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All Types of orthopedic surgery and cost: Knee, Hip, and Shoulder Replacement

  • 19 Nov 2019
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What is Orthopedics? Who is an orthopedic surgeon? Which organ in the skeleton is associated with orthopedics? What are prosthetics? What is joint replacement? Who needs hip replacement? Who needs knee replacement? Who needs shoulder joint replacement? What are the side effects of hip, shoulder and knee replacement? We are trying to answer all these questions that you are looking for. Be with us to answer the questions in this article.

What is orthopedics?

Orthopedics is a branch of surgery. It’s a medical specialty concerned with the bone system. This specialty tries to improve defects in the musculoskeletal system that affect a person due to various factors, including congenital diseases, accidents, etc. This procedure demands scientific studies, specialized doctors and surgical and non-surgical equipment for treatment. 

Who is the orthopedic surgeon?

The orthopedist is a specialist in the orthopedic branch who has studied in the orthopedic department and knows the equipment and methods of its treatment. The doctor performs the procedure by using surgical devices to treat damages to the musculoskeletal due to injuries and deformities of bones and joints, degenerative diseases, birth defects, and infections.

Orthopedics in Iran

The human body contains a lot of bones and this is why people get bone disease and pain. Consequently, we have to visit a doctor to get rid of pain and get a treatment. Iran has a large number of orthopedic surgeons who are considered specialists in this branch and utilize the latest equipment and technologies. Orthopedic surgery is performed in many specialized centers every day and almost all these operations are successful. Besides, these centers treat Iranian and foreign patients. Some of the operations includes hip, knee, shoulder, feet, spine surgery, hands, etc. 

Which organ in the skeleton is associated with orthopedics?

Orthopedics involves various surgeries such as hand and shoulder surgery. Here we refer to the organs associated with orthopedic surgeries:

Hip, knee, foot, ankle, hand, wrist, bone tumors, spine, pediatric bone.

Orthopedics is also associated with bones, joints, nerves, muscles, tendons and ligaments and in general with movement and activities.

What are prosthetics?

What is a prosthesis? It is an artificial body part that is replaced by a lost part like the leg and the arm. The prosthesis is made for a missing organ and it is designed seemingly natural so as not to look different from the natural limb. The prosthesis or prosthetic is used in a variety of situations, including when a person has a disease, accident or when the child has congenital defects. There are different types of prosthetics: artificial prostheses, modern prostheses, and smart prostheses

Knee joint replacement

This joint is the largest joint in the human body. The knee connects the thigh with the leg and is composed of two joints: one joint between the leg and the femur and the other between the knee and the femur. These bones are covered with soft cartilages so that the knee can move comfortably.

The knee joint is liable to collapse and cartilage erosion at times. This is caused by chronic arthritis and has different types. The disease prevalent among people is osteoarthritis, which leads to the limitation and restriction of the mobility of knee joint and these problems lead to replacement of the joint knee with artificial joint. A person who needs a knee joint replacement cannot walk properly and feels pain and difficulty while walking. Furthermore, he feels pain when he ascends a ladder, when sitting and standing, and while resting as well. When a person has a knee condition that cannot be treated with physical therapy or medication and cannot do his / her work during the day, he/she should arrange for a knee replacement procedure. 

Common causes of knee replacement are:

  • Osteoarthritis 
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Distortions 
  • Knee injuries 
  • Rheumatism

Hip replacement

The hip joint connects the femur with the pelvis. Have you ever felt pain in the hip joint? Yes, we all face this problem, but some people have pain in the hip joint and feel chronic inflammation of hip joint and this problem leads to difficulty in walking and movement. In this case, what is the problem and what is the treatment? When a person visits a doctor to tell him about this chronic inflammation in the hip joint, he is advised to do a hip replacement to get rid of this problem, so that he can perform daily tasks easily and get rid of pain. What is hip replacement surgery? In this procedure, the hip joint is replaced by an artificial hip, and the surgeon removes the damaged hip parts and places the artificial parts (prosthetics) that are usually made of ceramic, metal and plastic.

Hip replacement surgery is performed because of some existing conditions that lead to the destruction of the hip or thigh joint which are, rheumatoid arthritis, osteonecrosis and osteoarthritis, that enable the knee to move and walk easily.  

Shoulder joint replacement

Shoulder joint is an organ that connects the arm to the upper part of the body. Soft and special cartilage covers the shoulder bones that provide ease of movement. What is shoulder joint replacement? Do you have shoulder pain? Do you feel pain in movement and activity?

The answer is that Shoulder joint replacement is a surgical procedure that replaces the shoulder joint with prostheses. When a person is suffering from severe inflammation in his shoulder joint or injuries and cannot deal with this pain by medical treatment and medication, he has to replace his shoulder joint.

Shoulder joint replacement is divided into three types:  replacing the entire shoulder joint and this is when the joint is under severe erosion, replacing half of the shoulder joint and a replacement which is partly on the surface. Among the conditions that lead to the replacement of the shoulder joint are osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, direct injury to the shoulder joint, fracture of the shoulder joint and continuously feeling severe pain in the shoulder joint.

Joint replacement cost in Iran

Costs, depending on the different types of orthopedics, are different due to the differences in the surgery type, but cost of joint replacement in Iran is reasonable and affordable in comparison to other countries. Everyone is looking for a skilled specialist hence, we serve you at our medical centers in MedtourIran with the best doctors and the best services. Joint replacement cost in Iran are generally 10,000 to $25,000 , but these prices at MedtourIran are reasonable and affordable.

  • Shoulder joint replacement cost in Iran (Tehran)-MedtourIran: $6,200. Book Now
  • Knee joint replacement cost in Iran (Tehran)-MedtourIran: $3,800. Book Now
  • Knee joint replacement cost in Iran (Mashhad)-MedtuorIran: $3,300. Book Now

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