Total knee arthroplasty (replacement) - Artificial joint insertion

6 day(s)
General Clinic of Thessaloniki Euromedica, Gravias 2, Thessaloniki, Greece

Description

If your knee is severely damaged by arthritis or injury, it may be hard for you to perform simple activities. In this cases, we remove damaged bone and cartilage from thighbone, shinbone and kneecap and replace it with an artificial joint made of metal alloys, high-grade polymers.

The basic steps to a knee replacement procedure are:

  1. Prepare the bone.
  2. Position the metal implants.
  3. Resurface the patella.
  4. Insert a spacer.

After surgery you will experience a dramatic reduction of knee pain and a significant improvement in the ability to perform common daily activities.

Package description:

  • Medical history record
  • Clinical examination by the attending physician
  • Pathological examination
  • Cardiological examination
  • Preoperative check-up
  • Blood crossmatcing (blood bottles are presented after consultation of patient with the hospital's colaborating blood donor center)
  • Clinical examination and coverage by an anaesthesiologist
  • Operation – treatment
  • Medical implants
  • Postoperative check
  • Medication
  • Hospital consumables
  • Histopathological examination of diseased tissue
  • Nursing care
  • Stay in a choice room for X days
  • Postoperative Instructions
  • 1st postoperative visit to the attending physician and suture removal

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  • Multilanguage Staff

    We can comunicate with patients in English and also in German



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General Clinic of Thessaloniki Euromedica
Total knee arthroplasty (replacement)Artificial joint insertion
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If your knee is severely damaged by arthritis or injury, it may be hard for you to perform simple activities. In this cases, we remove damaged bone and cartilage from thighbone, shinbone and kneecap and replace it with an artificial joint made of metal alloys, high-grade polymers.

The basic steps to a knee replacement procedure are:

  1. Prepare the bone.
  2. Position the metal implants.
  3. Resurface the patella.
  4. Insert a spacer.

After surgery you will experience a dramatic reduction of knee pain and a significant improvement in the ability to perform common daily activities.

Package description:

  • Medical history record
  • Clinical examination by the attending physician
  • Pathological examination
  • Cardiological examination
  • Preoperative check-up
  • Blood crossmatcing (blood bottles are presented after consultation of patient with the hospital's colaborating blood donor center)
  • Clinical examination and coverage by an anaesthesiologist
  • Operation – treatment
  • Medical implants
  • Postoperative check
  • Medication
  • Hospital consumables
  • Histopathological examination of diseased tissue
  • Nursing care
  • Stay in a choice room for X days
  • Postoperative Instructions
  • 1st postoperative visit to the attending physician and suture removal
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More than 600,000 knee-replacement surgeries are done in the United States every year, and as Baby Boomers continue to age, some say that figure will grow to 1 million within the next decade. Patients are increasingly choosing an option that allows doctors to build their patient’s knees.

Less than a year ago, climbing a flight of stairs would have been impossible for Amanda Fair-Evans. “I couldn’t even get out of the car, and I was like, ‘What is this?’” Fair-Evans said. The pain in her left knee was unbearable. Fair-Evans tried medication and cortisone shots and finally begged her doctor for surgery. “I have no quality of life,” Fair-Evans recalled saying. “I have grandkids and I want to play with my grandkids. Please give me a new knee.”

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More than 600,000 knee-replacement surgeries are done in the United States every year, and as Baby Boomers continue to age, some say that figure will grow to 1 million within the next decade. Patients are increasingly choosing an option that allows doctors to build their patient’s knees.

Less than a year ago, climbing a flight of stairs would have been impossible for Amanda Fair-Evans. “I couldn’t even get out of the car, and I was like, ‘What is this?’” Fair-Evans said. The pain in her left knee was unbearable. Fair-Evans tried medication and cortisone shots and finally begged her doctor for surgery. “I have no quality of life,” Fair-Evans recalled saying. “I have grandkids and I want to play with my grandkids. Please give me a new knee.”

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