Why Travel to Southeast Asia for Hip Revision Surgery

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Why Travel to Southeast Asia for Hip Revision Surgery

Total hip replacement is an orthopaedic surgical procedure that replaces arthritic or damaged joint with an artificial joint or prosthesis. If these prostheses get infected or malfunction for any reason, they are replaced through a procedure called hip revision surgery.

When compared to the primary hip replacement surgery, hip revision surgery is substantially more complicated. It usually takes an average of three hours and involves preparing the bone for the new implant, bone grafting, and the replacement of new prosthesis.

As the procedure carries some degree of risk for complications (including but not limited to pulmonary embolism, nerve palsy, infection, heart attack, and stroke), it is crucial that it is performed only by an experienced orthopaedic surgeon with advanced surgical skills, years of experience, and proven track record. It must also be performed in a hospital that has advanced imaging facilities and dedicated operating theatre that is fully equipped with high-precision surgical technology.

Patients from Indonesia can find such in their neighbouring countries such as Thailand, Singapore, and Malaysia. These countries are home to some of the world’s best orthopaedic surgeons who are either working or affiliated with premier hospitals that are accredited by the Joint Commission International (JCI) and International Standards Organisation (ISO). Owing to the fact that these hospitals are fully equipped with advanced orthopaedic technology and specially designed surgical instruments, the procedure can be performed using minimally invasive methods, which result in quicker, less painful recovery and less damage to soft tissues.

Going to Southeast Asian countries to take advantage of orthopaedic care that meets international standards is your best option when you’re considering having the procedure done outside Indonesia. Compared to Western countries, the cost of total hip replacement in Southeast Asia is up to 75% cheaper.

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