Knee Replacement in Chiang Mai

The Ultimate Guide to Knee Replacement in Chiang Mai

Save a fortune on knee replacement in Chiang Mai. If you have arthritis (and the entire range of related disorders) that can cause debilitating knee problems this may be a good option for you if painkillers of all kinds, steroids and physiotherapy have not worked and your pain persists and movement is a problem. If you don’t have medical insurance or waiting lists at home are too long then the expense of the surgery may be too much, but in Chiang Mai it will cost significantly less and improve your life greatly.

There are many different kinds of knee replacement surgeries available with varied artificial joints made of different materials. It is only your doctor who can suggest which kind will be right for your individual situation. Over the years with knee replacement surgeries becoming more commonplace, doctors, too, have a great deal of experience in doing these surgeries. In the hands of an expert and skilled surgeon you may have minimal discomfort and will soon be on your feet.

Why consider knee replacement in Chiang Mai?

If you don’t have medical insurance, if your Medicare rebates are not enough and if the payment you have to make is a great deal or if there are long waiting lists, you should consider knee replacement in Chiang Mai to get over these problems. There is no point in delaying the surgery and suffering longer.

Doctors in Thailand undergo extensive training before become surgeons and orthopaedic surgeons are even more specialized. Check out professional organizations, such as the International Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons for further information.
Chiang Mai has excellent medical facilities and the charges are much more affordable not only for the surgery, but also for the artificial joints, the diagnostic tests and the medicines. It is a beautiful holiday spot with many tourist attractions, a large community of expats and you can combine a holiday in Chiang Mai with the surgery. You can also rest and recuperate post surgery and you will be well taken care of.

Why book with Medical Departures?

While it may seem easy enough to do a booking, you should be aware that there are many choices available and you will not be able to verify the antecedents of the place or check the qualifications of the doctors. Testimonials put on websites are almost always favorable. You really don’t want to take a chance with serious surgery.

For safer surgery at the best price, you should book through Medical Departures. We carry out an in-depth investigation into the accreditations, qualifications, skill and expertise of the doctors practicing at the clinics and hospitals we list on our website. This gives you an extra layer of safety. We also check out the amenities at the clinics and hospitals and ensure that the staff is able to communicate in English so you don’t face any problems.

How long does knee replacement take and what is the downtime associated with it?

As there are different kinds of knee replacement joints available, the surgery time varies a great deal. The time taken also depends on whether you are getting surgery for one knee or both. It can take as little as 45 minutes for a simple one knee surgery to three hours or more for more complex surgeries. Most of the time doctors prefer to use general anesthesia. Post surgery you will need to spend between one and four days in hospital and will be able to leave once you are a little mobile with the help of walking aids. Post surgery you will also start physiotherapy.

You have to take a great deal of care and go for follow up treatment and take painkillers as required. You will also need to do your exercises diligently as these will help you regain complete mobility. Once you are fine, and this can take between six and eight weeks, you will be able to walk and do other activities without pain.

What is the cost of knee replacement in Chiang Mai?

If you have to pay the full price for your surgery in Australia you may pay between AUD 20,000 to AUD 35,000 for this surgery. In Chiang Mai you pay a between 40 and 50 percent of this sum which can range from AUD 10,000 and AUD 12,000 for the knee replacement surgery.

What now?

Being in pain constantly can be an emotional and physical drain. Your quality of life also suffers as you have many activity restrictions. You can take control of your life once again after knee replacement in Chiang Mai so book now with Medical Departures. Look below for ways to contact us and lock in your booking. Our customer care team will address all your questions and concerns and help you with the booking process.