Case study #2: Hip replacement (Mexico)

As a point of comparison, back in March I met and spoke with an American expat (let’s call her Fay) who had driven her car from Mexico to visit friends in California. Fay told me that even though she was uninsured, she had undergone successful hip replacement surgery in Mexico at a cost far less expensive than what she would have had to pay in the states. Before we ended our conversation, I noticed that Fay walked normally without limping and that she had no difficulty controlling her dog whom she held on a leash.

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  • 2021-09-15 at 10:11 am

    Acetabular components with or without screws in total hip arthroplasty
    Murad Pepe, Onur Kocadal, Tamer Erener, Kubilay Ceritoglu, Ertugrul Aksahin, and Cem Nuri Aktekin
    Published online 2017 Sep 18. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v8.i9.705

    Acetabular components with or without screw have similar results, but the use of screw increases the operation time significantly, while not changing the blood loss volume.


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