Total knee replacement

Total knee replacement

Knee pain can be a signal of more serious complications. The knee joint may be worn out or damaged; a result of sports injury, accident, aging or other causes. If the problem is left untreated, it can lead to further complications in the other knee or joints, such as your hip and spine. Knee replacement surgery can prevent such problems occuring while letting you resume a normal lifestyle.
How will the surgery be performed?
How will the surgery be performed?

The procedure is known as total knee arthroplasty (TKA). The surgery involves replacing your knee joint with a prosthesis - a device designed to replace missing body parts or to make the body work better.

The procedure involves the orthopaedic surgeon making a cut over the affected knee. The knee cap (patella) is moved out of the way and the ends of the thigh bone (femur) and shin bone (tibia) are cut to fit the prosthesis. The prosthesis used for the patella is made of polyethylene while metal is used for the femur and tibia. Once completed and healed, the new joint should reduce pain, stiffness and increase functionality.
What kind of anaesthesia will be needed?
Anaesthesia is administered to either block pain in one part of the body (regional) or throughout the whole body (general).
How long will surgery take?
About two hours with a healthy patient and no complications.
Will I feel pain afterwards?
Pain is normal, controlled with oral pain killers or an IV drip.
How long is recovery?

Ten nights in hospital are usually required. You can expect to stand and walk within one to two days and by the end of the period, be able to flex your leg on the knee joint through ninety degrees. Your doctor will also schedule a follow-up consultation following your stay to ensure everything is in order. Usually, you will have to wait up to six weeks before flying after the surgery (but this has to be discussed with your treating doctor since it differs case by case).

A detailed rehabilitation programme will be explained to you by our physical therapist, including performing daily exercises to recover the range of motion and strengthen weakened muscles.

On return home, it is very important to follow your surgeon's advice on diet, medication and exercise to ensure that your surgery is a success. While 90 per cent of joint replacement surgeries are considered successful, some patients may experience complications. In the event of pain or mobility issues, talk to your doctors.

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Total Knee Replacement Surgery & Leisure Combo

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Ear & Leisure Combo Package

Are you searching for a safe, reliable and high-quality destination for your surgery or medical treatment but at the same time want to enjoy the beauty and uniqueness of a travel hotspot? Look no further! We have the most suitable packages for you right here in Vietnam!

We can offer you the most professional surgery/ treatment + relaxing leisure combo programs, in conjunction with Buffalo Tours, a leading and award-wining tour operator in Vietnam. Packages can also be tailor-made to your own special desires.

Please note that all of our packages & prices are estimates only and that durations can vary, depending on the timing of your admission, your surgery/treatment and your condition to fly back home. In some cases your doctor might restrict you from certain activities and the below package might not be suitable for you.

Below follows an example of a package:

  • Day 01
    Arrival, welcome and airport pick-up by Buffalo Tours Representative. Transfer to Renaissance Riverside Hotel 5* ( for check-in and rest.

    Overnight at Renaissance.

  • Day 02
    Transfer to FV Hospital for first consultation(s)/tests.
    After first consultation(s)/tests, transfer back to Renaissance, stay overnight.
  • Day 03–13
    Transfer to FV Hospital for hospitalisation and surgery.
  • Day 13–56
    Transfer from FV Hospital to Thao Dien Village (

    Relax and enjoy the natural setting and tranquil atmosphere of the Thao Dien riverside complex. Choose from delicious European, Vietnamese, Thai and Japanese cuisine at the complex’s four restaurants.

    FV hospital for post-discharge consultation (after recommended days from doctor)

  • Day 57
    Transfer to airport for flight back home.

Total Knee Replacement Surgery

  • Total Knee Replacement: US$7,750 - US$9,250

The package includes:

  • Pre-operative consultations and tests
  • Hospitalisation
  • Surgical procedure
  • Doctor fees
  • Regular treatment and tests during hospitalisation
  • Physiotherapy
  • Discharge treatment
  • Follow-up consultation