Orthopedic surgery is concerned
with conditions associated to the musculoskeletal system. Some of the more well-known
procedures are total knee replacement, partial knee replacement, total hip replacement,
total shoulder replacement, hip resurfacing, anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction,
arthroscopy, meniscal repair, and spinal surgeries.
The number of patients traveling for orthopedic procedures has increased dramatically
over the past several years due to an increasingly older population in many developed
nations and the significant cost savings available.
If you are coming to Miami for an orthopedic procedure, you will need to spend between
seven and twenty-one days in the area, depending on the type of procedure. Details
of your itinerary will depend on your hospital’s particular protocols, but in general,
you will start with your preoperative exams on the day after your arrival, have
surgery on the following day, then get discharged from the hospital a day or two
later. You will then need seven to fourteen days to recuperate and undergo rehabilitation
therapy before traveling home.
For hospitals and clinics specializing in orthopedic procedures see page 68 of this
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