Hip Replacement in Johor Bahru

The Ultimate Guide to Hip Replacement in Johor Bahru

Ease hip discomfort and immobility with a hip replacement in Johor Bahru, Malaysia. If affordability is stopping you from getting this surgery then the possibility of traveling abroad to Malaysia might be a good option for you as you can tack on a holiday at the same time.

Most of us are completely at ease traveling overseas; we buy goods on the internet from abroad so what’s stopping us getting surgery abroad at half the price – especially as the quality and standards are just as good as they are at home?

Why have a hip replacement in Johor Bahru?

If you’ve been looking into the costs of hip replacements you’ll know that they don’t come cheap – and the price is just way too much for many people to even contemplate. One of the reasons for coming to Johor Bahru is the affordability. Sure – it’s still expensive in real terms, but you will save tens of thousands of dollars compared to the prices at home, which could well be the difference between getting the treatment, or not. 

Johor Bahru is one of Malaysia’s most rapidly growing cities, after the capital, Kuala Lumpur. It’s situated to the south of the Malaysian Peninsula, and just across the Straits of Johor from Singapore – which means it’s only a short taxi ride over the bridge if you fancy visiting another country for a day or two.

The city certainly draws people the other way and many Singaporeans come here regularly because it costs a whole lot less than it does at home.

As you would expect from a growing, modern city, all the facilities and amenities you’d expect are here – great shopping, fantastic restaurants, good nightlife and plenty of accommodation choices. There are also other attractions, including the Danga Bay recreational waterfront, an urban jungle, golf courses, horse-riding, a zoo and much, much more.

For medical travellers it is important to have services and amenities to hand – it may be a little difficult to get around after a hip replacement but you can certainly do a little sight-seeing before your surgery, so it’s good to have things on your doorstep, as it were.

You’ll be pleased to know that Malaysia’s healthcare system is very good, and particularly facilities aimed at medical tourists. There are a good many state-of-the-art hospitals and medical staff are well-qualified and well trained, and there are certainly plenty who have trained overseas, particularly in the UK, and may well have UK medical registrations as well as Malaysian, and affiliations with international professional societies, like the International Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons, or the International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine.

Why book with Medical Departures?

We want our patients to have authoritative information about the quality of services when booking hip replacements in Johor Bahru. Our background checks including legal and criminal records, qualifications of doctors, professional memberships and real patient reviews. We list this information on our website, with clinic photos, maps and prices so you can get a good picture enabling to make your own mind up. No medical procedure can ever be guaranteed completely, but at least if the credentials stack up then you’re off to a good start.


How long does the hip replacement procedure take?


A hip replacement operation usually takes up to 2 hours. You may be given a general anesthetic, or a spinal epidural, which numbs you from the waist down.

What is the recovery time for hip replacement?

This varies enormously, and there may be a number of factors which will have a bearing on recovery time. It’s a reasonable assumption that many patients who have hip replacements have been immobile for some time. After surgery, wasted muscles will have to be built up again with physio and exercises, so the recovery period is likely to be longer than for someone who has been physically active.

It may take a while to get the full benefit of the hip replacement, and you should be committed to doing the recommended exercises.

You will feel sore, swollen and bruised after the surgery, but will be encouraged to get around as soon as you can afterwards. Using walking aids, such as frames, crutches or sticks will help and if you manage to stick to the exercises there’s no reason why you shouldn’t be resuming everyday activities in 2-4 months – pain-free. You should improve gradually over the next 12 months.

What is the cost of hip replacement surgery in Johor Bahru compared to Australia.

Hip replacement surgery in Johor Bahru costs, on average, AUD $13,000 (NZ $13,900; US $10,000; CAD $13,300, GBP 8,000, Euros €9,100) in comparison to $32,000 (NZ $33,000; US $24,000; CAD $32,000, GBP £19,000, Euros €22,000) in Australia.

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