ACL Reconstruction in Costa RicaAn ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) repair surgery is a procedure used to repair a ligament inside the knee joint when it has been damaged, so that the knee starts to heal and the patient stops having pain.
The bad news is that the cost of surgery is out of reach for many people in the US, and Canadians must wait for months. The good news is that they have a safe, quick and affordable option: getting the procedure in Costa Rica, with an English-speaking doctor and at a hospital with state-of-the-art medical equipment.Read more

The knee is composed of many parts, and one of them is the anterior cruciate ligament or ACL, which is the tissue that connects the upper and the lower bones of your leg: the femur and the tibia. Sometimes, when there’s an accident, the ACL gets injured or inflamed, causing pain and instability. When medicines and therapy fail to correct this, it’s time to get an ACL repair surgery.The surgery is simple and you typically don’t need to spend a night in the hospital, (although you might choose to just to be on the safe side). Like with most knee surgeries, you will need to go through a therapy program, which will depend on your age, your activities, and your willingness to make lifestyle changes. Still, most patients feel that the surgery is worth it in the long run, as it stops or reduces pain.

If you’ve had a knee injury, there is no need to feel pain with literally every step you take. Come to Costa Rica and get the respite you need and deserve. We have highly experienced and trained surgeons who can perform the procedure safely and satisfactorily.

The average cost of an ACL repair surgery is $6,950 US dollars. Your package will also include:

  • Private transportation (1 airport and 3 hospital round-trip transfers)
  • Hospital Costs (surgery room, equipment, supplies, medications, etc.)
  • Hospitalization if needed (companion can stay at no extra cost)
  • Medical team fees (surgeon, assistant and anesthesiologist)
  • Regular discharge medication
  • Pre-operative exams (blood tests, EKG and an evaluation by an internist)
  • Pre-op and Post-op appointment with lead surgeon

Please keep in mind that these prices do not include the costs incurred in case of medical complications, extended hospital stays, blood transfusions, etc., which although rare, can occur and therefore could increase the final price. Hide this content.

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