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ACL Repair in Tijuana, Mexico
|Posted by: Harriet on July 28th, 2012||no responses.|
ACL tears are some of the most common injuries among athletes, especially young adults in their late teens and early twenties. The American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine reports that there are approximately 150,000 ACL injuries in the United States each year. Doctors recommend reconstruction surgery for proper knee function, but it is very expensive in the United States, which is why more and more people are choosing to have knee surgery in Mexico.
ACL repair in Tijuana, Mexico can be an affordable alternative to knee surgery in the United States. If you are uninsured, then knee ligament repair in Tijuana has the potential to save you thousands—some patients report savings of up to 70% compared with the same surgery in the United States.
What is ACL Reconstruction?
ACL reconstruction is a procedure in which a torn ligament is repaired to add stability to the knee. When you come to Tijuana for ACL repair, the surgeon will remove the torn tendon and replace it with a graft or a tendon from a cadaver.
This is not a cosmetic surgery. It is very important for the proper functioning of the damaged knee. If you can’t afford the surgery at home, don’t forgo it. Ignorance can damage the cartilage of the knee, which leads to severe necrosis, and may require you to undergo a total knee replacement later in life.
Why Have ACL Reconstruction in Tijuana?
You’re probably asking yourself, “How much for knee ligament reconstruction in Tijuana, Mexico?” Well, for the uninsured, the procedure in the US costs on average $35,000 and can range all the way up to $50,000. However, it is possible to save well over half of that in Mexico. But the low cost of ACL repair in Tijuana isn’t the only reason to head south of the border. Listed below are some of the other reasons to go seek your ACL surgery in Tijuana:
Some Considerations for a Trip to Tijuana
It is possible to find great deals on everything from dentistry to bariatric surgery in Mexico. If a sports injury has left you limping and in need of a procedure you can’t afford, consider having ACL reconstruction in Tijuana. It could potentially save you thousands and, more importantly, get you back to health and playing the sport you love.
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Knee Surgery in Mexico – Patient Experience
|Posted by: Harriet on August 17th, 2011||no responses.|
Jim Golbienko from Burbank, CA, who underwent knee surgery in Mexico, says he was “pleasantly surprised” at the level of care offered to him. He was especially impressed with the neatness of the hospitals and the standard of care provided to him. The facility in Mexico, according to Jim, is comparable to any hospital in the United States.
Initially, Jim and his wife were quite skeptical as they had booked the surgery on the internet, and were not really sure what it is going to be like. However, now that the surgery is done, and Jim is recuperating, he is very positive about the whole deal.
There was no issue with the language, as they were directed to English speaking staff.
The drive from Burbank, California, to Tijuana, Mexico took just about 4 hours. They reached the night before the surgery was scheduled, and were made to stay in a nice hotel, which was about 3-4 blocks from the hospital. The hotel, Jim says, was also very affordable.
Of course, the big savings they made on the surgery were the highlight of their medical trip, but Jim and his wife Kathy, are also very happy with the eventual results. Some of his friends, who had surgery in the United States, not only paid a far bigger amount, but also suffered more complications than him.
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