Hip Replacement in Mexico

The Ultimate Guide to Hip Replacement in Mexico

Be free to move again with hip replacements in Mexico. It may be one of the most difficult decisions you’ll ever face, but if pain and immobility is limiting your freedom to do what you want to, we can help you find a surgeon to ease your problems – at affordable prices that cost 50% less than home.

Why get a hip replacement in Mexico?

It may be something you have been considering for a while, but the cost at home is just too prohibitive. Mexico offers a viable alternative, saving you tens of thousands of dollars and helping you to regain an active lifestyle.

North Americans and Canadians have travelled to Mexico, especially the border towns, for discount medical supplies for a long time. For them, Mexico offers convenience – many in the southern United States are frequent day-trippers, and think nothing of driving over the border.

Now, the proliferation in air-travel has made it just as convenient for people further afield, not just from the Americas but from across the world. Mexico has been a popular tourist destination for some years now, and it is little wonder it is now becoming a favoured medical tourism destination too.

Sure, Mexico is still a developing nation, and you do need to choose carefully whereabouts in the country you go to. One thing we can say, is that many of the facilities aimed at medical tourists are of a superior standard and quality that compete with the best healthcare services anywhere in the world. This includes the expertise and qualifications of the doctors, the modern facilities and equipment and the commitment to customer care, which, frankly, is sometimes missing at home.

Medical Departures has made it our mission to provide patients with authoritative up-to-date information about clinics and doctors who offer medical services that are of the same, or higher, quality than we would receive at home. To ensure this, we perform a number of background checks, including criminal and legal records, qualifications and professional memberships. Clinic visits and real patient reviews are also included, and taken together these checks give us a good picture of trustworthiness. While no medical procedures can ever be guaranteed completely, at least assessing the reliability of a doctor and clinic before you have any treatment is the best start you can have.

What is the procedure for hip replacement, and how long does it take?

Typically, hip replacements take between one and two hours. The procedure involves replacing the ball and socket of the hip with an artificial one. It may be carried out under a general anesthetic, or with a spinal epidural, which numbs you from the waist down.

What is the recovery time for hip replacement?

As hip replacements are usually carried out in elderly patients, the recovery times may vary. Very often, people have been immobile for some time before they have their hip replacement surgery, which means the muscles will have wasted and so these will need to be strengthened with physiotherapy and/or exercises after surgery.

You will need to be committed to doing the exercises to ensure you get the full benefit of your hip replacement, in as short a time as possible. You will be encouraged to get up as soon as possible after surgery – some people manage to the same day. You will, of course, experience a degree of swelling, bruising and discomfort, but the initial pain should be taken care of by pain-relief medication.

Using walking aids, such as crutches, sticks or frames, will initially help you to be mobile, but, if you keep up with your exercises you should be able to return to your normal activities, pain-free, in 2 – 3 months. It could be up to a year before you will see the full benefits of your hip replacement.

What is the cost of hip replacement surgery in Mexico compared to the United States and Canada?

Hip replacement surgery in Mexico costs, on average, $13,000 compared to an average of $30,000 in the United States.

What now?

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