Knee replacement surgery information and locations in Mexico

A knee replacement surgery consists on replacing a damaged bone in the knee with artificial materials compatible with your body, which are typically made of metal and plastic. Candidates for this procedure are patients who experience difficulty walking and climbing stairs, resting pain and swelling.
Our doctors will make an incision on the knee, just removing the damaged surfaces of the joint, and replacing them with the prosthesis, which usually consists of three components. Doctors may choose general anesthesia or to just numb the knee, depending on the needs on the patient. Patients usually stay at the hospital between one or three days, and a full recovery might happen between three to six weeks, and might require exercise to strengthen the knee.
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Knee replacement
Procedure: 90 min.
Hospital stay: 1 - 2 hrs.
Cleared to fly: 10 - 14 days
After surgery
Out of town patients’ follow-ups are scheduled with the orthopedic surgeon after 10 - 15 days of knee replacement surgery. Patients are clear for flying after 10 - 14 days from knee replacement surgery.
Note: Follow-ups can be arranged as face-to-face or virtually. If needed, you can go to your primary care physician to remove sutures or get medication adjustments.
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Knee replacement surgery frequent questions

Get answers to our most frequently asked questions and what to expect after the surgery.
How long are rehabilitation and recovery?
Remember that every patient is different; healing times may vary. Generally, you will be able to walk on crutches about two weeks after surgery, gradually returning to your daily activities until a full recovery after six weeks.
How do I prepare my home for recovery?
Your home should be clear of any obstructions, such as power cords, furniture and other falling hazards. If your house has multiple floors, make sure to prepare a bed on the lowest floor so you can avoid stairs.
When can I shower?
If there is no drainage from the incision, you may shower three days after surgery without protection. If there is drainage, keep it dried while in the shower.
When will my stitches be removed?
Surgeons may close the incision with either staples or stitches. Staples and non-dissolvable stitches usually need to be removed after two weeks. If the doctor used dissolvable stitches, these will fall off on their own.
Is there an age limit for a knee replacement surgery?
Age does not tend to be a deciding factor as long as you have a reasonably healthy lifestyle. We suggest consulting our top orthopedists to find out what is your body’s ability to withstand surgery.
Will my activities be different after surgery?
Low-impact activities are recommended over high-impact ones, such as walking, golfing, swimming or bowling. High-impact activities are at a higher risk of causing complications on the new joint. Try avoiding sports that require running or jumping.
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Kurt Schaefer on December 16, 2021
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Disclaimer: This information does not reflect the medical advice from our clinics. All cases are different and this treatment may not suit you. Always refer to a medical professional with the certification and experience. All of our physicians are fully qualified to perform these procedures. For more information and diagnosis contact one of our top specialized clinics.

In all medical procedures, there are chances of complications, the specialist will provide you detailed information about the risks of the procedure, talk to the specialist directly.