Hip replacement surgery in Mexico is a viable and safe option for those with severe hip damage and chronic pain, seeking to return to pain-free living without incurring the enormous cost of the operation in the US, UK or Western Europe. Orthopedic surgeons in Mexico often having training and experience in the US, perform hip replacements routinely and safely. It is often reported by patients that the care received in Mexico is not only of high quality, but also delivered in a more personal and attentive way, rather the “conveyor belt” health care often experienced north of the border.
Generally a 7-10 day stay is required for a hip replacement in Mexico. Treatment begins with a pre-op exam, and the surgery can then be performed as early as the next day. During the operation, an incision is made on the outer aspect of the hip, 4-6 inches down the length of the leg. The top end of the thigh bone is removed and a ball on a stem is placed into it. The hip socket is hollowed out to make a shallow cup and an artificial socket is placed into it. The prosthetic is usually made from cobalt chrome and titanium.
Physiotherapy is required after surgery for a smooth healing process. The stitches from the incision can be removed about 2 weeks after the operation. The tissues around the hip will take about 2-3 months to heal, during which time you should be careful not to exert too much stress on it, especially when getting up off the floor or out of low chair.
Although the required rest and relaxation after the procedure tend to prohibit tourist activities that require mobility, hip replacement patients can still enjoy delicious Mexican cuisine; listen to live music by Mariachis, and visit sights of beautiful cathedrals by car.
Mexico is at the southern extremity of North America and is bordered to the north by the US. Mexico is a country overflowing with zest – with a vivacious energy and a landscape pulled together with historical gems and a powerful nightlife.
Visit the enthralling gigantic main square in the capital of Mexico City, channeled by the Cathedral Metropolitan - one of the biggest churches on the planet.
The ‘city where the Gods are born', Teotihuacan, claims the ruins of an imperial center that matched by the Pyramid of the Sun, the fourth largest in the world.
For an elegant escape look to Puebla burrowed in the foothills of the Sierra Madre. Church domes and colorful glazed tiles created by the cities famed artists.
Spectacle the sunrise of Mayan ruins of Tulum, or explore the peace and tranquility of the beautiful beaches. The reefs of Los Manchones, Cuevones, Chital or La Bandera are all valued diving spots vamped by extraordinary marine life and unusual cave structures.
Take on the nightlife of Cancun and find inspiration. Make use of the countless hot springs. Follow in the footsteps of the Aztecs with a soothing spa break after a long day of exploring.
Mexico’s proximity to the US and Canada combined with high quality doctors and hospitals and the savings that can be obtained make Mexico an exceptional medical tourism destination.
The medical cost savings in Mexico are tremendous. Surgeons in Mexico are comprised of highly qualified team members and offer extremely high cost savings of 50-70%. Treatment in Mexico offers significant cost savings that are suitably in reach.