Types of surgery
There are two main types of knee replacement surgery, and which one you will have depends on the condition of your knee:
- Total Knee Replacement (TKR) - Both sides of the knee joint are replaced.
- Partial (half) Knee Replacement (PKR) - Just one side of the joint is
replaced with a smaller operation and a shorter hospital stay and recovery
Why is knee replacement surgery needed?
The most common condition associated with needing a knee replacement surgery is osteoarthritis. Other conditions that can cause knee damage to develop include:
- knee injury
- rheumatoid arthritis
About Angeles Health
Angeles Health is made up of 23 hospitals in 14 cities across Mexico. As the country's largest private healthcare network we have over 11,000 medical specialists that see more North American patients than any other hospital network based outside of the US.
Angeles Health in Tijuana opened in 2006 and we are proud of the quality of care and friendly, safe environment we offer to our patients and their families. We are located just 20 minutes’ drive from San Diego, in a beautiful commercial district that boasts a movie theater with films in English, and great restaurants to choose from, many of which are familiar American brands.
Patients come to Angeles Health because we are the most advanced private hospital in Mexico. Our commitment to quality in all aspects of our services means our patients are satisfied. This is demonstrated by our recent work to obtain JCI accreditation. In addition there are fantastic cost savings to be made when comparing treatment here with treatment in the US, Canada or elsewhere in the world.
Our hospital in Tijuana has been purpose built to serve the needs of patients from the United States and Canada. The hospital is just 25 minutes' drive from the San Diego, CA airport and is within driving distance for a large section of the western United States. Over 50% of the patients we treat are medical tourists.
If you would like to find out for yourself how coming to Mexico for your knee replacement surgery could benefit you please contact us using the form on the right.