Hip Replacement in South Korea

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Gachon University Gil Medical Center

Gachon University Gil Medical Center, located in Bupyeong dong, Incheon, South Korea offers patients Hip Replacement procedures among its total of 57 available procedures, across 16 different specialties. The cost of a Hip Replacement procedure ranges from ฿505,000 to ฿789,500, whilst the national average price is approximately ฿527,700. There is currently a lack of information available on the specialists practicing at the Clinic, and they are not accredited by any recognized accreditations institutes

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Incheon St. Mary's Hospital
5.0

From 4 verified reviews

JW B, 03 July 2020

Good facilities and competent doctors. All friendly nurses are satisfied. The quality of the university hospital is very different. I look forward to further development as a representative hospital in our region.

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Asan Medical Center

Asan Medical Center, located in Dogok dong, Seoul, South Korea offers patients Hip Replacement procedures among its total of 586 available procedures, across 16 different specialties. The cost of a Hip Replacement procedure ranges from ฿614,000 to ฿959,900, whilst the national average price is approximately ฿527,700. There is currently a lack of information available on the specialists practicing at the Clinic, and they are not accredited by any recognized accreditations institutes

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Samsung Medical Center
4.0

From 4 verified reviews

귀요미, 27 October 2019

It is a well known hospital. Underground food court restaurants are also delicious. It's always a busy place to go.

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Chung-Ang University Hospital
5.0

From 2 verified reviews

윤요미, 01 January 2020

Very kind and nice

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Sun Medical Center
5.0

From 1 verified reviews

HARRY CHO, 16 March 2019

This hospital is wonderful hospital! Staffs are kind. Doctors are proficient! Price is reasonable!

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Dongguk University Ilsan Medical Center
4.6

From 53 verified reviews

HANSOL HWANG, 20 September 2020

처음가본 동국대! 역사가 느껴집니다?

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Hanyang University Medical Center
4.3

From 3 verified reviews

이정덕, 23 February 2020

The nurse and doctor are very kind.

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KUIMS
4.0

From 2 verified reviews

KiJin, 12 March 2020

Thank you sermon. Thanks to this, I have a precious first child. Please continue to work for the patient.

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Inje University Ilsan Paik Hospital
3.3

From 3 verified reviews

비밀, 27 December 2019

safe hospital. it is a really nice place overall.

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What you need to know about Hip Replacement in South Korea

Hip Replacement

Before the surgery, there is pain and inflammation in your joint, your mobility is decreased and there is difficulty in walking. Your joint aches while walking, but after the surgery, you would feel relief from pain and inflammation. Your movements will be smooth and frictionless.

Hip Replacement or arthroplasty is the surgical removal of a damaged hip joint and replaced by an artificial one. The hip prosthesis is implanted in place of the original hip joint. It is made up of metallic and plastic parts. Surgery can be of two types:

  1. Total Hip Arthroplasty (THA) - involves the removal of both the acetabulum and head of the femur.
  2. Partial or Hemi Hip Replacement - only the head of the femur is replaced.

It is usually performed on those with chronic hip pain, often associated with old age, but can also be performed in cases of severe accidents, bone fractures, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, bone tumors, avascular necrosis, and other bone abnormalities.

MyMediTravel currently lists 16 facilities in South Korea offering Hip Replacement procedures - see above for the complete list, along with estimated prices. The price of a Hip Replacement can vary according to each individual’s case and will be determined based on photos and an in-person assessment with the specialist. For a personalized quote Click Here to submit your details

What does a Hip Replacement Procedure Involve?

The painful joint can be approached from four sides:

  1. Anteriorly
  2. Posteriorly
  3. Antero-laterally
  4. Laterally

The general procedure is as follows:

You are anesthetized to help you avoid pain during the surgery. After this, an incision is given whose size varies in accordance with the surgery being performed. Muscles are displaced at sides to make the joint visible. Cartilage, tendons, and ligaments are ligated. A saw is used to separate the ball portion of the joint from the femur. It is removed and a hip prosthesis is inserted in place of it. An adhesive material called Polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) cement is used to fix the prostheses there. Muscles are then re-attached to their place and the incision is stitched. Bandages are applied to cover the cut.

Nowadays, another common technique known as a minimally invasive method is used by surgeons, in which 1 or 2 cuts are given, 2 to 5 inches long. After this, standard hip replacement surgery is performed. This method is prevailing because of its advantages, such as less blood loss and pain, less healing time and less stay at hospital duration.

How Long Should I Stay in South Korea for a Hip Replacement Procedure?

You have to stay at the hospital for 4 to 8 days after surgery. Length of stay in the hospital varies with age, health and physical condition. People above 70 years of age require a 2-week stay at the hospital. Other factors such as gender, obesity and any type of physical ailment help in determining the length of your stay. Previously, hip replacements required a much longer hospital stay but with the advancement of medical science, this duration is decreasing. But you will be required to stay in South Korea for at least 2 more weeks after being discharged as follow up appointments with the surgeon will be required. After that, further check-ups with your local doctor back home will be sufficient.

What's the Recovery Time for Hip Replacement Procedures in South Korea?

Again, the recovery time depends upon your natural healing capacity and will power. Stitches are removed 2 weeks after the surgery. On average, 6 to 12 weeks are needed for complete recovery. Healing time varies in accordance with the type of surgery. In the case of minimally invasive surgery, you might be able to walk on the same day with the help of your medical staff. You can continue to drive 6 weeks after the operation.

What sort of Aftercare is Required for Hip Replacement Procedures in South Korea?

Following aftercare factors should be kept in mind after being discharged from the hospital:

  • Visit your doctor on a regular basis. Take your medicines as and when prescribed by the doctor.
  • Make sure that a family member or a friend is available to look after you.
  • There should be safety handrails along the stairs and shower. Take a shower while sitting.
  • Raised toilet seats should be used for some time.
  • Keep your hip above the level of your knees. Use pillows to lift it up while sitting.
  • Eat healthy and nutritious food. Follow a diet plan made by an expert.
  • Use walking aids such as crutches and walkers to move around.
  • Avoid unnecessary excessive movement. Use a grabbing stick to reach the required objects.
  • Try to void climbing up the stairs.
  • Avoid contact with water in the early few days. A wet bandage can be the cause of infection in your wound.
  • Use ice packs to help the swelling. They are useful in reducing inflammation.
  • Avoid rapid movements immediately after surgery. Give yourself some time to recover.

What's the Success Rate of Hip Replacement Procedures in South Korea?

58% of hip replacement surgeries have been reported to last for 25 years or more. But the average is over 15 years, after which metallic or plastic hip prostheses wear out. The success rate is 90 to 95% after 10 years of surgery. It falls to 80-85% after 20 years. The procedure is extremely effective in restoring your ability to walk and run and these surgeries are almost always successful. They can go wrong only in cases of infection and clot formation. A clot can cause pulmonary embolism and ultimately death, therefore, utmost care should be taken to avoid infection and clot formation.

Are there Alternatives to Hip Replacement Procedures in South Korea?

Hip replacement should never be the first option. There are some non-surgical alternatives to it. Some of them are:

  • Viscosupplementation: in this method lubricants are injected into the joint. Increased lubrication decreases friction and smoothens the joint movement.
  • Stem Cell Therapy: an injection of mesenchymal stem cells is given into the joint which promotes new cell production and growth. Ultimately decreasing pain and inflammation.
  • Cortisone Shots: these are steroidal injections which work by decreasing inflammation and increasing movement.
  • Hyaluronic Acid: these injections increase lubrication at the joint allowing smooth movements.
  • Plasma Rich Protein Injections: plasma proteins are separated from your own blood by centrifugation. Growth factors are injected into the joint which promotes the growth of cells.
  • Physiotherapy: this is very helpful in decreasing joint pain. Special exercises are performed under the supervision of an expert. Joint mobility is increased.  
  • Cartilage Transplant: in this method, either the cartilage is grown and inserted into the joint or the bone is stimulated to increase cartilage growth.

Whilst the information presented here has been accurately sourced and verified by a medical professional for its accuracy, it is still advised to consult with your doctor before pursuing a medical treatment at one of the listed medical providers, it is still advised to consult with your doctor before pursuing a medical treatment at one of the listed medical providers. This content was last updated on 28/11/2020

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