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Hip replacement surgery or arthroplasty is a procedure performed to replace a worn out or damaged hip joint with an artificial component(Prosthesis) made of metal and plastics. The operation helps in providing relief from pain, improvement in sleep and aids in regaining motions, physical activity and the quality of life.
Hungary has become one of the leading destinations for advanced medical care. Hungary government is very proactive in developing its healthcare infrastructure, providing high-quality medical procedures at affordable prices, stringent safety regulations, easy accessibility and no waiting time. With the availability of well-skilled doctors, trained from some of the renowned hospitals around the world is an attraction for the medical tourist. Apart from this, it is also a popular tourist destination, making it one of the explored destination for medical tourism.
The cost of hip replacement in Hungary, advanced medical care facilities, well-trained doctors and aftercare provided are comparable with some of the most sought out medical tourism destinations like Germany, Singapore, Turkey, UAE, India. Hip replacement surgery cost including the procedure, examination test medicines, doctors’ fees and sight-seeing comes out to be less than one-sixth when compared with the total treatment cost offered in US or UK.
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Hungary is centrally situated in Central Europe making it an affordable place to live and settle. Hungary is comparatively cheaper than the US and UK which additionally affects the costing of the surgery. The patient spends a fraction of the cost of what they’d spend in the US and the UK with almost no waiting list and low cost of living. Over everything, Hungary has an all-inclusive healthcare system for every taxpayer which is similar to the NHS set up in England.
Private hospitals are equipped with state of the art modern technology and facilities, primarily because the German clients have been visiting the country for almost fifteen years now to take advantage of the highly competitive prices in healthcare services.
As Hungary is one of the most affordable medical tourism destinations, the US underwent a study to compare the cost of hip replacement surgery in Hungary. Most hospitals were protective of their data and expressed disinterest in sharing the overall cost of the same but the ones that did had a wide range of prices: the cheapest surgery was $11,100 and most expensive was $125,798.
There are different types of hip implants available today. The quality of the implant has improved tremendously in the last few decades. Because of the improved quality, the chances of complications arising out of implant failure, infection, and wear and tear has become next to negligible.
There are several medical device companies that manufacture hip implants. The cost of surgery, therefore, depends on whether the implant has been sourced from a company based in the country or from a manufacturer abroad.
Additionally, there are different materials of hip implants available today. Metal ball and polyethylene liners, ceramic ball and polyethylene liners, a metal ball and metal liner, and ceramic ball and ceramic liner are some of the types of implants available. While the choice of implant largely depends on the condition of the patient and the doctor’s recommendations, there are certain points that must be kept in mind.
The following are some of the things that should be kept in mind while selecting a hip implant:
Will it allow for normal motion and activities?
Will it last for at least 15 to 20 years?
Is it a familiar brand or manufacturer?
Does it have a good track record or used popularly for hip joint replacement?
Does it meet your medical condition or requirements?
Is it bio-compatible?
Hip Replacement surgeries have a longer lifeline than Knee Replacement surgery. 58% of them have been known to last for than 25 years. The average lifeline is mostly 15 years with metallic or plastic hip prostheses. The average success rate is 90%-95% after 10 years of prosthetic usage. With an effective procedure, these surgeries are almost successful. They can only go wrong in case of utter infection and clot formation. A clot can cause pulmonary embolism and ultimately death, therefore, utmost care should be taken to avoid infection and clot formation.
MOM clinic is one of the top privately managed clinics in the heart of Budapest. With a team of highly qualified doctors who are internationally acclaimed to put the patient’s needs and well being first. They are a technologically advanced setup where a wide range of high-quality service and knowledge is applied with utmost care.
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