A meniscus repair surgery with implants is a procedure used to reduce or eliminate chronic pain in the knee, typically resulting from an injury.
Because of the cost involved with the surgery, many people have to live with painkillers or even tolerate the pain. Fortunately, Costa Rica is becoming an affordable option where injured people can get relief and go back to a normal life and without sacrificing service or quality.
The meniscus is a gelatinous tissue made of cartilage that is located in the knee joint and prevents bones from direct contact. Sometimes, due to accidents, sometimes in heavy contact sports like football, the meniscus gets torn. Over time, this can cause chronic pain. In some cases, the meniscus should be repaired with implants.
The surgery involves inserting an implant in the places where the meniscus is torn. It is a short surgery and the patient can usually go to his hotel after two or three days. In most cases, it is recommended that the patient stays in a hotel for a week before going back home. Also, almost all patients will need help with dressing or putting on shoes for a few days.
Once back home, the patient will need to follow a therapy program or at least obey certain guidelines about movements and activities. Nevertheless, in almost all cases, the pain disappears or is reduced to a minimum level.
Don’t let cost be a barrier between you and a life without pain. Come to Costa Rica, where we can help you find a reputable, highly trained and experience doctor that speaks English and won’t charge you a fortune.
The average cost of a meniscus repair surgery with implants is $6,300 US dollars. Your package will also include:
Private transportation (1 airport and 3 hospital roundtrip 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.
If you are interested in meniscus repair surgery with implants in Costa Rica and just want a life free of pain, please fill out the “Find a Doctor” form. A participating medical specialist will reply.