Knee Replacement in Turkey

Walk Tall, Walk Strong: Knee Replacement for a Better You

What is Knee Replacement?

Knee replacement surgery is a special surface coating process of a damaged or worn knee joint consisting of alloy metals and plastic implants. The purpose of this surgery is for people with knee joint disorders. The knee replacement replaces the damaged part of the knee joint and aims to allow the patient to move their legs comfortably.

This surgery is applied to patients with joint wear. There are certain reasons for knee replacement surgery. These include osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and trauma, i.e., severe injury to the knee, wear, or knee joint tumors. This surgery, which has been applied in the medical field for a long time, is also a procedure with an extremely high success rate in Turkey.

Knee Replacement Methods

Knee replacement surgery is divided into two. These are:

  • Total Knee Replacement: Total knee replacement is the name given to the process of replacing all parts of the knee joint. All surfaces of the knee joint are covered with plastic and metal prostheses.
  •  Partial Knee Replacement: Partial knee replacement replaces part of the damaged knee joint, not all of it. Only the damaged part is removed and replaced with a metal and plastic prosthesis.

Knee Replacement Cost in Turkey

Erdem Hospital offers high-level service under the most favorable conditions. With an online free consultation, the price is determined after the treatment recommended by our doctors. Our prices are offered in all-inclusive packages. All services mentioned below will be included in the price.

  • Free consultation
  • All accommodation in a 5-star hotel
  • Pre/post-operative testing
  • Cost for laboratory
  • Medication and Equipment
  • All round VIP transfer
  • 7/24 Support
  • Assistants speak English

Before Knee Replacement Surgery

When you go to the doctor with a complaint of severe knee pain, if the doctor decides that you need knee replacement surgery, there will be some situations to pay attention to before surgery.

- You should definitely inform your doctor about any health problems.

- If you smoke, you should quit smoking. It slows down blood flow and you will recover later than you expect.

- You should not consume alcohol.

- You should not consume medicines that are not useful for the operation. Your doctor will tell you which medicines you should and should not take.

- It is important that you follow all the instructions your doctor tells you.

Before the operation, your doctor and the medical team will conduct some tests and a preliminary examination. Your doctor may request tests such as blood tests, electrocardiogram, stress tests, X-ray, and urine tests. According to the results, it is understood whether you are suitable for surgery.

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After Knee Replacement Surgery

The recovery period may vary according to the surgical procedure performed. However, the complete recovery period of a knee replacement surgery is approximately six to twelve months. However, this does not mean that the patient will not be able to stand up for six months. Between six and twelve months, the patient will be able to do all activities. Nevertheless, the doctor will give the most accurate answer.

Six to seven weeks after the operation, the patient can walk with the help of a crutch. It is enough not to move the knee for a few weeks after the operation. For a fast recovery process, all medications given to the patient should be used, and if there is a physiotherapy process after the surgery, the patient should follow this process and listen to the doctor's instructions.

What are the advantages of Knee Replacement Surgery?

Knee replacement surgery has many advantages. Our knees are our most valuable joints that help us to walk and stand steadily. Thanks to knee replacement surgery, pain is reduced, and the patient can perform daily activities comfortably. This surgery increases the mobility in the knee, the person does not have any problems and does not feel pain when sitting up and down or going up and down stairs. Knee replacement surgery is permanent, so it is possible to get rid of these problems for life.

Knee Replacement Process

Anesthesia

General

Duration of treatment

2 Hours

Stay in Istanbul

1 Week

Socially acceptable

2 Month

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Knee Replacement in Turkey FAQ

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As a result of the tests to be performed during the examination, it is understood whether the person is suitable for this surgery. However, people who experience severe knee pain, and people who do not have any health problems may be suitable for this surgery.

Like every surgery, knee replacement surgery has risks. The important thing is whether the instructions are followed. The patient should be treated in a hygienic hospital environment. She/he should not smoke, take alcohol, medication, etc.

It generally takes 1-2 hours, but it may vary depending on the type of surgery and the patient's health status.

You can start normally walking 6-7 weeks after the operation.

This can of course vary, but according to research, it functions for 15-20 years.

It cannot last immediately after the surgery, but it can last after a certain period. Your doctor will tell you when this time is.

This spreads over the process. You cannot move your knee for the first few weeks, but then you will move it. Within 3-4 months, you can be able to manage your daily work.

Physiotherapy plays a significant role in the recovery of the patient after surgery, it is a useful treatment method. It strengthens your knees and increases endurance. If the doctor recommends physiotherapy, it is a mandatory treatment method.

When you agree with a hospital in Turkey, the authorized personnel will inform you when you should go. However, considering the preliminary examinations and tests that need to be done before the surgery, it would be logical for you to go to Turkey a week in advance.

If necessary, he/she should stay. After this surgery, patients usually stay in the hospital for one night, but some are discharged on the same day. It depends entirely on the health condition.

Knee replacement is not a simple surgery. If the patient has gone to Turkey from another country for surgery, she or he should spend a few weeks in Turkey. In case of any complications that may occur after the surgery, it is of significant importance to be able to contact the doctor and the hospital.

You are not allowed to do sports immediately after the surgery, but this surgery does not prevent you from doing sports throughout your life. You can do sports that will not tire your knee a few months after the operation, but you must first get permission from your doctor and physiotherapist.