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Brazil Gets Credit For Helping Start Medical Tourism

Brazil originally opened up medical options for patients outside of the US! In 1999, Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein was the first outside of the US to be accredited by JCI.

Osteoarthritis of the Knee Program

Osteoarthritis of the knee is caused when there is damage of the cushioning in the knee joint called cartilage. This damage leads to bone friction causing severe pain and stiffness in the knee joint.

Major factors that cause osteoarthritis are age, obesity, injury, infection, and heredity. The symptoms are pain, swelling, warm joint, stiffness, and creaking sound with movement.

Treatments:

  • Exercise, physical and occupational therapy.
  • Weight loss.
  • Wearing braces.
  • Injections of steroids.
  • Pain medications.
  • Hyaluronic acid injection (reduces pain by increasing joint lubrication).
  • Surgery.

    Surgery must be considered only when all alternatives fail. Osteoarthritis can be cured completely in most instances with proper medical care.


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                      E-Da Hospital

                      Kaohsiung, Taiwan


                      Accreditation: JCI

                      Languages: English, Chinese

                      E-Da Hospital is comparable to a five star hotel: there are masters' sculptures, paintings, the lingering sound of the piano, and the water show of Life Fountain at the entrance. Walking into E-Da Hos...

                      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...

                      The Lister Hospital

                      London, United Kingdom


                      Languages: English

                      The Lister Hospital is a private hospital providing world-class healthcare in the heart of Chelsea, London. We offer the warmest welcome, the highest quality and choice of private healthcare, excellen...

                      Clifford Hospital

                      Guangdong, China


                      Accreditation: JCI

                      Languages: English, Chinese

                      Clifford Hospital is located in a vast and prosperous community that has a garden-like environment. The hospital has employed about 1,000 medical professionals, among them, more 100 are specialists, P...

                      UCSF Medical Center

                      California, United States


                      Languages: English, Cantonese, Mandarin, Spanish, Russian

                      UCSF Medical Center is recognized throughout the world for innovative patient care, advanced technology and pioneering research. We are one of the nation's top 10 hospitals, according to an annual sur...
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