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We will create an all-inclusive medical package that includes everything you need from start to finish. Let us handle the details while you work on recovering in comfort.

Medical Tour

Recover in Bangkok with the convenience of home. Kitchen, Bedroom, Living Room, and all the appliances you need. Free Wifi, pool, gym, spa, and restaurant are all available to you.

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We will help you discover your options in Bangkok and submit a Free Quote for the total cost that includes everything. A board certified surgeon will review your case and provide a free consult within 48 hours. We can also arrange a phoneFree Quote consultation with the surgeon for serious patients that are interested.

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AfterCare Support

Our surgeons will have you walking with support in 2 days and you will be able to fly home in 7 days if you must. Thailand is known for its exceptional hospitality and care and is an ideal location to recover. Included in your total knee replacement After Knee Implant Surgery Carepackage is after care and therapy. Personal assistants are also available for daily errands.

After Care

Advance Medical Care

The surgical team will recommend the best prothesis for your case to restore optimal knee movement. We have the ability to use implants from all the major manufacturers. We use the latest instruments and prostheses available. OurKnee Implant Prothestic doctors will discuss which implant best matches your age, life style, activity level and bone density.

Medical Care

Total Knee Replacement Packages

Knee Pain

Is severe joint pain interfering with your life?

Then investigating your options is the first step. For some this could mean total joint replacement and for others something less invasive will be a better choice. Hopefully you will find information on our site to answer many of your questions, explain treatment options and offer real costs in Bangkok Thailand.

Why ThaiMed

Mike Brennan ThaiMedMyname is Mike Brennan and 10 years ago I was a self-employed American living in Japan with no health insurance. Medical care is not good in Japan AND I knew it would be absolutely unaffordable to address my unmet medical needs back in the US.

I was told Thailand offered excellent medical care at prices I could afford easily and as a bonus cosmetic surgery that was a bargain. Luckily many hospitals & clinics were available on the Internet so it was easy to find the names and addresses. I remember thinking “I can do this”!

However upon arrival in Bangkok I found that things were not as advertised, at least not as I imagined based on their representations on line, and nobody to help me I could trust or even understand easily. Some were just unacceptable while others provided care to a different standard than I was accustomed. Language was a problem and Thai doctors are uncomfortable with hard questions from prospective patients.

As I addressed my needs I realized there were many Baby Boomers like me with bad insurance or no insurance and what an ideal solution I could offer.. It has been very hard to organize. In the beginning Thai Doctors didn’t want to pay me but slowly doctors realized I could bring them extra patients and over time a successful business has been built around this idea.

I use board certified surgeons with privileges in the nicest hospitals and my results are great! I do most orthopedic surgery in a smaller hospital where the CEO is an orthopedic surgeon I have known him for years and his Thai board certified orthopaedic surgeon with USA fellowship training that is active in the OR. You cannot do better in Bangkok on price unless you speak Thai and can tolerate pain.

I am expecting orthopedic surgery to become our major business. To see why just check the prices.

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Thailand Affordable Knee Surgery in Bangkok

Orthopedic Surgeon

Thailand Orthopedic Surgeon in Bangkok

Dr. Wallob is the head of the orthopedic department with USA fellowship training. Even before you arrive, he will offer an online consultation and telephone interview.

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Positive Pressure Operating Theater

Pressure differential is a key ingredient in clean rooms and clean zones. Differences inpressure can help control airborne contaminants both in clean rooms and clean zones.

After Care & Therapy

Knee Surgery After Care

Knee replacement is surgery for people with severe knee damage. Knee replacement can relieve pain and allow you to be more active. Learn about the surgery and after care.

What patients say about ThaiMed

A lot of my friends were apprehensive when I told them I was travelling to Thailand to have surgery, I told them the only thing I was worried about was the language barrier and finding trustworthy people to deal with. I feel so lucky to have found and dealt with Thaimed. I purchased the 'Worry Free' package and absolutely everything was looked after.
Ms. Law, Australia

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Knee Implant Devices

Todays knee implant devices allow for faster recovery and better results.Our othopedic surgeon will review your knee condition and discuss the possible knee implant devices that are ideal for your specific case. Implants are made of metal alloys, ceramic material, or strong plastic parts, and can be joined to your bone by acrylic cement. A knee replacement can relieve pain and help you live a fuller, more active life. There are three main types of knee replacement devices:

  • Fixed Bearing Total Knee Systems: Both sides of the knee (the inside or medial compartment and outside or lateral compartment) are replaced in a single total knee replacement procedure, and with this type of device the plastic insert is fixed in place.
  • Mobile Bearing Total Knee Systems: similar to that above, but with a plastic insert which is able to move within the joint, allowing more natural and complex knee movements and possibly creating less wear.
  • Unicompartmental knee systems: this type of replacement is used where disease is limited to one compartment in the knee, and is effectively a “half-knee” replacement.
  • Implant Devices

    Stryker Knee Implant
    Zimmer Knee Implant
    Depuy Johnson and Johnson Knee Implant
    Bioment Knee Implant
    Smith and Nephew Knee Implant
    Knee Implant Robotic Surgery

    Knee Implants

    If you would like, you can submit your files and records for our orthopedic surgeon to review. We will then provide a treatment plan and submit it with the doctors recommendations..

    Orthopedic Video

    Medical Videos Click the logo image of the orthopedic manufacturer to watch their video about their knee replacement prothesis.

    Stryker

    Stryker Orthopedics Stryker Primary Knee
    The Stryker Primary Knee Replacement System accommodates the active and varied lifestyles of today’s patients by offering a constellation of function and sizing options.

    Zimmer

    Zimmer Orthopedics NexGen LPS-Flex
    The Zimmer NexGen LPS-Flex Mobile and LPS-Mobile Bearing Knees provide an anteriorly positioned pivot near the entry point of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL).

    Johnson & Johnson Depuy

    Johnson & Johnson Depuy Sigma Knee Implant Sigma Fixed-Bearing Knees
    Fixed-Bearing knees are the most widely used knee replacements. DePuy Orthopaedics' Sigma Fixed-Bearing Knee is a leader in Fixed-Bearing Knee systems.

    Biomet

    Biomet ORthopedics Vanguard Vanguard Complete Knee
    The Vanguard Complete Knee represents the clinical heritage of knee systems and combines state-of-the-art design features to produce the most comprehensive total knee system.

    Smith and Nephew

    Smith & Nephew Visionaire Verilast Knee Technology
    The LEGION Primary Knee with VERILAST Technology has been lab tested to provide wear performance sufficient for 30 years of actual use under typical conditions.
    After two days I was up walking again and taking it easy. Today I am more active then I was prior to my surgery. I no longer have to sit on the side lines and watch my family have fun without me. I am not a hinderance to them or myself and glad I elected to have knee surgery!

    Computer Assisted Total Knee Arthroplasty

    Computer Assisted SurgeryComputers can take the “guess work” out of surgery. It allows the surgery to be done with greater precision and accuracy.

    Many studies have shown that knee replacements that are performed well (well-aligned and balanced) are more likelyto last longer and feel better. In addition, it can shorten the hospital stay and decrease recovery time.

    Gender Specific Knee Replacement

    Computer Assisted SurgeryFrom the cells in their bodies to their taste in clothes, it’s no surprise that women are different from men. Research shows women and men are different all the way to their knees.

    Even so, knee replacement implants have been designed based on an average size of women’s and men’s knees. It is designed to better accommodate the subtle nuances of each sex type.

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    Frequently Asked Questions:

    Q: What causes knee pain?

    There are many different causes of knee pain. The major causes include injury, arthritis and infection.

    Q: What is a total knee replacement?

    In total knee replacement surgery, the parts of the bones that rub together are resurfaced with metal and plastic implants. Using special, precision instruments, your surgeon will typically remove the damaged surfaces of all three bones. The replacement surfaces will then be fixed into place.

    The surface of the femur is replaced with a rounded metal component that comes very close to matching the curve of your natural bone. The surface of the tibia is replaced with a smooth plastic component. This flat metal component holds a smooth plastic piece made of ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene plastic that serves as the cartilage. The undersurface of the kneecap may also be replaced with an implant made of the same polyethylene plastic.

    Q: How do I know if I need a knee replacement?

    If you have difficulty walking or performing everyday activities such as getting dressed, it may be time to consider knee replacement surgery.

    Doctors generally try to delay total knee replacement for as long as possible in favor of less invasive treatments. However for patients with advanced joint disease, knee replacement offers the chance for relief from pain and a return to normal activities.

    Q: How do I prepare for knee replacement surgery?

    If you and your surgeon decide that total knee replacement is right for you, a date will be scheduled for your surgery. Several things may be necessary to prepare for surgery. For example, your surgeon might ask you to have a physical examination by an internist or your regular doctor.

    Because blood transfusions are likely to be needed during your surgery, you may want to donate one unit of your own blood, or possibly two units if your surgeon feels it is needed. All preparations for surgery should be discussed with your surgeon.

    Q: What can I expect after knee replacement surgery?

    When you are back in your hospital room, you will begin a rehabilitation program that will help you regain strength, balance, and range of movement in your knee. This program will be designed specifically for you. It may include a machine, called a continuous passive motion machine that automatically moves your leg to help reduce stiffness.

    Your physical therapist will help you perform appropriate exercises. About 24 hours after surgery, you will probably be asked to stand. Within the next 24 hours, you will probably begin to walk a few steps with the help of a walker. You will be discharged as soon as your surgeon determined that you have recovered sufficiently. You can expect to stay in the hospital for about three days after your surgery. You may or may not be transferred to a rehabilitation facility for a few more days, as determined by your surgeon. Your bandages and sutures will usually be removed before you leave the hospital. At home, you will need to continue your exercises. Your physical therapist will instruct you about proper home care, and may continue to work with you.

    Q: How soon can I walk after knee replacement surgery?

    The speed with which a person is able to discontinue the use of crutches, walker or cane varies from individual to individual. The majority of people require only a cane after six weeks, although others may need more time to progress and soon after become independent of any assistance device.

    Q: How soon can I return to normal activities after surgery?

    Within six weeks after surgery, most patients are able to walk with a cane. You will probably feel well enough to drive a car within seven to eight weeks after surgery.

    In most cases, successful joint replacement surgery will relieve your pain and stiffness, and allow you to resume many of your normal daily activities. But even after you have fully recovered from your surgery, you will still have some restrictions. Normal daily activities do not include contact sports or activities that put excessive strain on your joints. Although your artificial joint can be replaced, a second implant is seldom as effective as the first.

    Q: Will an implant set off a metal detector?

    Since knee implants are made of metal, there’s a chance they could set off metal detectors. 

    Patients have reported mixed experiences at airports: some detectors go off and some don’t.

    You may be provided with a special card to keep in your wallet explaining that you have a knee implant.

    Q: How long will a joint replacement last?

    Longevity of the prosthetic knee varies from patient to patient. It depends on many factors, such as a patient's physical condition, activity level, and weight, as well as the accuracy of implant placement during surgery. It is useful to keep in mind that prosthetic joints are not as strong or durable as a natural, healthy joint, and there is no guarantee that a prosthetic joint will last the rest of a patient's life.

    Today, total knee replacement has become a common and predictable procedure. Many patients enjoy relief from pain and improved function, compared to their status before surgery. As a result, some patients may have unrealistic expectations about what the prosthetic knee can do and how much activity it can withstand. As with any mechanical joint, the knee components move against each other. Natural fluid in the joint space, called synovial fluid, helps to lubricate the implants just as it lubricates the bones and cartilage in a natural joint. Still, the prosthetic components do wear as they roll and slide against each other during movement. As with car tires or brake pads, the rate of wear depends partly on how the knee joint is used. Activities that place a lot of stress on the joint implants, as may be the case with heavier and more active patients, may reduce the service life of the prosthesis. Implant loosening and wear on the plastic portions of the implant can lead to the necessity for revision surgery to replace the worn components, or all of the components. Your doctor will be in the best position to discuss these issues with you, taking into account your particular clinical circumstances, the type of implants used, and your post-surgical lifestyle.

    Talk with your doctor about the following points, and how they might affect the longevity and success of your knee replacement:

    • Avoiding repetitive heavy lifting
    • Avoiding excessive stair climbing
    • Maintaining appropriate weight
    • Staying healthy and active
    • Avoiding "impact loading" sports such as jogging, downhill skiing and high impact aerobics
    • Consulting your surgeon before beginning any new sport or activity
    • Thinking before you move
    • Avoiding any physical activities involving quick stop-start motion, twisting or impact stresses
    • Avoiding excessive bending when weight bearing, like climbing steep stairs
    • Not lifting or pushing heavy objects
    • Not kneeling
    • Avoiding low seating surfaces and chairs
    Q: Who are the average patient that under-go knee replacement surgery?

    Knee replacement is a routine surgery performed on over 600,000 people worldwide each year. Over 90% of people who have had Total Knee Replacement experience an improvement in knee pain and function.

    In the U.S., the average joint replacement patient is around 65-70 years old, however patients of all ages have received knee implants.

    Doctors generally allow patients to resume sexual activities as soon as they feel able. In the months following surgery, patients are generally advised to take it easy and modify their positioning to keep pressure off of the joint while it’s healing. As always, it is best to consult with your doctor about what’s safe for your particular condition.

    Q: I am knock-kneed/bow-legged. Can knee replacement surgery correct this?

    Many people are born with a natural tendency toward knock knees or bowleggedness. However, severe arthritis can lead to an uncomfortable degree of misalignment.

    One of the goals of total knee replacement is to restore your body’s natural alignment. Special instrumentation are available to help surgeons replicate natural, optimum alignment.

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