India is a hotspot for total knee replacements at a significant cost reduction to those costs you’d find in the US or the UK. At least one hospital offers specialized knee replacements, such as the high flexion knee replacement, the Oxford knee, and gender-specific knee replacements. In some cases, bilateral knee replacements can be done so you won’t have to make two visits to India. Surgeons are often board certified in Orthopedics and have done hundreds of knee replacement procedures in the past. The cost of a total knee replacement is about $45,000 in the US but in India, the cost is only $7000. Choose a hospital that is accredited by the Joint Commission International (JCI) and you’ll find a high quality hospital.
Knee replacement can be done closer to home at a private hospital in Tijuana, Mexico. This carries the advantage of not having to go far from home to have the procedure, which is far less costly than a similar procedure done in the US. Patients can stay at the hospital and at five star hotels close by.
For a more exotic location, you can travel to Singapore for your total knee replacement. Inpatient hospital costs run around $250 to $300 per day and the overall cost savings is in the range of fifty percent over US costs. The hospitals are clean and contain board certified specialists in orthopedics. The greatest cost is the flight to Singapore, which can be expensive.