Knee Osteotomy in Thailand

Knee osteotomy is a surgical procedure designed to shift weight from an area of the knee damaged by arthritis to a healthier part of the knee. It is an excellent option for younger, active patients who wish to delay the need for knee replacement surgery. Choosing to undergo knee osteotomy in Thailand allows patients to benefit from the country's advanced healthcare system, experienced surgeons, and attractive recovery environments.

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$7,000 - $10,000

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

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Understanding Knee Osteotomy

Knee osteotomy involves reshaping the bones to relieve arthritis symptoms. It's mainly recommended for younger patients with arthritis in just one part of the knee. During the procedure, the surgeon removes or adds a wedge of bone to the tibia (shin bone) or femur (thigh bone), which helps shift the body weight away from the damaged part of the knee. While knee osteotomy can provide substantial relief from symptoms, patients must understand that it may eventually need to be followed up with a knee replacement as they grow older or if arthritis progresses.

Preparing for Knee Osteotomy

Preparation for a knee osteotomy typically involves a comprehensive health assessment, including X-rays and other imaging studies. Patients may need to stop taking certain medications and follow specific dietary guidelines before surgery. Physical therapy exercises might be recommended to strengthen the muscles around the knee and improve surgical outcomes.

The Procedure

During the knee osteotomy procedure, the surgeon removes or adds a wedge of bone either below or above the knee joint. The procedure realigns the knee, reducing pain and improving function. This surgery is performed under general anesthesia and typically takes 1-2 hours.

Knee Osteotomy Recovery

Recovery from a knee osteotomy requires time and patience. Immediately after the procedure, the knee is typically immobilized with a brace. Physical therapy is a crucial part of recovery, helping to restore strength and mobility to the knee. Most patients can expect to return to most normal activities within 3 to 6 months. However, high-impact activities may need to be limited even after recovery.

The Costs of Knee Osteotomy

The cost of knee osteotomy in Thailand varies, but it is generally more affordable than in countries like the United States or Australia. On average, patients can expect to pay between $7,000 and $10,000, although prices can vary depending on the hospital and surgeon. Remember, these costs do not include travel and accommodation expenses.

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Best Hospitals for Knee Osteotomy 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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Samitivej Hospital
Samitivej Hospital

Samitiviej Hospital is a renowned healthcare institution in Thailand that is known for its exceptional medical services and advanced facilities. It has multiple hospitals, including a children's hospital, and treats many international patients. Samitiviej has received numerous awards and accolades, including JCI accreditation, and is a popular choice for top-quality medical care.

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Common Questions

How much does knee osteotomy cost in Thailand?

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The cost of knee osteotomy in Thailand typically ranges from $7,000 to $10,000, but this can vary depending on the specific hospital and surgeon.

What is the recovery time after knee osteotomy?

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Most patients can return to normal activities within 3 to 6 months after a knee osteotomy. However, high-impact activities may need to be limited even after recovery.

When can I fly back home after undergoing knee osteotomy in Thailand?

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Flying after a major surgical procedure like knee osteotomy should ideally be delayed by at least 7-10 days post-operation to minimize the risk of deep vein thrombosis (blood clots). However, the exact timing should be decided in consultation with the surgeon.

How long should I plan to stay in Thailand for knee osteotomy?

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For a knee osteotomy, patients should plan to stay in Thailand for at least 2 weeks. This allows sufficient time for pre-operative consultation, the surgery itself, and the initial recovery period.

Is it safe to do Knee Osteotomy 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.

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.

Does my insurance cover Knee Osteotomy in Thailand?

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Whether medical insurance covers Knee Osteotomy 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 Knee Osteotomy 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.

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