Osteoarthritis Treatment in Philippines

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Makati Medical Center
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William Fan, 16 September 2020

I've done multiple medical check-ups with MMC as well as when my dad was confined for a few weeks there. Place was well kept clean, signs and staff are friendly and answers to questions well. Their services are prompt and the doctors and staff are very professional.

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Far North Luzon General Hospital and Training Center

Far North Luzon General Hospital and Training Center, located in Luna, Apayao, Philippines offers patients Osteoarthritis Treatment procedures among its total of 256 available procedures, across 5 different specialties. Currently, there's no pricing information for Osteoarthritis Treatment procedures at Far North Luzon General Hospital and Training Center, as all prices are available on request only. There is currently a lack of information available on the specialists practicing at the Hospital, and they are not accredited by any recognized accreditations institutes

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Premiere Medical Center

Premiere Medical Center, located in Cabanatuan, Nueva Ecija, Philippines offers patients Osteoarthritis Treatment procedures among its total of 256 available procedures, across 5 different specialties. Currently, there's no pricing information for Osteoarthritis Treatment procedures at Premiere Medical Center, as all prices are available on request only. There is currently a lack of information available on the specialists practicing at the Hospital, and they are not accredited by any recognized accreditations institutes

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Aklan Baptist Hospital

Aklan Baptist Hospital, located in Nabas, Aklan, Philippines offers patients Osteoarthritis Treatment procedures among its total of 256 available procedures, across 5 different specialties. Currently, there's no pricing information for Osteoarthritis Treatment procedures at Aklan Baptist Hospital, as all prices are available on request only. There is currently a lack of information available on the specialists practicing at the Hospital, and they are not accredited by any recognized accreditations institutes

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Butuan Doctors' Hospital

Butuan Doctors' Hospital, located in Butuan, Agusan del Norte, Philippines offers patients Osteoarthritis Treatment procedures among its total of 256 available procedures, across 5 different specialties. Currently, there's no pricing information for Osteoarthritis Treatment procedures at Butuan Doctors' Hospital, as all prices are available on request only. There is currently a lack of information available on the specialists practicing at the Hospital, and they are not accredited by any recognized accreditations institutes

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Notre Dame de Chartres Hospital

Notre Dame de Chartres Hospital, located in Baguio, Benguet, Philippines offers patients Osteoarthritis Treatment procedures among its total of 256 available procedures, across 5 different specialties. Currently, there's no pricing information for Osteoarthritis Treatment procedures at Notre Dame de Chartres Hospital, as all prices are available on request only. There is currently a lack of information available on the specialists practicing at the Hospital, and they are not accredited by any recognized accreditations institutes

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Bataan Peninsula Medical Center

Bataan Peninsula Medical Center, located in Dinalupihan, Bataan, Philippines offers patients Osteoarthritis Treatment procedures among its total of 256 available procedures, across 5 different specialties. Currently, there's no pricing information for Osteoarthritis Treatment procedures at Bataan Peninsula Medical Center, as all prices are available on request only. There is currently a lack of information available on the specialists practicing at the Hospital, and they are not accredited by any recognized accreditations institutes

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Batanes General Hospital

Batanes General Hospital, located in Basco, Batanes, Philippines offers patients Osteoarthritis Treatment procedures among its total of 256 available procedures, across 5 different specialties. Currently, there's no pricing information for Osteoarthritis Treatment procedures at Batanes General Hospital, as all prices are available on request only. There is currently a lack of information available on the specialists practicing at the Hospital, and they are not accredited by any recognized accreditations institutes

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Jesus of Nazareth Hospital

Jesus of Nazareth Hospital, located in Batangas City, Batangas, Philippines offers patients Osteoarthritis Treatment procedures among its total of 256 available procedures, across 5 different specialties. Currently, there's no pricing information for Osteoarthritis Treatment procedures at Jesus of Nazareth Hospital, as all prices are available on request only. There is currently a lack of information available on the specialists practicing at the Hospital, and they are not accredited by any recognized accreditations institutes

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Natalio Castillo Sr. Memorial Hospital

Natalio Castillo Sr. Memorial Hospital, located in Loon, Bohol, Philippines offers patients Osteoarthritis Treatment procedures among its total of 256 available procedures, across 5 different specialties. Currently, there's no pricing information for Osteoarthritis Treatment procedures at Natalio Castillo Sr. Memorial Hospital, as all prices are available on request only. There is currently a lack of information available on the specialists practicing at the Hospital, and they are not accredited by any recognized accreditations institutes

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What you need to know about Osteoarthritis Treatment in Philippines

Osteoarthritis Treatment

Osteoarthritis is a condition that arises when the protective cartilage cushioning the ends of the bone wears down over time. It can damage any joint, but it most commonly affects the joints in the knees, hands, spine, and hips. This condition is the most common form of arthritis.

Osteoarthritis is a long-term condition that cannot be cured. However, several treatments are available to manage your symptoms and help you move better. Treatment options include medications, knee injections, therapy, and surgery.

What does a Osteoarthritis Treatment Procedure Involve?

Knee injections

For people with symptomatic knee osteoarthritis, an artificial joint fluid injection can be an option. The fluid lubricates and cushions the joint so it can move more easily. Your doctor may give you a single-dose injection into your knee joint, or you may need a series of injections. 

Corticosteroids Injections

Injections of corticosteroid medications can reduce inflammation, decreasing pain, and swelling in joints. Your doctor will usually give corticosteroids by injection. During corticosteroid injections, the area around your joint is numbed. Then, the doctor places a needle into space within the joint and injects the medication. The number of injections you can receive is usually limited to three or four injections per year.

Therapy

  • Physical therapy – a physical therapist can work with you to develop an exercise regimen that suits your needs. The exercise regimen can help reduce pain, improve muscle strength, improve balance and gait, and increase the range of motion of the stiff joints. If you need any additional help, physical therapists can also help you learn to use assistive devices, such as braces, splints, and shoe inserts. Also, your physical therapist can show you how to use canes or walkers.

  • Occupational therapy – an occupational therapist can help you find new ways to do everyday tasks without putting extras stress on your painful joints. For instance, if you have knee osteoarthritis, using a bench in the shower could help relieve the pain of standing.

Surgery

Severe cases of osteoarthritis may need surgery to repair or repair the damaged joints. There are some types of surgery that can be used, including:

  • Joint replacement – also known as arthroplasty, this procedure involves removing the damaged joint surfaces and replacing them with prosthetic made from metal or plastic. The most common types of joint replacement are knee and hip replacements.

  • Arthroscopic surgery – during this surgery, damaged or torn cartilage is trimmed from a joint. In some cases, doctors use this procedure to remove bone spurs. The procedure is performed using an arthroscope, which is a small tube with a small camera on its end. 

  • Bone realignment – the type of surgery used to realign bones that are damaged by arthritis is called an osteotomy. In a knee osteotomy, your surgeon makes an incision across the bone either below or above the knee. Then, a wedge of bone is added or removed. This is done to shift your body weight away from the worn-out part of the knee.

  • Bone fusion – during this surgery, your surgeon permanently fused the bones in a joint together to increase stability and reduce pain. This surgery is also called arthrodesis.

MyMediTravel currently lists 34 facilities in Philippines offering Osteoarthritis Treatment procedures - see above for the complete list, along with estimated prices. The price of a Osteoarthritis Treatment can vary according to each individual’s case and will be determined based on your medical profile and an in-person assessment with the specialist. For a personalized quoteClick Here to submit your details

How Long Should I Stay in Philippines for a Osteoarthritis Treatment Procedure?

Your length of stay in Philippines can vary, depending on the type of treatment you undergo. For knee and corticosteroid injection, you may be able to leave for home the next day. If you have physical and/or occupational therapy, your length of stay depends on how many visits are needed for your case. On average, you may need to stay in Philippines for 4 to 8 weeks for therapy. With surgery, you need to stay in the hospital for 1 to 5 days, and stay at least 7 to 10 more days in the area after you are discharged.

What's the Recovery Time for Osteoarthritis Treatment Procedures in Philippines?

The severity of your osteoarthritis, the type of treatment you have, as well as your age and general health, determines your recovery time. For knee injections, corticosteroid injections, physical therapy, and occupational therapy, you should be able to return to your normal activities as soon as you feel ready and you when you do not experience any symptoms that interfere with your ability to do daily tasks. With surgeries, you may be able to resume most activities, including work, within 6 weeks. However, it may take around 6 months until you are 100% recovered.

What sort of Aftercare is Required for Osteoarthritis Treatment Procedures in Philippines?

Your doctor should give you detailed aftercare that you will need to follow. If you undergo surgery, the aftercare may include:

  • Take pain medicine as directed

  • Rest between activities as needed

  • Elevate and put cold packs on the affected area

  • Try home exercise (as recommended by your surgeon).

It is important that you follow the instructions your doctor gives you to help you heal quickly and to avoid further complications.

What's the Success Rate of Osteoarthritis Treatment Procedures in Philippines?

The success rate varies for each treatment type. Osteoarthritis treatment is known to be highly successful in providing pain relief, keeping mobility, and improving quality of life. However, there are still some side effects and risks you need to be aware of, especially with injections and surgery. These include:

  • Worsening joint damage

  • Infections

  • Blood clots

  • Wearing out of artificial joints

  • Limited range of motion in the joint.

Are there Alternatives to Osteoarthritis Treatment Procedures in Philippines?

Sometimes, lifestyle and home remedies are enough to manage the symptoms of osteoarthritis. You can try low-impact exercise and lose some weight to reduce pain and relieve some pressure. You can also consider movement therapies, assistive devices, and acupuncture as the alternatives to osteoarthritis treatment.

What Should You Expect Before and After the Procedure

Before osteoarthritis treatment, you may feel pain in the affected joint that prevents you from doing your daily activities and stops you from enjoying the activities you love. After treatment, the pain should be relieved and you should be able to move better.

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. This content was last updated on 28/11/2020.

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