Joint replacement surgery in Goa and Kerala is done at low cost without compromising the quality of the treatment which is beneficial for abroad patients. India is becoming a prime destination for medical tourism cost of the treatment here in India is very low and the quality of treatment is much better in comparison with that in U.S. and U.K. with efficient results. Goa and Kerala is already world famous as a tourist destination but now its gaining a repute as a medical tourism destination as patients can relax post treatment and can turn their medical tour into a holiday tour. Many international patients come to India for Joint replacement surgery in Goa and Kerala at low cost as the orthopedic surgeons who perform joint replacement surgery are skilled super specialist and have many years of experience.
What is Joint Replacement Surgery?
Joint replacement surgery is removing a damaged joint and putting in a new one. A joint is where two or more bones come together, like the knee, hip, and shoulder. The surgery is usually done by a doctor called an orthopaedic (pronounced or-tho-PEE-dik) surgeon. Sometimes, the surgeon will not remove the whole joint, but will only replace or fix the damaged parts.
The doctor may suggest a joint replacement to improve how you live. Replacing a joint can relieve pain and help you move and feel better. Hips and knees are replaced most often. Other joints that can be replaced include the shoulders, fingers, ankles, and elbows.
Who needs Joint Replacement Surgery?
A Joint replacement surgery is essential in individuals suffering from a painful disabling arthritis pain which persists in spite of medical treatment. The procedure is, therefore, indicated for painful arthritic joints with or without deformity - in-patients suffering from rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, traumatic arthritis and certain other non-septic arthritis.
What Happens During Joint Replacement Surgery?
For joint replacement surgery, the surgical team will give you medicine so you won’t feel pain (anesthesia). The medicine may block the pain only in one part of the body (regional), or it may put your whole body to sleep (general). The team will then replace the damaged joint with prosthesis.
Each surgery is different. How long it takes depends on how badly the joint is damaged and how the surgery is done. To replace a knee or a hip takes about 2 hours or less, unless there are complicating factors. After surgery, you will be moved to a recovery room for 1 to 2 hours until you are fully awake or the numbness goes away.
What Happens After Joint Replacement Surgery?
With knee or hip joint replacement surgery, you may be able to go home in 3 to 5 days. If you are elderly or have additional disabilities, you may then need to spend several weeks in an intermediate-care facility before going home. You and your team of doctors will determine how long you stay in the hospital.
After hip or knee joint replacement surgery, you will often stand or begin walking the day of surgery. At first, you will walk with a walker or crutches. You may have some temporary pain in the new joint because your muscles are weak from not being used. Also, your body is healing. The pain can be helped with medicines and should end in a few weeks or months.
Why Goa and Kerala?
Joint replacement surgery in Goa and Kerala is preferred by many international patients who look for low cost treatment abroad with better results. Indian medical tourism is dedicated to provide the best services to its international patients as it understand that they deserve it. Orthopedic hospitals in Kerala and Goa are world class and equipped with the latest technical gadgets and have expert surgeons and medical staff. Orthopedic surgeons in Goa and Kerala are trained in countries like Japan, U.S and know how to deal with international patients.
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