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Hip Procedures

Hip Replacement

Also known as hip arthroplasty, it is a surgical procedure in which the hip is replaced by a prosthetic implant. This type of joint replacement orthopedic surgery is generally conducted to relieve arthritis pain or to fix the severe physical joint damage of a hip fracture. A hip prosthesis is made up of a metal ball and a plastic socket component (which can have a metal outer shell). Depending on the way that it is attached to the femur bone, it can be cemented (attached to the bone with a type of surgical cement), uncemented (attaches to the bone with a fine mesh of holes on the surface, in order for the bone to grow into the mesh and attach naturally to the prosthesis), or a combination of the two. The procedure generally lasts a few hours, during which the patient may be under general anesthesia or awake with spinal anesthesia that desensitizes them from the waist down. With Mexico's world-class orthopedic specialists at Hospital San Jose performing this procedure for a very affordable price, you'll find great value coming to Monterrey for an affordable hip replacement surgery.

Prices start at $7,300. Get a customized Quote Now.

Partial Hip Replacement

If only one part of the joint is damaged or diseased, a partial hip replacement may be recommended. In most instances, using components similar to those used in a total hip replacement, the acetabulum is left intact and the head of the femur is replaced.. The most common form of partial hip replacement is called a bipolar prosthesis.

Hip Resurfacing

This is an alternative to hip replacement surgery. It is a bone conserving procedure that places a metal cap on the femoral head instead of amputating it. In this case, there is no long stem placed down the femur so it is much more like a natural hip and allows patients a return to all their favorite activities, including sports. It has been used in Europe and Latin America for almost two decades, while it was only approved by the US FDA in 2006. With the best orthopedic specialists at Hospital San Jose performing this procedure for approximately $13,400, Get a Customized Quote for your Affordable Orthopedic Procedure now.

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Knee Procedures

Knee Arthroscopy

This is a minimally invasive surgery that allows an orthopedic surgeon to have an up-close look at your knee and its components, therefore being able to determine its injury and in most cases, to act upon it. Arthroscopy can be performed under local, regional, or general anesthesia and usually lasts between 45 minutes to 1 1/2 hours. It includes only a few small incisions in your knee through which an arthroscope and other instruments are inserted. The arthroscope is guided through the knee to properly diagnose the problem, and if surgical treatment is needed, the surgeon can use other small scissors, clamps, motorized shavers, or lasers inserted through another small incision.

Common treatments with knee arthroscopy may include
- Removal or repair of torn meniscal cartilage, also called meniscectomy
- Meniscal cartilage transplantation
- Reconstruction of a torn cruciate ligament.
- Trimming of torn pieces of articular cartilage.
- Removal of loose fragments of bone or cartilage.
- Removal of inflamed synovial tissue.

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Knee Replacement

Also known as knee arthroplasty, this is a surgical procedure in which the three parts of the knee (the upper part of the tibia, or shin bone, the two thighbone condyles, and the patella, or kneecap) are replaced by prosthetic implants. Such joint replacement orthopedic surgery is generally conducted to relieve osteoarthritis pain or to fix a severe knee injury. A knee prosthesis is made up of metal and plastic parts and depending on the way that it is attached to the bones, it can be cemented (attached with an epoxy) or uncemented (attaches to the bone with a fine mesh of holes on the surface, in order for the bone to grow into the mesh and attach naturally to the prosthesis). The procedure generally lasts about two hours, during which the patient may be under general anesthesia or awake with spinal anesthesia that desensitizes them from the waist down. With Mexico's best orthopedic specialists at Hospital San Jose performing this procedure for a great price, you'll realize the value of coming to Monterrey for an affordable knee replacement surgery.

Prices start at $6,000. Get a customized Quote Now.

Unicompartmental Knee Replacement

If only one part of the joint is damaged or diseased, a partial or unicompartmental knee replacement may be recommended. It is a less invasive surgery in which any of the three parts of the knee may be replaced. However, the patient must have no significant inflammation, no dislocation, no calcification of cartilage, and an intact anterior cruciate ligament to qualify for this surgery.

Osteotomy

Another procedure which may be appropriate to younger and more active patients with uneven damage and a correctable deformity is the osteotomy. A surgeon will reshape the tibia or femur to improve the knee’s alignment, repositioning the mechanical axis of the limb away from the diseased area. The knee will then be able to freely glide and carry weight more evenly. This procedure relieves pain and may delay the progress of osteoarthritis.

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Shoulder Procedures

Most shoulder problems can be treated non-surgically with excellent results if detected early. The most common are:
Bursitis or Tendinitis: injury to the rotator cuff due to excessive activity
Rotator cuff tears: injury causing chronic inflammation and development of spurs in the joint
Instability: constant dislocations and luxations
Fractured collarbone or head of the arm bone
Osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis

In the case that any of these problems becomes severe and non-surgical treatments are not having an effect, surgery may be required.

Shoulder Arthroscopy

The least invasive option is a shoulder arthroscopy that allows an orthopedic surgeon to have an up-close look at the joint, assess the injury, and repair it. Arthroscopy can be performed under local, regional, or general anesthesia and usually lasts between 45 minutes to 1 1/2 hours. It includes only a few small incisions through which an arthroscope and other instruments are inserted. The arthroscope is guided through the shoulder to properly diagnose the problem, and apply the needed surgical treatment by using small scissors, clamps, motorized shavers, or lasers. With average prices as low as $8,900 at Hospital San Jose, you'll find great value coming to Monterrey for an affordable arthroscopy surgery.

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Partial or Total Shoulder Replacement

Some severe cases of osteoarthritis lead to a partial or total shoulder replacement, in which parts of the joint are replaced by prostheses in what may be an open surgery.

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Hand and Wrist Procedures

Most hand and wrist problems can be treated non-surgically with excellent results if detected early. Nevertheless, as in other joints, severe problems like the ones in the following list, may require an arthroscopy to better diagnose and treat.
- Chronic wrist pain
- Wrist fractures
- Ganglion cysts
- Ligament and TFCC tears
- Carpal Tunnel release

Similar to other arthroscopies, this procedure is minimally invasive and allows an orthopedic surgeon to have an up-close look at the joint, assess the injury, and repair it. Arthroscopy can be performed under local, regional, or general anesthesia and usually lasts between 45 minutes to 1 1/2 hours. It includes only a few small incisions through which an arthroscope and other instruments are inserted. The arthroscope is guided through the wrist to properly diagnose the problem, and apply the needed surgical treatment by using small scissors, clamps, motorized shavers, or lasers. The Carpal Tunnel Release is the most common of these procedures and its goal is to divide the transverse carpal ligament in two as to relieve the painful pressure. Several techniques are performed, but all involve brief outpatient procedures, similar palm or wrist incisions, and the cutting of the transverse carpal ligament.

Prices start at $1,900. Get a customized Quote Now.

Wrist Joint Replacement

Severe cases of osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis may also be treated with a wrist joint replacement in which the lower ends of the arm bones and the end of the carpal bones are removed and replaced by prostheses.

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Foot and Ankle Procedures

Most foot and ankle problems can be treated non-surgically with excellent results if detected early. Nevertheless, as in other joints, severe problems in the Ankle, like osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis may require one of the following three surgeries.

1) Arthroscopy. Similar to other arthroscopies, this procedure is minimally invasive and allows an orthopedic surgeon to have an up-close look at the joint, assess the injury, and repair it. Arthroscopy can be performed under local, regional, or general anesthesia and usually lasts between 45 minutes and 1 1/2 hours. It includes only a few small incisions through which an arthroscope and other instruments are inserted to treat a problem, clean the area of foreign tissue, inflamed tissue, and spurs.
2) Arthrodesis or Fusion. Some of the bones of the joint are attached together to hold them in position with screws and bone grafts.
3) Joint Replacement. Replacing part of the joint with prostheses will allow better mobility and relieve stress in other parts, thus reducing pain and delaying arthritis.

The most common surgery in the foot is the Bunion Surgery. Although there are several surgical procedures to treat bunions, they all share the comon goal of realigning the joint, relieving pain, and correcting deformity. These procedures include:

1) Repair of the Tendons and Ligaments Around the Big Toe. Shortening the loose tissues and lengthening the tight ones.
2) Arthrodesis. Removal of the damaged joint surfaces, followed by the insertion of screws, wires, or plates to hold the surfaces together until they heal. Used for patients with severe bunions or severe arthritis.
3) Exostectomy. Removal of the bump on the toe joint; used only for an enlargement of the bone with no drifting of the big toe.
4) Resection Arthroplasty. Removal of the damaged portion of the joint, used mainly for patients who are older, have had previous bunion surgery, or have severe arthritis. This creates a flexible "scar" joint.
5) Osteotomy. The surgical cutting and realignment of the joint.

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Spinal Procedures

Back pain is a significant cause of disability worldwide. It is estimated that 70% to 80% of people will experience back pain at some point in their lives. For patients whose non-surgical treatments have not achieved desired results, there are other options.

Laminectomy

This surgery is used to decompress the soft tissues in an affected location of the spinal canal by removing one or both lamina and any protruding discs and supporting structures of the vertebral column, as well as spurs which might be causing pain. There is also a less invasive version of laminectomy in which some tissues are not removed but rather pushed aside.

Spinal Fusion

In some cases, a laminectomy will require a spinal fusion surgery to provide better stability. This procedure offers a "welding" process by which two or more of the vertebrae that make up the spinal column are fused together with bone grafts and internal devices such as metal rods. Spinal fusion eliminates motion between vertebral segments, which may be desirable when motion is the cause of significant pain. This procedure has been sucessfully performed for decades and the variety of approaches and techniques has evolved as to limit injury to associated muscles and achieve better bone healing. Spinal Fusion might also be used to treat injuties to the spinal vertebrae, protrusion and degeneration of the cushioning disk, abnormal curvatures of the spine, and unstable spine due to infections or tumors. The Orthopedic specialists at Hospital San Jose perform the Lumbar Laminectomy with Fusion for approximately $25,300.

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Artifical Disk Replacement

In other cases, an artificial disk replacement surgery may be in order. Similar to hip or knee joint replacements, disk replacement substitutes a mechanical device for an intervertebral disk in the spine which restores the height between the vertebral bodies and allows motion to continue after the degenerated disk is removed. The artificial disks may also widen the passageway through which the nerve roots exit the spinal canal. They can relieve pressure on facet joints and help to maintain the natural curvature of the lumbar spine. There are a number of different disk designs, some made of metal, while others are a combination of metal and plastic. The surgical implantation procedure of these devices may take 3 to 6 hours and it is performed through an incision in the abdomen.

Anerior Cervical Disectomy and Fusion (ACDF)

A procedure of the cervical area, used when other non-surgical treatments have failed, is the Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion.  It is a common surgical procedure to treat nerve root or spinal cord compression by decompressing the spinal cord and nerve roots of the cervical spine in order to stabilize the corresponding vertebrae. The surgeon enters the space between two discs through a small incision in front of and at the right or left side of the neck though which the disc is completely removed, as well as any arthritic bone spurs. The intervertebral foramen, the bone channel through which the spinal nerve runs, is then enlarged with a drill, giving the nerve more room to exit the spinal canal. To prevent the vertebrae from collapsing and to increase stability, the open space is often filled with bone graft to achieve fusion, often aided by a titanium screw. The orthopedic specialists at Hospital San Jose perform this procedure for approximately $16,700.

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