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Turkey Leads The West

Western medical tourism is taking off, and Turkey is leading the charge! With 51 JCI accredited hospitals, it is leading the European medical tourism industry as of December 2013.

Total Hip Replacement

Total hip replacement or total hip arthroplasty is a procedure where damaged hip is replaced with an artificial one called prosthesis. The most common causes of hip damage are wear off of hip joints due to arthritis, injury, or bone tumors.

The surgery typically takes up to 3 hours. After the surgery, pain medications, physical therapy, and activity and weight-bearing restrictions are advised. Patients may be able to sit within one to two days post surgery and are discharged within 10 days of surgery. Full recovery may take anywhere between three to six months. This depends on the overall general health and participation in physical therapy.

This surgery is very safe and an estimated 120,000 such surgeries take place in the US every year.


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                          Featured Total Hip Replacement Providers Abroad


                          Hospital Quiron Teknon

                          Barcelona, Spain


                          Accreditation: JCI

                          Languages: English, Spanish

                          Hospital Quirón Teknon is one of the leading hospitals in the Spanish private healthcare sector, thanks to the high quality of its medical staff and care services in a setting that combines ind...

                          Bangkok Hospital Phuket

                          Phuket, Thailand


                          Accreditation: JCI, HA

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

                          Bangkok Hospital Phuket, located in southern Thailand in the Andaman Sea and the Indian Ocean on Phuket Island near Patong beach, one of the most popular tourist attractions in Phuket.

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                          UPMC Bedford Memorial

                          Pennsylvania, United States


                          Languages: English

                          UPMC Bedford Memorial is an acute care general hospital with units for medical, surgical, obstetrical, intensive care, coronary care, and telemetry services, and offers a variety of diagnostic capabil...

                          HM Hospitales

                          Madrid, Spain


                          Accreditation: ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001

                          Languages: English, Spanish

                          HM Hospitales was created in 1989 by Dr. Juan Abarca Campal, its current President and Chief Executive Officer, in order to bring in a new model of private health his understanding of medicine: safe a...

                          VITA Curitiba Hospital

                          Paraná, Brazil


                          Languages: English, Portuguese

                          The VITA Curitibais considered one of the sets of higher quality hospital in the country and most importantly the state of Paraná, characterized by high-complexity care.
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