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Mechanical Complications of Internal Orthopaedic Devices

Internal orthopaedic devices are materials used to correct certain conditions affecting the musculoskeletal system. They are often made of metal, ceramic, and plastics. Patients with these devices face the risk of experiencing various potential complications associated with their use, including mechanical complications arising from device failure.

The management of these mechanical complications requires a variety of techniques depending on the specific complication, its cause, severity, and location. However, although largely successful and effective, many patients find it difficult to receive proper, high-quality treatment because of its high cost, especially when patients have to travel just to gain access to it. The placement of internal orthopaedic devices usually costs a lot, so the need to manage a mechanical complication doubles the expense. Thankfully, patients can now have their internal orthopaedic devices repaired in Southeast Asia where the regular costs of surgery are as much as 75% lower compared to what is being charged in the US and Europe.

This has led to an undeniable boom in Southeast Asia’s medical tourism market. This growth is propelled not only by the lower healthcare costs in the region but also the superior quality healthcare it offers. The quality of healthcare in Southeast Asia’s emerging countries, such as Thailand and Malaysia, has greatly improved thanks to the efforts of their highly qualified, internationally trained medical professionals. Backed by their training and education obtained from revered medical institutes in developed countries in the West, Southeast Asia’s orthopaedic specialists excel in delivering world-class healthcare. They are also well-versed with the latest and most advanced treatment options available in the market. Their skills are further complemented by the region’s top-notch medical facilities and state-of-the-art technology. Many of these facilities are accredited by the Joint Commission International (JCI) and International Standards Organisation (ISO).

On top of these advantages, Southeast Asia’s medical tourism industry offers several other key benefits to medical tourists. The region’s top hospitals are the best destinations for minimally invasive treatment procedures with shorter recovery periods. And with the region’s robust medical infrastructure, patients do not have to endure long waiting periods before receiving treatment.

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