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Total Knee Replacement Surgery in India – A Snapshot

What is Total Knee Replacement ?

A total knee replacement is a surgical procedure whereby the diseased knee joint is replaced with artificial material.

The knee is a hinge joint that provides motion at the point where the thigh meets the lower leg. The thighbone (or femur) abuts the large bone of the lower leg (tibia) at the knee.

During a total knee replacement, the end of the femur bone is removed and replaced with a metal shell. The end of the lower leg bone (tibia) is also removed and replaced with a channeled plastic piece with a metal stem.

Depending on the condition of the kneecap portion of the knee joint, a plastic “button” may also be added under the kneecap surface. The artificial components of a total knee replacement are referred to as the prosthesis point.

The posterior cruciate ligament is a tissue that normally stabilizes each side of the knee joint so that the lower leg cannot slide backward in relation to the thighbone.

In total knee replacement surgery, this ligament is either retained, sacrificed, or substituted by a polyethylene post. Each of these various designs of total knee replacement has its own particular benefits and risks.

Why to have the procedure in India ?

India is known to be the best place for orthopaedic surgeries. All the top multi-specialty hospitals in India have the capability to perform this procedure. The success rate of the procedure is around 95%. Secondly, this procedure in India costs about 10-20% of the cost in a developed economy.

What is the cost of the procedure in India and how long is the stay ?

Total Knee Replacement – Unilateral or Single costs about $4,600 in top hospitals in India and starts at around $4,000 in other good hospitals. It costs about $7,500 for bilateral or double total knee replacement surgery at top hospitals in India. Depending on condition, patient spends around 4-5 days in the hospital and approximately 9-11 days outside hospital in India for healing and getting ready to fly back to their country. The overall stay in India would be around 13-16 days. The overall estimate for the stay with treatment, accommodation, food etc can be found here.

How will contactcure help you ?

We provide a comprehensive website platform, a one stop solution, for patients & their family/friends to research about the treatment procedures, their estimates, best hospitals & best doctors in India.

The website users can enquire about treatment, manage their profile & medical records, book online video/audio appointments with doctors, compare & choose from multiple treatment quotes, manage services they require from us, manage post treatment remote appointments and refer & earn.

We are side by side the patient right from the first contact through website or phone until the patient reaches back to his country after treatment and post treatment follow ups. Our services include the following-

  • Detailed evaluation of patients’ case from multiple specialist Doctors;
  • Providing quotes from multiple hospitals & help select best possible doctor/hospital;
  • Medical Visa & Flight ticket Assistance, Priority admission to hospital & appointment with chosen doctor;
  • 24/7 Local Assistance in India with services like daily follow ups, local SIM, currency exchange, language Interpreter, accommodation and Local travel & food;
  • Assistance in resolving issues with the hospital bill in case of issues;
  • Post-treatment rehab/ physiotherapy;
  • Assistance in domestic sightseeing and planning and
  • Post treatment follow-ups with doctor

How much contactcure charge for its services ?

We do not charge anything for our assistance and services to the patient. The hospital where the patient undergoes the treatment pay us from their sales and marketing budget.

If hospitals pay contactcure, does patient bill increase to accommodate contactcure payment ?

The patient’s hospital bill does not increase. The hospital will give the patient the same quote in case patient approaches the hospital without any medical tourism facilitator like contactcure.

This is because of the fact that all hospitals have sales and marketing budget for international and domestic patients which is intrinsically a part of the hospital quote/bill.

Contactcure will act as your advocate in a foreign country at every step of your cure process.

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