut recovery times.  However, patients still need to be mentally and physically prepared because recovery can be a long and difficult road. Select your pain relief option While most surgeons prefer to first use over the counter medications to manage post-surgical pain, there are new pain relief techniques that can have painkillers delivered efficiently and with greater success. Many patients expect Read more...
Older worker RETURNING TO WORK AFTER A KNEE REPLACEMENT - A major concern for people considering a knee replacement is if they will be able to return to work after surgery.  A study recently presented at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons shows that most people are able to return to work after a total knee replacement, even those with physically demanding jobs. The study’s author and orthopedic surgeon Dr. Adolph Lombardi stated that they “…were very surprised by the results,” that showed that 98% of people that underwent a total knee replacement, were able to go back to work. The study included nearly 700 knee replacement patients and included both women and men between the Read more...
ad-feature-orthopedic Orthopedic Surgeries -     If you’ve been injured in an accident, suffer from a sports injury, arthritis or other degenerative joint disease, or just have too much mileage on those aging bones, Mexicali offers a variety of solutions in orthopedics.  Orthopedists and orthopedic surgeons are trained to find lasting solutions to problems that develop in the bones, joints, and ligaments of the human body.     Below are some examples of the most popular orthopedic procedures: Total Joint Replacement During total joint replacement surgery, all or part of an arthritic or damaged joint, such as a hip, knee or shoulder joints, are removed and replaced with a plastic or metal prosthesis. The prosthesis enables Read more...
Physical Rehab 5 Tips for a Successful Hip Replacement Surgery - According to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, there are more than 285,000 hip replacement surgeries performed in the United States each year, up more than 25 percent in just five years.  Total hip replacements are on the rise. Though it has become a common procedure that is done every day in many places, a hip replacement surgery shouldn’t be taken lightly.  It’s still a big surgery that comes with the risks and possible complications as do all surgeries.  To increase your chances of having a successful surgery, consider these five things. 1. Choose an experienced surgeon who has performed many hip replacements Experience is the key, but how much? Read more...