Orthopedic surgeries comprise all the surgical interventions which have to do something with joints in the body, be they knee joints, elbow joints, hip joints, or any other. As such, they are usually necessary so that the patient can continue their life in a normal fashion. However, more often than not, these procedures are not covered by insurance. Instead, the patients have to search for the best deal as a way to get the necessary operation and not pay ridiculous amounts of money. Because of this, a lot of these patients turn towards foreign countries as a way to save money.
Knowing this, we have decided to compile a list of our more monetary favorable destinations where you can get a quality orthopedic service without paying too much. It should be noted, however, that a low price does not guarantee a service of the finest quality. You should look for other factors, aside from the price, when you decide on a clinic and a surgeon who will conduct the surgery; factors like experience, quality of the facilities, and the doctor’s knowledge should be the primary things you should look at. Only then should you see what the price is.
Orthopedic surgeries are all surgeries which are somehow connected to joints and bones in the body. The orthopedic field of medicine deals with such problems as the wear-and-tear injuries of the joints, sports injuries of bones, muscles, joints and nerves, and other types of damages to these parts of the body.
The types of surgeries depend on the type of the injury, and some surgeries can be laparoscopic (or minimally-invasive), while other demand an open surgery in order to accomplish the best results. In some cases, the joint has to be completely replaced by a mechanical one, while other types of injuries require stem cells to be used as a supplement. Like it was said, it all depends on the type of injury.
The costs of these surgeries differ greatly across the world for the simple reason of different overhead costs. This includes the costs of equipping the clinic and upgrading the equipment, the cost of paying the staff their salaries, and, of course, paying rent which is higher the more developed the country is.
When looking at the prices available on Placidway, we can come to some conclusions. The prices for orthopedic procedures range greatly, starting from $486 for an Arthroscopy in Poland, to an ACL repair surgery in the USA which costs $144,950. The average price for an orthopedic surgery on Placidway is around $8,000. This is the price that we recommend looking for, as it will ensure that you do not spend too much money, while at the same time getting the quality procedure that you need in order to continue to have a healthy life. However, this is just our advice and you are free to do with it as you please.
Since there are different types of joints, bones and muscles, there are different types of orthopedic procedures. Some procedures are, however, more common, as the injuries they treat are more common, as well. These procedures are:
Polish doctors and surgeons have seen massive improvement in their expertise and knowledge when their country has entered the European Union. This has allowed them to join various study programs abroad and enabled them access to new technologies and practices which they were more than eager to bring and apply in their own country. This, coupled with great investments in the medical infrastructure, has brought Poland on the medical tourism map with a large number of patients flocking each year to have orthopedic surgeries there. The average price of an orthopedic procedure in Poland is $4,971. The cheapest procedure is Arthroscopy, which costs $486, while the most expensive is $21,220, which is a knee surgery procedure.
India is a place of many wonders, but one of their biggest wonders was their improvement in the medical field over the past two decades. With careful planning and decisive actions, they have managed to get their country among the top ones when it comes to medical prowess and professionalism. If you wish to have an orthopedic procedure in India, the average price you would have to pay is $5,407. The most expensive procedure is priced at $24,116 for a Hip Replacement Surgery, while the cheapest procedure is a Meniscus Repair, and it costs $1,125.
Italy has been one of the leading countries when it comes to orthopedic procedures for a few decades now. Their long-term membership in the EU, as well as their good economic standing has allowed them to have access to the latest developments in the field and lead the progress in some areas. It is beyond a doubt that any orthopedic procedure done in Italy will be bad, however, their prices reflect that. The average price for an orthopedic surgery in Italy is $11,042. The most expensive is the hip replacement surgery, which costs $24,259, while the least expensive is a carpal tunnel surgery, which starts at $1,280.
Moldova is a relatively small country, but like most Eastern European countries, their medicine is well-developed and the medical staff there is highly knowledgeable. You can be sure that you will get really good treatment here, while still paying prices that are well below Western standards. The average price for an orthopedic procedure in Moldova is $2,243. There is little difference between the most expensive and the least expensive procedure, the latter being a Bunionectomy at $1,282, and the former a knee surgery at $2,795.
Mexico, as we have already said before, is a go-to country for the people from the United States because it offers similar expertise (even the same with US doctors working across the border) at much lower prices than in the US. Given its proximity to the US, it is no wonder that many people visit this country for problems with hips, knees, and elbows every year. The average cost of orthopedic procedures in Mexico is $8,094. The most expensive procedure is a hip replacement surgery, which costs $16,000, while the least expensive is a trigger finger surgery, at $1,500.
When looking for an orthopedic surgery abroad, most people will look first to see the price-tag and decide on a clinic simply because they will pay less at one clinic compared to the rest. While we understand that saving money is of great concern to everyone in this day and age, we still recommend that the price shouldn’t be the deciding factor when settling on a clinic where the surgery will be performed. The only factor that should be considered in this case is the surgeon who will perform the procedure. One bad move by a surgeon, and you could be left with a bad joint which will haunt you for the rest of your life (or force you to spend more money on fixing the mistake). For this reason, it is always important to ask the proper questions before deciding and to see to all the factors which are relevant for choosing an orthopedic surgeon.
If you wish to find out more about orthopedic procedures around the world, or you wish to know more about doctors, clinics, prices, and packages, feel free to contact us and/or get a free quote for your preferred procedure.
PlacidWay 2017-11-15 Articles/Press Releases