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Americans Would Rather Travel Than Pay High Costs

Affordable, quality care apparently trumps the commitment to travel. Approximately 50 million uninsured Americans are choosing medical tourism rather than pay for medical care in the US.

Ankle Fusion

Ankle fusion or ankle arthrodesis is fusion of bones adjacent to the ankle joint, eliminating the joint completely. This is done when the ankle joint is damaged due to arthritis or injury.

Ankle fusion is either done by using a bone graft taken from other parts of the body or using surgical implants like plates, screws, wires, etc.

Eliminating the joint through ankle fusion also completely takes away the flexibility of the ankle joint. This makes the joint very stable. It also makes the joint pain-free.

Pain medications are given, and movement and weight-bearing precautions are advised post surgery. At one month patients can return to sedentary duty and full duty after five months.


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                        Hospital Moinhos de Vento

                        Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil


                        Accreditation: JCI

                        Languages: English, Portuguese

                        Hospital Moinhos de Vento was founded in 1927, which means 81 years of tradition, quality and excellence in processes and services.

                        Our Institution is nationally and internationally rec...

                        UZ Brussel

                        Brussels, Belgium


                        Languages: English, French

                        UZ Brussel(Universitair Ziekenhuis Brussel) is a university hospital. This means that it also has a teaching mission and conducts scientific research.

                        The hospital’s clinical exce...

                        Wattanosoth Cancer Hospital

                        Bangkok, Thailand


                        Accreditation: ISO 9001, JCI, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001, HA

                        Languages: Arabic, Bulgarian, Cantonese, English, German, Hindi, Japanese, Khmer, Laotian, Mandarin, Panjabi, Spanish, Tagalog, Tea Chiew, Thai

                        Wattanosoth Cancer Hospital is the first private hospital devoted entirely to the treatment of cancer in Thailand. We are committed to improving the quality of life of our patients and sharing our res...

                        Pantai Hospital Ayer Keroh

                        Melaka, Malaysia


                        Languages: English

                        Established in 1986, Pantai Hospital Ayer Keroh has provided unwavering healthcare commitment to the Melaka comminuty for over two decades. Since moving to its present premises in Ayer Keroh in August...

                        Burjeel hospital

                        Dubai, United Arab Emirates


                        Accreditation: JCI

                        Languages: English, Arabic

                        The art of healing: A new standard in healthcare...

                        It is not just about the cure. It is not only about the equipment. It is not merely about the facilities. At Burjeel Hospital, we are...
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