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Acibadem Maslak Hospital

Istanbul, Turkey
10 reviews
JCI - Joint Commission International ISO 9001:2008 - International Organization for Standardization
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Memorial Atasehir Hospital

Istanbul, Turkey
15 reviews
JCI - Joint Commission International ISO 9001:2000 - International Organization for Standardization TTB - Turkish Medical Association
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Ethica Incirli Hospital

Istanbul, Turkey
21 reviews
TTB - Turkish Medical Association
FROM€ 3,983
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Kent Hospital

İzmir, Turkey
JCI - Joint Commission International
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Medical Park Ankara Hospital

Ankara, Turkey
4 reviews
JCI - Joint Commission International EMBT - European Group for Blood and Marrow Transplantation ISCT - International Society for Cellular Therapy
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KCM Clinic

Jelenia Góra, Poland
1 review
TÜV SÜD - Technical Control Unit ISO 9001:2008 - International Organization for Standardization IFSO - International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders
FROM€ 6,100
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Acibadem Bodrum Hospital

Muğla, Turkey
5 reviews
JCI - Joint Commission International ISO 9001:2008 - International Organization for Standardization
FROM€ 12,000
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Memorial Ankara Hospital

Ankara, Turkey
6 reviews
JCI - Joint Commission International ISO 9001:2000 - International Organization for Standardization TTB - Turkish Medical Association
FROM€ 13,277
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Kolan British Hospital

Nicosia, Cyprus
2 reviews
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Medical Park Antalya Hospital

Antalya, Turkey
11 reviews
JCI - Joint Commission International EMBT - European Group for Blood and Marrow Transplantation ISCT - International Society for Cellular Therapy
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Carolina Medical Center

Warsaw, Poland
ISO 9001:2008 - International Organization for Standardization
FROM€ 8,000
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Medipol Mega University Hospital

Istanbul, Turkey
9 reviews
JCI - Joint Commission International
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Memorial Antalya Hospital

Antalya, Turkey
9 reviews
JCI - Joint Commission International ISO 9001:2000 - International Organization for Standardization TTB - Turkish Medical Association
FROM€ 13,277
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Kolan International Hospital

Istanbul, Turkey
3 reviews
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Florence Nightingale Istanbul

Istanbul, Turkey
6 reviews
JCI - Joint Commission International ISO 9001:2000 - International Organization for Standardization TÜV SÜD - Technical Control Unit
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Knee Replacement Cost

Average Knee Replacement costs are € 8,948, based on Knee Replacement prices from 20 clinics. Cheapest Knee Replacement cost is € 3,983 where Knee Replacement prices can go up to € 13,277.

Knee Replacement prices vary greatly depending on the clinic and the location. For example, Knee Replacement in Turkey is a popular option where Knee Replacement costs as low as € 3,983. You can also find Knee Replacement clinics in Poland starting from € 6,100.

Please note that the Knee Replacement prices listed on FlyMedi are the average price for Knee Replacement procedures. Clinics may ask you to provide them with specific information about your medical condition in order to provide you a detailed cost estimate for Knee Replacement procedures. To receive a personalized Knee Replacement quote, please click HERE.

Knee Replacement

Knee replacement surgery, also called knee arthroplasty, is a very common orthopedic operation all around the world. In 2014, more than 720.000 surgeries were performed in the USA. Knee replacement surgery’s main purpose is to ease the painfrom psoriatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and osteoarthritis. Patients who are suffering from advanced rheumatoid arthritis are more likely to experience the complications of knee replacement surgery. In the conditions of ligament tears, certain cartilage defects, and meniscus tears, knee replacement surgery can be performed as well.

There are alternative treatments for the knee replacement procedure; however, the suitability of the patients is dependent on their medical condition. Alternative treatments involve:
● Weight loss as a means to reduce pressure on the knees 
● Arthroscopic knee surgery, also known as minimally invasive knee surgery 
● Hyaluronic acid knee injections 
● Stem cells for knee treatment

Knee Replacement Candidates

Knee replacement surgery is recommended for patients suffering from: ● Rheumatoid arthritis ● Psoriatic arthritis ● Knee structure deformity from trauma or disease ● Ligament tears ● Cartilage tears ● Meniscus tears

Am I Suitable for Knee Replacement?

It is not suggested to perform knee replacement surgery for the patients who are suffering from cancer, peripheral vascular diseases, lung, kidney or heart problems, obesity, muscle weakness, and infections or clotting diseases.

Preparing for Knee Replacement

For at least two weeks before the knee replacement operation, the patient should avoid taking aspirin and immunosuppressive drugs. Also, the patient should stop smoking before the surgery since it might interrupt the recovery period and increase the risk of complications. In addition, alcohol consumption might have an influence on anesthesia. Therefore, it should be avoided before the surgery as well.

How is Knee Replacement Performed?

Knee replacement surgery can be performed in two different ways, which are total knee replacement surgery and partial knee replacement surgery.

There are three main cartilage structures in the knee, which are the lateral, the medial, and the patellofemoral.Based on the number of damaged cartilage structures, the patient can opt for a total knee replacement or a partial knee replacement. Between 10% to 30% of patients opt for a partial knee replacement – this procedure requires a smaller initial incision; a shorter hospital stay and has a lower risk of developing complications. 

When the method of surgery is chosen, surgeons can start performing the operation.After general anesthesia starts showing its effect, surgeons make an incision in the middle of the knee. Then, the knee is positioned in a 90 degrees angle for the surgeon to see the operation area clearly. After that, surgeons remove the damaged structures and restructure the bone in order to prepare it for the prosthesis.The knee replacement can be attached to the patella, tibia, or femur. After applying bone cement, surgeons monitor the mobility of the operated knee if it is thought to be adequate then surgeons close the incision site and the recovery period starts.

Knee Replacement Summary

Anesthesia

General anesthetic

Hospital Stay

Patient is required to stay 2 to 5 nights in the hospital

Back to Work

2 to 4 weeks

Duration of Operation

1 to 3 hours

Minimum Stay

1 to 2 weeks

Knee Replacement Recovery

After the operation patient should stay at the hospital for 4 days. A couple of days after the operation, with the assistance of walking aids patient, can walk and sit. The regular recovery period of knee replacement operation is about 6 weeks.

Approximately nine out of ten patients experience a sudden relief from pain in the knee area after surgery. After the surgery, it is crucial to contact with a physical therapist, and for 2 months, the patient should see the physical therapist to follow the instructions.

Knee Replacement Risks and Complications

There are several risks and complications of the knee replacement procedure, which are complications as a result of anesthesia, scarring, infection, loose or misaligned prosthesis components and scar tissue, which affects knee mobility.

The possibility of experiencing complications after knee replacement surgery is around 1%.

Knee Replacement Side Effects

Side effects of knee replacement operation involve bruising, nausea from anesthesia, knee pain, bleeding, discomfort, and dizziness.

Knee Replacement Success Rates

There is a 95% success rate of knee replacement surgery based on its reviews. Around 90% of prosthesis last 10 years and 80% last more than 20 years before requiring revision surgery.

Knee Replacement FAQ

- Knee replacement pain - how long does it last? 
Even though the knee replacement operation itself is not painful, during the recovery period from the knee replacement surgery and physical therapy sessions, patients might experience pain and discomfort, which would last for about 4 days.

- Can I exercise after knee surgery? 
The patient may engage in low impact exercises or sports such as swimming or golfing in around 2-3 months after the surgery. Jogging, tennis, and basketball should be avoided. 

- When can I return to work? 
After the operation, patients are mostly able to go back to work in around 2-4 weeks.

This content is written and reviewed by our medical content team in August, 2019.