Best clinics of Osteoarthritis in Turkey

Knees and hips are very importants parts of the musculoskeletal system which include:

  • Bones (the skeleton);
  • Muscles;
  • Cartilage;
  • Tendons;
  • Ligaments;
  • Joints.

Osteoarthritis or osteoarthrosis is a widespread disease that affects millions of people around the world (men and women). It occurs mainly in people between the ages of 40 and 50 years. It is characterized by pain, stiffness, and functional loss. Furthermore, it results from the decay of the cartilage that covers the ends of the bones at the joints.

It is important to mention that Osteoarthritis differ from Rheumatoid arthritis. Indeed, Osteoarthrosis occurs when the cartilage joint surface wears out, and it begins in an isolated joint. Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease, in which the immune system attacks the body's tissue instead of invaders.

Types & Causes of Degenerative Joint Diseases

Orthopedics and traumatology in Istanbul and Turkey are the field of medicine that deals with musculoskeletal system conditions. Orthopedic doctors and surgeons use surgical and non-surgical techniques to deal with:

  • Musculoskeletal trauma;
  • Spine diseases;
  • Degenerative joint diseases such as Osteoarthritis.

Degenerative joint disease affects many of the joints such as the knees, neck, hip, and thumb. Osteoarthritis treatment in Turkey vary depending on the type of the joint and the cartilage area that is infected. Among the different types of this rheumatic disease we can mention:

Osteoarthritis of Knee Joints

Osteoarthritis of the knee joint is the most common type of arthritis. Although it can occur in young people, the chances of developing osteoarthritis of the knee increase after the age of 45.

According to Turquie santé, more than 27 million people worldwide suffer from knee arthritis. Indeed, the knee joint is one of the most affected areas. Women are more likely to have osteoarthritis than men.

Cervical Degenerative arthritis

Cervical osteoarthritis is extremely common. Over 85% of people over the age of 60 are affected. The disease most often causes pain and stiffness in the neck, although many people with cervical osteoarthritis have no noticeable symptoms. In most cases, cervical osteoarthritis responds well to conservative treatment including medication and physiotherapy.

Osteoarthrosis of hip joints

Patients with hip osteoarthritis sometimes have walking problems. Diagnosis can be difficult at first. Indeed, pain can appear in different places, including the groin, thigh, buttocks, or knee.

The pain can be intense or recurrent, or it can be mild. Added to that, the hip is often stiff because of the damaged joint.

Rhizarthrosis (thumb Osteoarthrosis)

Rhizarthrosis or thumb osteoarthritis is a degenerative condition that involves the articulation of the first finger of the hand (thumb). It results in palpation pain and limiting movement. It is the result of the cartilage wear between the first metacarpal (base of the thumb) and the trapezium.

How is Osteoarthritis of Knee Joints treated in Turkey?

Osteoarthritis is a very painful disease that has a negative impact on daily activities and can in some cases cause disability. It is treated by multiple methods and treatments that depend on the infected area:

Drugs

drugs are essential to treat osteoarthritis and ensure pain relief. The medicines that are used to relieve the pain include:

  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs;
  • Intra-articular injections of steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (steroids);
  • Hyaluronic acid.

However, these drugs and substances may have some side effects on the patient if they are not used properly.

Sports

When the joint pain is severe, it is important to rest. But, several exercises can reduce your pain such as:

  • Walking;
  • Cycling;
  • Gymnastic movements.

Losing weight can improve the quality of life of the patient and reduce the knee pain because of the affected joints.

Natural remedies

in the majority of cases, drugs are not enough to treat osteoarthritis. Indeed, they must be accompanied by natural remedies such as:

  • Nettles;
  • Soybean;
  • Trifolium pratense or the so-called Red clover;
  • Black cohosh (Actaea racemosa or Cimicifuga racemosa);
  • Melatonin, a hormone that is released by the pineal gland.
  • Horsetail (Equisetum arvense, a herbal remedy).
  • Essential oils (rosemary, peppermint, and lavender aetheroleum);
  • Glucosamine, an amino sugar that is involved in the synthesis of glycosylated proteins and lipids;
  • Chondroitin, dietary supplement and an essential component of cartilaginous tissues.
  • Traditional treatment such as acupuncture and Tai chi.

Glucosamine and chondroitin are both parts of the cartilage, they protect chondrocytes cells, which help preserve the cartilaginous tissue.

Cost of Osteoarthritis Treatment in Turkey & Istanbul

In some cases, performing a surgery in Turkey would be necessary to remedy the osteoarthritis. It is the orthopaedic doctor who can tell you whether to undergo the required treatment.

How much does Osteoarthritis Treatment cost in Turkey?

The cost of treatment of osteoarthritis in Turkey depends on the clinic that is chosen for the treatment. It can also increase or decrease depending on the type of the treatment.

For example, knee replacement or a knee implant surgery does not cost the same as a hip prosthesis procedure.

Is it Osteoarthrosis covered by health insurances?

Some drugs are reimbursable by many health insurers, but you should verify if your insurance plan includes other types of treatments. Your doctor can establish that the surgery is medically necessary. Thus, the health insurance will cover the doctor’s fees, anesthesia, joints implant, and hospital or clinic operating room.

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  • Member of the American Hospital Association (AHA)
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  •  Multi-specialty hospital with 143 beds
  •  Appreciated and recognized medical personnel
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  • Multi-specialty hospital of good reputation
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