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Grace Diamond, United Kingdom
star star Jul 2021

Affordable and professional treatment

Fantastic!! Definitely recommend booking via flymedi, prices are affordable which isn’t the case where I live. So far everything’s running smoothly and any questions I’ve had have been answered honestly and promptly. very caring and professional towards your needs and no judgments

El, Canada
star star Jul 2021

Angela went above and beyond my expectations. She is very friendly and you can always feel at ease contacting her. She made sure I was comfortable with our choice of surgeon Dr. Can Karaca and set up a video call for me. Always ready to help and answer any questions (she would always be available despite the 7 hour time difference)! I wasn’t really sure about traveling to Istanbul, Turkey for my procedure until I met Angela and she explained everything from start to finish and stood behind her words to always be of assistance. Mind you I have been researching for months now for a good doctor and went back and forth between waiting 2 years to get my surgery done in Canada or even traveling to Mexico for it! I was thinking Turkey would be a difficult route due to time difference and the distance but I’m very happy I chose to go to Turkey with Flymedi and I’m glad my agent was Angela Sabou! Do not hesitate to work with Flymedi and especially request Angela if you can!!! - a very satisfied client

Suzan Desmond, United States
star star Jul 2021

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After trying IVF unsuccessfully in the US for many years Maria from Adonis Fertility International gave me hope. I was very impressed by her work ethic and I trusted she would work hard at helping us become parents. Her communication was top-notch. I choose Adonis because of Maria and then worked with Amy, Nancy, and Ivanna and ALL were Amazing. Everything is broken down for you in steps and very organized. There was always someone there to answer a question you may. Its been a very smooth process, with all the legal documents and made transporting the biomaterial stress-free. We are still in our beginning stages and I will give another review at the end but everything so far has been excellent and I would recommend Adonis to any US couple looking to try IVF and hopefully become parents.

Pete Tarantino, United States
star star Jun 2021

Excellent service

Excellent service. I was really hesitant at first, because I’ve never done anything like this before, but Kirstie did a great job of answering all my questions & concerns, in a timely manner. I would highly recommend using this service.

Omar Hansen, United States
star star Jun 2021

At the beginning, I was very hesitant about having my surgeries, especially the idea of having them in Turkey, which is a country located across the ocean of where I come from, the United States of America. When I initially started my research, I came across Flymedi, and I strongly believe that connecting with them was the best decision I have made in regards of having my desired surgeries. After entering my contact information, I was contacted from Flymedi by an agent named Abud. On one hand, Abud has been a great assist and support to my journey, as he was involved in every step throughout the process. He was very responsive to all my concerns and inquiries before and after the operations. On the other hand, everyone at the clinic that I was referred to (EstEthica) was very nice and welcoming. The in-person consultant on site (Lamia) was extremely helpful and kind. She, along with the whole clinic staff, made me feel so comfortable and made the whole trip seem as smooth as possible, despite the discomfort after the surgeries. In terms of the results, I can not speak of this just yet as it has only been a week since I have had my operations. However, I will definitely come back within a couple of months to update my review and speak about the results and any other additional notes along the way. In a nutshell, all I can say that I am grateful for everything so far, and I truly appreciate everyone that was involved in this process! P.S. as a word of advice, if you are having a hair transplant operation, I highly recommend having it at least 3 - 4 days before your departure flight back home, as the post operation instructions are a bit intense and not being in a rush would significantly help with the recovery process.

Recommended For Knee Replacement

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

Not Recommended 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.

Discharge From Hospital

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

Duration Of Operation

1 to 3 hours

Minimum Stay

1 to 2 weeks

Overview

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

Preparation

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 It Is 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.

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.

Risks

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%.

Side Effects

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

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.

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.

Back To Work

2 to 4 weeks

Extra Content

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