Total knee replacement also known as total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is one of the most common orthopedic surgery treatment in which severely damaged by diseased knee replaced with artificial joint (prosthesis) made of titanium and polyethylene. Depending on the patients health status the prothesis can be fiexed directly to the bone or by using bone cement. Sometimes surgeons use both methods if required.
Total knee replacement usually performs to the adult patients at any age however it is usually performes to patients between 60 to 80 years old. Patients are good candidates for the surgery who are suffering from osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, posttraumatic arthritis. These diseases can cause destruction of cartilage and damage to the other parts of the knee joint. Such damages leads to severe pain, difficulty with mobility, limit the abilability to sit, stand, walk and carry objects. The goals of the surgery are pain relief, improved function, mobility and quality of life.
There are various types of surgical techniques and prostheses. During the consultation to determine the most appropriate surgical options for the patient’s individual situation, our surgeon will provide the detailed informations about the planned operation and post-operative care and the recovery process.
- The following are the surgical procedures that our surgeons perform:
- Total knee replacement: both sides of the knee joint are replaced
- Partial knee replacement: only one side of the knee joint
- Revision knee replacement
We have an excellent knowledge of the health sector in Turkey. In order to guarantee that our patients get reliable and effective medical care we are carefully selecting best doctors and top hospitals to be part of our exclusive network. Our partnership with Turkey’s leading hospitals and world renowed orthopedic surgeons enables us to provide our patients with coordinated multi-disciplinary care, high quality clinical outcomes, access to leading edge technology and clinical trials, cost-efficient care, outstanding patient experience, research and innovation, and a holistic approach to patient care.Surgeons in our exclusive network are among the Turkey’s most successful providers of joint replacement surgeries. They have had between 20 – 30 years experience in their field and have been at the forefront of utilizing the latest minimally invasive surgical options for joint replacement surgeries. Minimally invasive surgical technique is less invasive than open surgery, reducing the risk of infection, minimizing scarring and patients recover from surgery more quickly.
Turkey is world renowned for providing best surgical procedures and medical care for international patients. Turkey is among the top 10 medical tourism destinations in the world. Many hospitals in Turkey are accredited by Joint Commission International (JCI). In Turkey, patients receive advanced treatment with cutting-edge technology from high qualified medical staff. Patients generally save 50% to 70% in healthcare cost in Turkey compared to the cost of similar services in Europe and United States.
We are providing our patients with the same level of compassionate service we would wish for ourselves and for our loved ones.