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Knee arthritis: Compare Costs for a treatment abroad

See the best foreign clinics for the treatment of "Knee arthritis". Our rating is formed according to the official data on the quality of medical services. If you need help choosing a clinic, contact us. Our coordinators will help you choose the medical solution and provide full service support. We will arrange treatment for you as soon as possible, provide you with a transfer, an interpreter and insure your trip. With Booking Health you will be able to focus on your treatment, without worrying about the hassle of  organizational issues.

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University Hospital Oldenburg

10/10 from 33 Votes

The University Hospital Oldenburg is the Teaching Hospital of the University of Oldenburg. It offers a wide range of medical services that meet the highest medical standards. The hospital has 832 beds.

Knee arthritis diagnosis
0.00
Arthroscopic or open surgery and transplantation of cartilage to treat knee osteoarthritis
0.00
Diagnosis and conservative treatment of knee arthritis
0.00
Total knee replacement in arthritic knees
0.00
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Oldenburg

Vivantes Humboldt Hospital Berlin

9.7/10 from 23 Votes

An academic clinic of the university medical complex Charité, the Vivantes Humboldt Hospital is one of the largest specialized medical institutions in Berlin.

Knee arthritis diagnosis
1509
Arthroscopic or open surgery and transplantation of cartilage to treat knee osteoarthritis
9397
Diagnosis and conservative treatment of knee arthritis
5147
Total knee replacement in arthritic knees
14874
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Berlin

Academic Hospital Asklepios Barmbek Hamburg

9.5/10 from 23 Votes

As an Academic Hospital of the University of Hamburg, the Asklepios Barmbek Hospital offers a wide range of medical services in the field of conservative and surgical treatment. The hospital was opened in 2005 and today it is one of the best and modern medical centers in Europe.

Knee arthritis diagnosis
1411
Arthroscopic or open surgery and transplantation of cartilage to treat knee osteoarthritis
8250
Diagnosis and conservative treatment of knee arthritis
4277
Total knee replacement in arthritic knees
12648
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Hamburg

PAN Clinic Cologne

9/10 from 14 Votes

The PAN Clinic has gained universal recognition due to highly professional doctors and their responsive and careful approach to the treatment.  A team of experienced doctors specialized in 25 medical focuses takes care of the patients' health.

Knee arthritis diagnosis
0.00
Arthroscopic or open surgery and transplantation of cartilage to treat knee osteoarthritis
0.00
Total knee replacement in arthritic knees
0.00
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Cologne

ATOS Fleetinsel Clinic Hamburg

10/10 from 23 Votes

The Fleetinsel Clinic Hamburg is one of the leading German clinics specializing in orthopedics and orthopedic surgery. Located on the historical Fleetinsel in Hamburg, the clinic is renowned for many years of experience and expertise. Spinal, joint and foot surgeries are the main orthopedic focuses for the clinic.

Knee arthritis diagnosis
1403
Arthroscopic or open surgery and transplantation of cartilage to treat knee osteoarthritis
8556
Diagnosis and conservative treatment of knee arthritis
4161
Total knee replacement in arthritic knees
12440
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Hamburg

ATOS Orthopedic Clinic Braunfels

10/10 from 3 Votes

The ATOS Orthopedic Clinic Braunfels offers high-quality orthopedic care. The clinic is staffed with a highly qualified medical and nursing team. In the process of treatment, doctors of the clinic apply the latest technologies ensuring a seamless, speedy recovery.

Knee arthritis diagnosis
1378
Arthroscopic or open surgery and transplantation of cartilage to treat knee osteoarthritis
8553
Diagnosis and conservative treatment of knee arthritis
4224
Total knee replacement in arthritic knees
12494
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Braunfels

ATOS Orthopedic Clinic Heidelberg

10/10 from 23 Votes

Founded in 1991, the ATOS Orthopedic Clinic Heidelberg combines top-quality service and cutting-edge medicine. It keeps track of the latest scientific developments and contributes to the development of new treatments.

Knee arthritis diagnosis
1693
Arthroscopic or open surgery and transplantation of cartilage to treat knee osteoarthritis
11152
Diagnosis and conservative treatment of knee arthritis
5846
Total knee replacement in arthritic knees
17090
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Heidelberg

University Hospital Frankfurt am Main

10/10 from 97 Votes

The University Hospital Frankfurt is part of the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Frankfurt am Main. The hospital was founded in 1914 and today it is a famous German medical institution with rich traditions. The hospital treats about 49,000 inpatients and 220,000 outpatients every year.

Knee arthritis diagnosis
1390
Arthroscopic or open surgery and transplantation of cartilage to treat knee osteoarthritis
8271
Diagnosis and conservative treatment of knee arthritis
4227
Total knee replacement in arthritic knees
12483
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Frankfurt am Main

About the disease

Knee arthritis is an inflammation, when cartilage of the knee wears off and joint bones begin to rub against each other, causing pain. This condition is very common, most prevalent in people over 45 years of age. According to the National Health Interview Survey, only in 2012 more than 51 million people were diagnosed with knee arthritis. There are two major types of this disease: osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Osteoarthritis is most often caused by aging, genetic predisposition or trauma. It develops quite gradually and is less painful than rheumatoid arthritis, which can attack several joints in different parts of the body. It is manifested by knee swelling and by overall worsening of immune system of the patient, as rheumatoid arthritis is most often an autoimmune disease.  

Symptoms

  • Severe pain in the joints
  • Difficulty walking
  • Swelling in the knee
  • Bone spurs
  • Problems with going down the stairs
  • Stiffness in the joints
  • Knee can produce grinding noise during movement
  • Pain in the knee is increased with rain and other weather changes

Knee arthritis is more common in women than in men. Professional athletes and people who lift heavy weights professionally are in the bigger risk of developing knee arthritis in future.

Diagnosis

  • General physical examination is usually the first diagnostic method for arthritis if a person experiences its symptoms. During general examination doctor will inspect the knee for the presence of swelling and bone spurs. Patient may also be required to bend knee in several positions to see which position causes the most pain.
  • X-Ray of the knee is used to get the detailed image of the knee cartilage and see if there is any bone damage.
  • MRI is usually used as X-Ray image is not clear enough and the type of arthritis still needs to be determined.

Treatment

  • Conservative treatment includes prescription of anti- inflammatory drugs, injections of steroids and wearing braces, which provide support for the knee and take away the extra load from it. Nevertheless, if arthritis is progressive, you will most probably need the surgery to eliminate the problem.   
  • Arthroscopic or open surgery and transplantation of cartilage are often combined together. During arthroscopy surgeon removes the damaged cartilage through small incisions and then metal or plastic cartilage is inserted into the knee.
  • Total knee replacement is used in patients over 55 years old. During this procedure, surgeon replaces not only the damaged cartilage, but also the affected joints and entire knee. Modern medicine allows doctors to avoid complications, which can arise after such surgery. 

Overall, knee arthritis surgery has good prognosis and patient is able to retain  walking function for more than 20 years on average.




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