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ValleyCare earns 'Gold Seal' award for joint replacement program

Original post made on Feb 2, 2012

ValleyCare Health System has earned the Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval for its joint replacement programs for hips and knees

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, February 3, 2012, 12:00 AM

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Posted by Kneeortho, a resident of California Somerset
on Feb 2, 2012 at 8:10 pm

Aurangabad, near Mumbai in India is growing as a popular destination for affordable Medical Tourism . Specially for joint replacement surgery. Inclusive of imported material, the cost of surgery is less than 1/10th that in the US.


Posted by offshoremed?, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Feb 3, 2012 at 8:41 am

Any idea what their rate of success or infection is? Seems like a long way to go to take a huge risk, not to mention the cost of the flight. Expensive as it may be, there's a reason why many foreigners come here for major medical treatment.


Posted by Aurmedtouindia, a resident of Amador Estates
on Feb 16, 2012 at 10:13 pm

Now a days joint surgery can be performed through a very small skin incision which reduces the post operative pain and hospital stay. - Web Link


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