Ankle Fusion in Thailand

Quick Overview

Ankle fusion, also known as ankle arthrodesis, is a surgical procedure that joins the bones of the ankle into a single piece. It is designed to reduce pain and improve stability for patients with severe arthritis or injury. Thailand is a popular destination for this procedure, offering top-notch medical services, experienced doctors, and affordable prices.

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Thailand

$4,000 - $6,000

United States

$20,000 - $30,000

Australia

$10,000 - $15,000

Mexico

$6,000 - $10,000

Turkey

$5,000 - $8,000

Please note that the prices provided are estimations and may vary based on various factors. Additionally, these prices do not include flights or accommodation.

All prices are in USD.

Understanding Ankle Fusion

Ankle fusion is usually recommended for patients with severe ankle arthritis, where conservative treatments have failed. The surgery aims to relieve pain by removing the worn-out joint and fusing the bones together. This does limit the ankle's range of motion, but it also stabilizes the joint and alleviates pain. Patients need to be aware that the recovery process can be long and require a commitment to rehabilitation.

Preparing for Ankle Fusion

Preparation for an ankle fusion procedure involves a comprehensive health assessment, including medical history review and imaging studies. Patients are usually advised to cease taking certain medications prior to surgery and to arrange for assistance at home during the initial recovery phase.

Ankle Fusion Procedure

During an ankle fusion, the surgeon removes the damaged joint surfaces and positions the bones to be fused together. Screws, plates, or rods are used to hold the bones in place while they heal. The surgery can be performed through open surgery or a minimally invasive technique known as arthroscopy.

Ankle Fusion Recovery

Following surgery, the patient's foot and ankle will be immobilized in a cast or boot to protect the area and promote healing. Physical therapy will typically be part of the recovery process to help regain strength and mobility. Full recovery can take several months, and weight-bearing activities are typically restricted for a significant portion of that period.

The Costs of Ankle Fusion

The cost of an ankle fusion in Thailand varies but typically ranges from $4,000 to $6,000. Keep in mind, this doesn't include travel and accommodation expenses. The final cost will also depend on the specific medical facility and the details of the procedure.

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Locations

Best Hospitals for Ankle Fusion in Thailand

MedPark Hospital
MedPark Hospital

MedPark Hospital is a state-of-the-art healthcare facility that opened in 2020. With a spacious 90,000 square meter building and over 30 departments, the hospital is equipped to handle a wide range of patient needs. It has 550 beds for inpatients and 300 examination rooms, all outfitted with advanced medical equipment to provide the highest quality of care.

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Bangkok Hospital
Bangkok Hospital

Bangkok Hospital was one of Thailand's first private hospitals when it was opened in 1972. It has since grown to one of the most well-known hospital networks in the Asia-Pacific area and is a popular destination for both Thais and foreigners for its medical services. Bangkok Hospital has 53 locations across Thailand of which 14 have JCI accreditation.

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Bumrungrad International Hospital
Bumrungrad International Hospital

Bumrungrad was founded in 1980 and is Southeast Asia's largest private hospital. It is one of the world's most popular medical tourism destinations, treating over 1.1 million patients annually of which many are overseas patients. Bumrungrad was the first hospital in Asia to receive JCI accreditation and has since received awards from numerous other agencies for its medical services.

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Common Questions

How much does an ankle fusion cost in Thailand?

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The cost of an ankle fusion in Thailand can vary, but it generally ranges from $4,000 to $6,000.

What is the recovery time after an ankle fusion?

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Recovery after an ankle fusion can take several months, during which weight-bearing activities are often restricted.

When can I fly back home after undergoing an ankle fusion in Thailand?

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Generally, patients can fly 2-3 weeks after surgery, but this depends on individual recovery and should be confirmed with the surgeon.

How long should I plan to stay in Thailand for an ankle fusion?

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It is advisable to plan a stay of at least 2-3 weeks in Thailand to allow for consultation, surgery, and follow-up appointments.

Is it safe to do Ankle Fusion in Thailand?

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Thailand has some of the best hospitals and medical facilities in the world, with highly skilled doctors and state-of-the-art technology. These facilities are accredited by international organizations, such as the Joint Commission International, ensuring that they meet global healthcare standards. Moreover, Thailand has a reputation for providing high-quality medical treatments at a much lower cost compared to many developed countries.

Of course, every medical procedure has some inherent risks, regardless of the country where it is performed. However, you can be confident that the medical facilities in Thailand are well-equipped to handle any complications that may arise during or after the procedure.

Konkai only works with accredited facilities to ensure that our clients receive safe, effective, and reliable medical care. We have done extensive research and vetting to ensure that the hospitals and clinics we work with provide the highest quality of care and meet the same standards as medical facilities in developed countries. We prioritize your well-being and only recommend medical facilities that we would trust to provide care to our own loved ones. So rest assured, when you choose Konkai for your medical tourism needs in Thailand, you can expect the best in terms of both quality and safety.

Does my insurance cover Ankle Fusion in Thailand?

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Whether medical insurance covers Ankle Fusion in Thailand or not depends on the individual policy. Some policies cover the procedure, while others may not. It's important to check with your insurance provider to find out if Ankle Fusion is covered and if there are any restrictions or limitations on coverage for medical procedures performed outside of your home country.

Some policies may require pre-authorization or pre-approval for medical procedures performed outside of your home country. If Ankle Fusion is not covered under your policy, you may want to consider other financing options such as medical tourism financing companies or personal loans.

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