Hip Replacement in Johor Bahru

The Ultimate Guide to Hip Replacement in Johor Bahru

Last fact-checked: 15 September 2020

Ease hip discomfort and immobility problems with a hip replacement in Johor Bahru, Malaysia. If affordability is stopping you from getting this normally expensive surgery, then the possibility of traveling to Southeast Asia might be a viable, money-saving option.

Discover just how much you can save while enjoying a holiday in the sun with this Medical Departures guide to hip replacements in Johor Bahru. 

Why Have a Hip Replacement in Johor Bahru?

If you’ve been looking into the costs of hip replacements you’ll know they don’t come cheap; this delays many people from getting the surgery they need, which only prolongs pain and mobility issues. One of the reasons for traveling to Johor Bahru is affordability, with the chance to save tens of thousands of dollars even when factoring in flights, accommodations and other travel expenses for when you are in Malaysia. 

Johor Bahru is one of Malaysia’s fastest-growing cities, after the capital, Kuala Lumpur. It’s situated on the southernmost point 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, or if you are coming in the opposite direction from Singapore. 

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

Importantly, the quality of Malaysia’s healthcare system is high, particular amongst private facilities aimed at treating medical tourists. You will discover a good many state-of-the-art hospitals and medical staff are well-qualified and experience in complex surgeries, who have trained overseas, particularly in the UK. Many 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 include legal and criminal records, qualifications of doctors, professional memberships and authenticated patient reviews. We list this information on our website, with clinic photos, maps and prices so you can get a good picture enabling you to make your own mind up.

How Long Does the Hip Replacement Procedure Take?

A hip replacement operation usually takes up to two 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 a Hip Replacement?

 It’s a reasonable assumption that many patients seeking 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 afterward. 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 around two to four months, without any of the pain. You should still see gradual improvements 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.

Find prices like these in Johor Bahru at the excellent Gleneagles Hospital Medini, which offers knee and hip replacements, as well as a range of other surgeries to international patients visiting Malaysia. 

What's Next?

Take a look at our recommended clinic and book your appointment in Malaysia through our site. It's also free to speak to our Customer Care Team if you’ve any questions about hip replacements in Johor Bahru or see below for other ways you can make an appointment.


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