Osteoarthritis, which is one of the most common forms of arthritis, affects millions of people in Indonesia. The condition develops primarily due to the breakdown of the protective cartilage at the end of the bones which main function is to cushion the joints. This leads to several symptoms including pain, stiffness, and in severe cases, loss of joint movement. Although the condition can damage any joint in the body, it is most common in the spine, hips, knees, and hands.
Treatment for Osteoarthritis starts with a diagnosis where the doctor closely examines the affected joint through a physical exam and various imaging and lab tests including X-rays and MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging). Treatment for Osteoarthritis ranges from taking nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs to joint replacement surgery or arthroplasty.
If you’re from Indonesia and wish to receive world-class diagnosis and treatment that is comparable to western countries but not as expensive, your best option is traveling to Singapore where a comprehensive Osteoarthritis treatment is up to 75% cheaper when compared to the United States or Europe. Majority of Osteoarthritis specialists in Singapore have received their training in some of the most respectable medical institutions in the west and have access to state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment, ensuring you of internationally accepted standards of medical care without spending a fortune.