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Knee replacement abroad

  • Below you will find a ranking of the best clinics and doctors specialized on knee replacements abroad.
  • The clinics are selected based on the effectiveness of treatment, the qualifications of doctors, the ratio of price and quality, the level of service and the equipment producibility.
  • We personally checked these clinics and can recommend them to our patients.

The best orthopedists for knee replacement abroad

Murat Bezer
Orthopedist, traumatologist
Work experience: over 20 years
Achievements:

Murat Bezer, a renowned clinical professor who serves as the Director of the Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology at Marmara University Medical School, is also known as the head of the department.

Professional Specialization:

  • Performing knee and ankle prosthetics;
  • Performing arthroscopic (closed) knee and shoulder surgeries;
  • Treatment of scoliosis, back, and neck hernias.

Membership in Professional Organizations:

  • Turkish Society of Orthopedics and Traumatology;
  • Turkish Society of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery;
  • Turkish Society of Spine Surgery;
  • Turkish Society of Arthroplasty;
  • European Society for Shoulder and Elbow Surgery (SECEC-ESSE);
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS).
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Prof. Omer Faruk Bilgen
surgeon, orthopedist
Work experience: over 35 years
Achievements:

Specialization:

  • Hip joint replacement;
  • Knee joint replacement;
  • Shoulder joint replacement;
  • Revision hip arthroplasty;
  • Revision arthroplasty of the knee joint;
  • Hip osteotomy;
  • Hip dislocation;
  • Avascular necrosis (AVN);
  • Calcification of the hip;
  • Calcification of the knee joint (gonarthrosis);
  • Hip fracture.

Education:

  • Faculty of Medicine, University of Jerrahpasha;
  • Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Uludağ University.

Experience:

  • Clinical experience in the USA at Medicabil hospital.

Scientific Activities:

  • Published more than 50 articles in orthopedic publications;
  • Regular participation in scientific conferences, made more than 100 presentations.

Membership in professional organizations:

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS);
  • President of the Turkish Hip and Knee Arthroplasty Association;
  • Member of the Supreme Advisory Board of the Turkish Health and Tourism Council;
  • President of the Association of Health Care Institutions of Bursa.
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Prof. Clayton N. Kraft
orthopedist
Work experience: over 27 years
Achievements:

Main areas of specialization:

  • Treatment of spinal disorders.
  • Endoprosthetics of joints.
  • Arthroscopic surgery.
  • Severe trauma.
  • Hand and foot surgery.
  • Pediatric orthopedics and correction of spinal deformities.
  • Sports orthopedics.
  • Purulent traumatology of bones and joints.
  • Physiotherapy.

Education and professional path:

  • 1990-1996 – Study at the Faculty of Medicine of the Heine University in Düsseldorf.
  • 1996 – Defense of doctoral thesis in surgery with honors.
  • 1997-1998 – Assistant physician at the Trauma Clinic of the University Hospital Bonn.
  • 1998-2003 – Researcher at the Orthopedics Clinic of the University Hospital Bonn.
  • 2004-2005 – Senior physician in the Department of Orthopedics at the University Hospital Bonn.
  • 2004 – Received the title of Professor in Orthopedics.
  • 2005-2007 – Deputy Director of the Orthopedics Clinic at the University Hospital Bonn.
  • 2007-2015 – Director of the Clinic for Orthopedics, Traumatology and Hand Surgery at the Helios Krefeld Clinic.
  • 2015 – Appointment as Director of Traumatology and Orthopedics at all clinics in the Helios network.

Scientific activities:

Prof. Kraft actively participates in world and national scientific and practical conferences and congresses as a speaker, lecturer and listener. He is the author of 108 scientific articles, of which 54 have been published in prestigious international journals.

Membership in professional organizations:

  • German Society for Orthopedics and Traumatology (DGOU).
  • German Society for Spine Surgery (DGW).
  • International Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (ISMISS).
  • Union of leading orthopaedic surgeons (VLO).
  • The endoprosthetics working group (AE).
  • Working group on osteosynthesis.
  • German Association of Osteologists.
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Prof. Daniel Kendoff
orthopedist
Work experience: over 20 years
Achievements:

Professional specialty:

  • Joint replacement of the pelvis and knee.
  • Surgery to replace joints of the shoulder, elbow, shin, and wrist.
  • Surgery to remove tumors in the joints.
  • Treatment of joint disease due to rheumatism.
  • Surgery on the hand of the arm.
  • Surgical interventions on the foot.

Education and work experience:

  • Studied at the University of Essen between 1997 and 2001.
  • Worked as a specialist in orthopedics and traumatology at Hannover Medical School and Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, starting in 2001.
  • Since 2009 he was senior physician and scientific director of ENDO-Klinik in Hamburg.
  • Since 2015 he has been working as Chief Physician of the Center for Orthopedics and Traumatology at the HELIOS Klinikum Berlin-Buch.

Scientific activities:

  • Registered 180 scientific publications in the Medline/Pubmed database (as of July 2016).
  • Presented 182 abstracts at international congresses (AAOS, OTA, ORS, DGU, DGOOC, EFORT, CAOS, SICOT, ESSKA, etc.).
  • Two authored books have been written.
  • Author of 14 sections in collective publications.
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Diagnosis: knee replacement

Due to deforming osteoarthritis, my knee almost completely stopped bending. In addition, it constantly hurt, so I always had to take painkillers. In Assuta, I had an appointment with Ilya Pekarsky, who recommended that I put in an endoprosthesis and explained why it was important. The operation went well and I can walk without limping.


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Diagnosis: knee replacement

I am writing from Azerbaijan. My cousin was seriously suffering from osteoarthritis of the knee joint. Professor Omer Farouk Bilgen restored his knee by placing a prosthesis. We heard a lot about this doctor in Baku. I would like to thank all the Medicabil staff and Dr. Bilgen. It’s been 6 months since the operation and everything is fine.


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Diagnosis: knee replacement

It just so happened that I seriously injured my knee. I went to Ichilov for treatment, where Aaron Menachem operated on me. The operation was more than successful, because all this time I was in the hands of an experienced professional. Now my new knee is working very well, so I am now quite active.


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Diagnosis: knee replacement

My mother, who underwent knee replacement surgery at Medicabil Hospital on 12/20/2017, thanks doctors Omer Faruk BILGEN, Aysun YILMAZLAR. We would also like to thank Müren MUTLU for your efforts. We also want to thank our doctor Oya KUTLAI, all the medical staff, as well as the entire operating and maintenance team, who always paid attention to us and smiled. Medicabil family, we are glad to have you. We wish you continued success, Happy New Year. Best regards, Demiroglu family.


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Diagnosis: partial knee replacement

At Sheba Clinic, I had a partial knee replacement surgery. Thanks to the use of robotic systems, the prosthesis was chosen very accurately, on the third day I was already walking, now the knee is working normally, there are no problems.


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Knee replacement program abroad

  • Duration of of stay abroad: 8 days
  • Day 1: Consultation with a doctor, CT scan of the joint.
  • Day 2: Surgery.
  • Day 3: The patient starts getting out of bed.
  • Day 4: Сontrol CT.
  • Days 5: Check out.
  • Day 8: Return home.
Which country is considered the best for knee joint replacement surgery?

Patients who have decided to have a joint replacement abroad are often faced with the problem of choosing the best clinic. Based on more than 8 years of experience in cooperation with leading orthopedic centers around the world, the Experts Medical team has compiled its rating. It includes the countries that are currently considered to be the best for knee replacement abroad. 

Our selection is based on research of clinics and doctors, practical experience in the field, and feedback from our patients who have undergone the procedure. Let’s take a look at what factors make certain countries leaders in arthroplasty.

Why choose Turkey for knee replacement abroad?

Knee replacement abroadIn recent years, Turkey has established itself as one of the leading destinations for knee arthroplasty. One of the key reasons why many patients consider Turkey to be the best country for knee replacement is the high professionalism and experience of local doctors. Turkish surgeons undergo multi-stage training and practice in the world’s leading orthopedic centers. This allows them to successfully perform complex surgeries using the latest medical achievements.

Clinics in Turkey use high-quality endoprostheses that meet international standards. They are made of high-strength and biocompatible materials, such as titanium and high-molecular polyethylene, which ensures durability and reliability of implants. The state-of-the-art medical equipment available at Turkish orthopedic centers plays an important role in ensuring the accuracy and safety of surgical procedures. Technologies such as 3D visualization and computer-assisted surgery are used to improve surgical outcomes and reduce patient recovery time.

Another important reason why patients choose Turkey as a destination for knee replacement abroad is the affordable cost of treatment. With comparable quality of medical services, prices for arthroplasty in Turkish orthopedic centers are noticeably lower than in Europe and the USA.

What are the advantages of Israel as a destination for knee replacement abroad?

Knee replacement surgery abroadMany patients choose endoprosthetics in Israel, since this country is one of the world’s centers of orthopedics. Doctors in Israeli clinics actively use navigation systems and robotic units in surgery, which makes it possible to perform operations with high precision and minimal risk to the patient. Innovative technologies ensure more precise positioning of implants, which contributes to faster restoration of joint function and reduces the likelihood of complications.

Israel is considered the best country for knee replacement surgery also because of its well-developed rehabilitation medicine. Local hospitals develop a personalized recovery plan for each patient. It includes physiotherapy, use of various devices to restore mobility, physical exercises and other methods. Israeli doctors pay great attention to planning post-operative care and supporting patients at every stage of the rehabilitation period.

Is it worth having knee replacement surgery in Germany?

Knee replacement abroadGermany is a popular destination for orthopedic treatment. One of the key advantages of German clinics is the use of advanced diagnostic methods (digital X-ray, CT, MRI). They make it possible to obtain the most complete information about the condition of joints and develop an effective endoprosthetic treatment plan for each patient.

The experience and qualifications of German orthopaedic surgeons are recognized worldwide. Many of them are recognized experts in the field of endoprosthetics. They actively use innovative surgical techniques and modern equipment – navigation systems, robotic systems, 3D printing machines. The only disadvantage of German clinics is the relatively high cost of knee arthroplasty compared to other countries. 

 

Why should I have knee replacement surgery abroad?

medical tourism knee replacementAccording to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, knee arthroplasty is one of the most commonly performed orthopaedic procedures. This is due to the high effectiveness of endoprosthetic surgery. It can improve knee function, reduce pain, and increase mobility. Therefore, many patients are interested in the possibility of knee replacement abroad. This choice, indeed, is associated with a number of pluses. The most significant of them are:

  • Access to advanced medical technology. Many foreign clinics are equipped with the latest medical equipment and use advanced surgical approaches, which increases the accuracy and success of operations.
  • Highly qualified surgeons. Knee joint replacement abroad is often performed by leading specialists in orthopedics and endoprosthetics who have extensive experience and international recognition.
  • Comprehensive approach to treatment and rehabilitation. Foreign medical centers offer comprehensive packages that include diagnosis, the surgery itself, postoperative care and rehabilitation, which contributes to faster recovery.
  • Shorter waiting times. As a rule, the waiting time for surgery abroad is much shorter, especially in countries with developed health care systems. 
  • Individualized treatment. Most clinics abroad practice a personalized approach, taking into account the peculiarities and wishes of each patient.
  • Loyal pricing policy. The cost of knee joint replacement abroad can be more favorable, especially in countries with an actively developing branch of medicine focused on foreign patients.

In addition, many people who have undergone knee joint replacement abroad note the high level of medical service and express satisfaction with the results of treatment. Traveling to another country for treatment is also a unique opportunity to restore health after arthroplasty in sanatorium and resort conditions.

What is the cost of knee replacement abroad?

knee replacement cost abroadThe range of prices for arthroplasty can fluctuate due to a variety of factors, such as the type of prosthesis, the complexity of the intervention, the duration of hospitalization. But it largely depends on the choice of country. In Turkey, for example, endoprosthetics is noticeably cheaper compared to other medical tourism destinations for knee arthroplasty. Prices for treatment here start from €5000. This is due to the active development of medicine in the country: numerous clinics compete with each other, and therefore try to make patients more favorable offers. However, in this case loyal pricing policy is not a sign of low quality. Today, service in Turkish medical centers meets strict international standards.

In Germany and Israel, the cost of arthroplasty is somewhat higher – from €10000. These countries are known for the highest quality of medical care and the use of innovative technologies in surgery. Higher prices for treatment here are due to the peculiarities of financing the medical infrastructure, high fees of doctors, as well as the complexity of the technologies used.

How to choose the best foreign clinic for endoprosthetics?

best country for knee replacementsExperts Medical is an expert in treating patients in foreign medical centers.

Based on up-to-date information, our own experience and feedback from our patients, we will select the clinic that best suits your individual needs. Our team will develop a step-by-step plan for your treatment with attention to the smallest details. We will support you every step of the way on your journey to regaining your health.

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