Joints can wear down due to degenerative diseases, genetics, or age related activity. Severe joint damage is potentially painful and debilitating to a person’s quality of life. Thanks to advancement in joint replacement surgery and therapy, many people are able to live normal active lives that are pain free. Joint replacement involves either partially or completely removing the joint. Functionality to the joint is restored by bone grafting or other means of replacement. The most common joint surgery treatments are partial or complete hip and knee replacements.
The cost of joint replacement surgery varies widely depending on the procedure performed and individual complications. Many countries can perform joint replacement surgery with the same quality of care as in the United States for just a fraction of the price in comparison.