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Why Indonesians Travel to SEA for Thigh Fracture Treatment

The term fracture refers to a broken bone. When the thighbone (femur) is broken usually due to an accident or sudden forceful impact, medical attention is always required. Although minor fractures are treated using conservative methods, serious cases where the bone is displaced or crushed, typically require surgical intervention. The surgery is often followed by physical therapy to help patients regain strength and function as soon as possible.

If you are from Indonesia and considering getting treatment abroad for a thigh fracture, you do not need to look too far – you can take advantage of international standards of care offered in your neighbouring countries such as Singapore, Thailand, and Malaysia. These countries feature a long list of world-class hospitals with state-of-the-art surgical facilities equipped with technologically advanced diagnostics and therapeutic equipment. They are also homes to some of the world’s most talented surgeons who are either locals trained in Western countries or doctors from the West who have moved to Southeast Asia to take advantage of the region’s more laid back lifestyle and lower cost of living.

Just like in Western countries, Southeast Asia also uses advanced methods and techniques in the treatment of thigh fractures. From imaging to the actual surgical procedure, surgeons in the region use cutting-edge technologies – the same ones used by their Western counterparts. As for the techniques used, the procedure can be performed using minimally invasive methods allowing you to recover much sooner.

Depending on your preferences and resources, you can choose from thousands of hospitals in Southeast Asia where the procedure can be performed. However, for enhanced patient care and improved treatment outcomes, Joint Commission International (JCI) accredited medical facilities are highly recommended. These include Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital (Singapore), Subang Jaya Medical Centre (Malaysia), and Vejthani Hospital (Thailand), among others. With their JCI accreditation, you are assured that they have the needed surgical expertise, experience, and advanced tools, equipment, and facilities to deliver international standards of care.

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