What is Joint Replacement Surgery?

Joint replacement is the surgical replacement of a joint with an artificial prosthesis

Joint replacement surgery is removing a damaged joint and putting in a new one. A joint is where two or more bones come together, like the knee, hip, and shoulder. The surgery is usually done by a doctor called an orthopaedic (pronounced or-tho-PEE-dik) surgeon. Sometimes, the surgeon will not remove the whole joint, but will only replace or fix the damaged parts.

The doctor may suggest a joint replacement to improve how you live. Replacing a joint can relieve pain and help you move and feel better. Hips and knees are replaced most often. Other joints that can be replaced include t he shoulders, fingers, ankles, and elbows.


The cost of Knee joint replacement surgery in India is around $ 6500 whereas the cost of knee joint replacement in USA is around $29,000- $ 32,000. The comparison clearly shows the difference in costs of the medical procedures in India and West, and strongly emphasizes the fact that medical services are much more cost-effective and affordable in India. And that too, when the hospitals in India are as good as one will find in the US. The facilities are JCI accredited which means that the infrastructure and quality of healthcare services in these hospitals are as good as in United States.

Max Care Joint Replacement Centre

Max Care Hospital Wadakkanchery, Thrissur for Joint replacement surgery. One of the  best operation theatre in india, a state of the art facilities.