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Hip Replacement in Mexico City

The Ultimate Guide to Hip Replacement in Mexico City

Are you considering having a hip replacement in Mexico City? Financially, you can make huge savings on the cost of your surgery compared to domestic prices without compromising the quality of your treatment. You can even use the cash you’ve saved to enjoy some post-operative rest and recuperation in the wonderful setting of Mexico’s capital city.

Why have a hip replacement in Mexico City?

Having a hip replacement operation can be very expensive, which is why more and more patients are choosing to undertake the procedure in Mexico. The facilities and expertise available there are at least equal, if not superior to, domestic standards and will cost you a fraction of the cost. Huge investment in the medical tourism industry throughout the country means that clinics are equipped with the latest technologies and have internationally qualified staff that are dedicated to catering for the needs of international patients.

With the money that can be saved, many people are now choosing to combine their hip replacement procedure with a vacation in Mexico City. By travelling out early, you can experience the sights and sounds that are unique to Mexico’s capital first before undergoing your surgery. However, before you travel it is advisable to research the options available to you to ensure that you book your treatment with a quality clinic with reputable staff.

This can seem like quite a daunting prospect which is why, here at Medical Departures, we aim to make the process as simple as possible. Hip replacement surgery is a major, life-changing procedure and, for that reason, we only recommend doctors and surgeries that meet specific criteria. We perform background checks to verify that professional memberships with organizations such as the International Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons are legitimate, and also ensure the validity of doctor qualifications. We carry out site visits to make sure that they are suitably equipped and conduct patient reviews to gauge customer satisfaction. You can study all of this information free of charge, along with site photographs, on our website to help you make an informed choice.

How long does a hip replacement procedure take and what is involved?

During the surgery, a small incision is made in the hip that enables the damaged joint to be replaced with a prosthetic hip. You can have either the acetabulum (which is the hip socket) or the femoral head (which is the upper end of the thigh bone) substituted. If the damage is particularly severe, it is possible that you could have both the hip socket and thigh bone replaced during the operation.

The whole procedure takes somewhere between one and two hours to perform, depending on which bones you are having replaced, and is usually performed under a general anesthetic. In some instances an epidural may be utilized to numb the whole of the lower body. The patient will remain awake for the surgery but will not feel any pain throughout the operation.

What is the recovery time for a hip replacement procedure?

They key to a speedy recovery is getting active as quickly as possible after surgery. This will help you to regain full functionality from your new hip. Everybody is different however, and whilst some patients can get a degree of mobility on the same day as their surgery, others may take a little longer. Either way, you will have swelling, pain, stiffness and discomfort that may reach all the way down your leg and into your foot.

You should be prepared to stay in hospital for up to four days after the operation whilst you undergo physiotherapy, and when you are discharged you will be given an appropriate walking aid such as a walker or some crutches. You should find that you will be able to undertake your normal activities within 2-3 months, but can take up to 12 months for you to receive the full benefits of your new hip.

What is the cost of a hip replacement in Mexico City?

You should be able to get your hip replacement at least 50% cheaper in Mexico City compared to the United States, where you would expect to pay in the region of US $19,050 (AUD $25,0000, CAD $25,100, GBP £15,000 or Euros 17,000).

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This article is meant for information purposes only and is not intended to be medical advice or instructions for medical diagnosis or treatment. Please consult with your doctor or a qualified medical professional before starting or changing medical treatment.

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