Advantages of Hip Resurfacing Surgery
|Posted by: dannymohyal on May 28th, 2009||no responses.|
Hip resurfacing surgery—a lesser invasive alternative to total hip replacement—is considered the better option for young patients of hip arthritis. Although the clear advantages of hip resurfacing over hip replacement haven’t been proven by any study, it is believed that since this allows more preservation of the natural bone, it will bring better results.
Hip resurfacing involves replacement of the articulating surfaces of an individual’s hip joint. A metal cap (usually made of cobalt-chromium) is placed over the head of femur (the thigh bone) and is articulated with a metal cup that is placed in the pelvic socket.
Unlike in hip replacement, the femur head is not removed in hip resurfacing surgery and the intermedullary canal is not penetrated. Being more conservative of the natural tissues, the hip replacement surgery is generally considered better.
The placement of the hollow metal cap over femur’s head also makes it larger in size and consequently, less prone to dislocation. Since the natural femoral neck is retained, there are fewer chances of surgeon-induced discrepancies in bone length, which can happen in total hip replacement.
Also, the presence of more original bone allows for ease of operation in case a revision surgery is required.
Despite the said advantages over hip replacement, hip resurfacing has its critics who argue that metal wear may lead to later complications. Loosening of the joint under aseptic conditions and femoral neck fractures under heavy load are other potential risks with hip resurfacing.
Hip resurfacing is also relatively harder to perform and requires the patient to fulfill certain criteria. It has been determined that the surgeon’s experience in performing such surgeries is vital for the success of hip resurfacing. So besides the use of correct devices, it is important that you land up with the right surgeon.
Medical-trip facilitates affordable hip resurfacing surgeries in Mexico, Costa Rica, India, Jordan, Turkey, and other countries. If contemplating hip resurfacing, and interested in looking at the resumes’ of the surgeons in their network, fill-out the estimate request form on the right.
Dental Crowns vs. Teeth Veneers
|Posted by: Carla Miller on May 23rd, 2009||no responses.|
Dental crowns are tooth-shaped caps made of metal or porcelain or both, and veneers are just partial crowns that cover only one or two surfaces of the tooth. Crowns are used to cover defective or root-canal treated teeth, while veneers are used more for aesthetic reasons. This article attempts to provide a clear comparison of crowns and veneers—their similarities, differences, and the prices.
Comparison of Crowns and Veneers
Cost of Dental Crowns and Teeth Veneers
Veneers requiring lesser crown material are obviously cheaper than full dental caps, which require more material and more intricate design to fit on all sides.
However, a full crown made of metal will be much cheaper than metal-ceramic (porcelain-fused-to-metal) caps as porcelain is an expensive material. All-ceramic caps are the most expensive of all. Prices for dental veneers start at about $300 and crowns can be had from a starting price of $600.
Many Americans and Canadians choose to get their dental crowns and veneers in Mexico, Costa Rica, or other countries where dental care is far more affordable than their home countries. If you too are considering dental crowns or veneers to spruce up your smile, you may want to first compare the prices in Mexico with those in your local hospital.
Rotator Cuff Surgery Mexico
|Posted by: Alan Foster on May 19th, 2009||no responses.|
Rotator cuff surgery in Mexico is a great option for the foreign patient as it falls easily within the budget of an average American, who doesn’t have insurance, and is accessible quick enough to a Canadian or British national, who may otherwise have to line up for it at their local hospital.
Medical tourism in Mexico is picking pace as people from other countries travel here for various orthopedic and other kinds of surgeries.
The group of muscles and tendons over the shoulder form the rotator cuff. These muscles are:
It is the rotator cuff that gives the shoulder joint its full range of motion, but the muscles and tendons that make it up are very small. Also, they are slow to heal when injured or operated on, as this area of the shoulder receives very little blood supply.
Rotator cuff tear or injury might happen in athletes because of increased and constant overhead motion and in non-athletes either because of a traumatic injury or because of wear and tear. It is usually the Supraspinatus muscle that is affected in rotator cuff tears, but other muscles may also injure.
About Rotator Cuff Surgery
Before you set your mind on traveling to Mexico for your rotator cuff repair surgery, you must first analyze your case and determine the exact treatment plan. Not all cases of rotator cuff injury need surgery. Rest, physical therapy, and anti-inflammatory medications can help in many cases.
If the non-surgical methods of treatment fail to bring any change in your symptoms even after 3-6 months, and if the pain in your shoulder starts affecting your routine activities and disturbing your sleep at night, it’s time to consider rotator cuff surgery.
Depending on your case, the doctor will advise you on open shoulder surgery or arthroscopic shoulder surgery. Your Mexico rotator cuff surgeon will brief you on what method he chooses and why, well before the operation. If, along with rotator cuff injury, you also have impingement syndrome, an arthroscopic subacromial decompression may be required along with your rotator cuff repair. If not necessary, the surgeon may go for metal suture anchors for tendon-to-bone repair, side-to-side repair, or he may choose to perform a combination of the two. Bone spurs, if any, also need to be removed to prevent further contact friction.
Cost of Rotator Cuff Surgery in Mexico
Rotator cuff repair is a complex procedure and is best done by an orthopedic surgeon who has a lot of experience in performing such surgeries. Rotator cuff repair in Mexico is priced very low when compared to the same in the US, and most patients can end up making savings of over 50 percent the treatment cost.
However, it is advisable to not just be drawn to the lowest cost of treatment but also consider the qualification of the doctor and the facilities offered by the hospital to ensure you are not compromising on quality for money.
Medical-Trip facilitates low-cost Rotator Cuff Surgery in Mexico. For more information and a FREE quote, fill-out the estimate requets form on the right.
Lap Band Surgery in Monterrey, Mexico
|Posted by: Justine on May 16th, 2009||no responses.|
Gastric banding or lap band surgery in Monterrey, Mexico, being much lesser in price as compared to that in the US or Canada, is a great option for people who want to go under the knife for weight-loss, but cannot afford it in their own countries.
Americans—especially from the states of Texas, California, and Arizona—and Canadians do not have to travel too far to get the healthcare they cannot afford in their own countries. Monterrey in Mexico is in close proximity and can be easily reached via road and rail. It is an important Mexican city, known for its sterling quality medical care and tourist-friendly mood.
Why Consider Lap Band in Monterrey
Some Factors to Consider
If you too want to go to Monterrey for gastric banding surgery, the below may be of help:
Gastric banding in Monterrey, Mexico is a cost-effective option, which can help you save thousands in treatment costs, especially if you lack insurance, or if your health plan does not cover bariatric surgery.
Medical-Trip facilitates low-cost lap band surgery in Monterrey, Mexico. For more information and a FREE quote fill-out the estimate-request form on the right.
Meniscus Arthroscopic Surgery Mexico
|Posted by: Carla Miller on May 10th, 2009||no responses.|
Americans and Canadians suffering from painful meniscal tears are increasingly heading south of the border to be able to get treatment which is beyond their financial means in their own countries. Meniscus arthroscopic surgery in Mexico is an affordable alternative to the highly priced medical treatments in its northern neighbors.
The meniscus is a C-shaped fibrocartilage that acts as a shockabsorber and also helps avoid friction between the femur and the tibia bones that come together to form the knee joint. Thus, its role is understandably huge in activities like walking, standing, running, etc.
Meniscus tears may develop either as a result of trauma or wear and tear in patients with knee arthritis. Traumatic tears in younger, more athletic patients are also sometimes associated with ACL tears.
Depending on their position on the meniscus, meniscal tears are classified as:
Tears on the outer portion of the meniscus heal faster than those on the inner, as the latter lacks good blood supply.
Meniscal repair surgery is for:
Treatment for a Torn Meniscus
Depending upon the extent of the damage, the doctor will decide whether to repair the disc or remove it. Patients who have high expectations from their knee will benefit more from a repair than a meniscectomy.
Horizontal and flap tears are not usually amenable to repair, and need to be removed.
Torn meniscus surgery in Mexico is done in a minimally invasive way using an arthroscope. 3-4 mini incisions are made: the arthroscope is inserted through one, fluid is made to flow in the knee joint through one or two inlets, and the other portal is for the surgical instruments. While the operation may just take an hour or so, there is considerable recuperation time involved.
After Meniscus Arthroscopic Surgery in Mexico
Although you will be able to get on your feet the day after your surgery, getting back to work depends on the type of work you do, your cartilage repair surgeon’s recommendations, and how well your knee is recovering.
Most people with sedentary jobs can get back to work in a week’s time or less but it would be good to have help at home for the first week or so.
Meniscus arthroscopic surgery in Mexico is low cost and high quality, thus giving many un-insured people a feasible and effective option. Orthopedic surgeons in Mexico at top tourist hospitals are board-certified and very well experienced. You will not only get affordable medical treatment in Mexico, but will also enjoy individual attention from medical staff.
Medical-Trip facilitates low-cost meniscus-repair surgery in Mexico. For more information and a FREE quote, fill-out the estimate-request form on the right.
Gastric Bypass in Mexico
|Posted by: Aaron Samuels on May 5th, 2009||no responses.|
Gastric bypass in Mexico is one of the popular surgical weight loss solutions for Americans and Canadians, who cannot afford such weight-loss surgeries in their own countries. Also called Roux-en-Y, this surgery, if done in Mexico, is a fraction of the cost in the US or Canada, and involves no wait times.
Steep rise in medical costs in the US, lack of insurance cover for gastric bypass, and long wait times especially for the Canadians, are the reasons that exhort them to look for low cost, hassle-free obesity surgery in Mexico.
Why Get Gastric Bypass in Mexico?
Things to Consider before Going to Mexico for Roux-en-Y
Often, when you search the Internet for ‘gastric bypass in Mexico’, many options are thrown up and it’s hard to know whether your choice is safe. A competent medical tourism company can help you out here, as they can provide a number of reliable gastric bypass surgery options in Mexico and you can also ask them to get in touch with those who have been through the same before you. While your own research is irreplaceable and recommended, help from professionals can help speed up your search for the right gastric bypass surgery destination for you.
Medical Trip facilitates low-cost gastric bypass in Mexico. For more information and a FREE quote, fill-out the estimate-request form on the right.
Bunion Surgery Mexico
|Posted by: Carla Miller on May 1st, 2009||no responses.|
Bunion surgery in Mexico is only a fraction of its price in the US and is especially helpful for Americans who have to put up with bone deformities because they cannot afford the surgery in their local healthcare systems.
Bunionectomy in Mexico is performed by board-certified orthopedic surgeons in our network. Personalized care and English-speaking medical staff are always available at the top hospitals in Mexico, so you can lay your concerns to rest.
We know, there will always be some anxiety about visiting a surgeon in a foreign country, you can ease yourself by discussing the details with the doctor and asking him everything you want to know about bunion surgery and Mexico. Testimonials from previous patients are also great assurance.
About Bunion Surgery
Bunions (also known as Hallux Valgus) are bone deformities that can only be corrected with surgical intervention. They may or may not be painful, but may grow bigger in size, with time. Bunions are not known to regress without surgery but not everyone with bunions needs to go under the knife. The surgery may not be required if the bone deformity is not causing you pain, discomfort, or making it difficult for you to do what you need to or want to do.
The bunion correction procedure depends on the type of deformity; whether it’s a repeat bunion, the age of the patient and other conditions that the patient may have, like arthritis. Hence, there are various types of bunionectomies like Austin, Reverdin-Green, Kalish-Austin etc., named after surgeons who specialized on a particular ‘bone cut.’
After Bunionectomy in Mexico
Although bunion surgery is an outpatient procedure (that is, usually no stay at the hospital is required), it will take considerable time for the bone joint to completely heal.
You will not be able to wear a shoe for at least 2-3 months, which is the time required for the bone to heal. It is recommended that you follow the routine of physiotherapy, which will help you get on your feet faster.
Consult your Mexican foot surgeon to find out when you can get back to work and routine activity.
Cost of Bunion Surgery in Mexico
Hallux Valgus surgery in Mexico saves you about 40-50% of what you would ordinarily spend in the US or Canada. And they come with no waiting lines, too.
Insurance usually covers bunion surgeries but if you are not insured or under-insured or for some reason your insurance plan doesn’t cover it, you could be paying a hefty sum out of your own pocket. Hence, low cost bunion surgery in Mexico makes sense in more ways than one.