If you need to have surgery to repair and reconstruct your ACL, you may be anxious about the procedure and you may, understandably, be very worried about how expensive it is going to be.
Often health insurance does not cover the full costs of surgery and the patient is left owing money. Many people are not financially secure enough to pay for both a health insurance premium each month and additional copays and deductibles.
This is the main reason so many people choose to have their ACL reconstruction done in Turkey. Read on to learn more about what an ACL reconstruction entails and how we can help you find the best care in Turkey.
About Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Reconstruction
The anterior cruciate ligament is a piece of tissue found on the front part of the knee joint and it connects bones together. It is only one of several ligaments in the knee, but it is the most often injured during physical activity associated with playing sports.
When the ACL is torn, the surgeons can reconstruct it using tissue from the patient. Usually the patellar ligament or ligament of one of the hamstring tendons is used in the process to make a new ACL.
The graft tissue is inserted through two holes, one drilled in the tibia bone and the other, the femur bone. The knee region then has to be kept immobile for up to 14 days so the wound can heal.
Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Reconstruction in Turkey
In most countries, surgery such as an ACL reconstruction is expensive, costing several thousands of dollars in the United States, usually at least $20,000, if not more. In Turkey, on the other hand, the cost is much lower.
This means that even with the cost of airfare, you’re going to save a significant amount of money by having this surgery done in Turkey.
Even with health insurance, costs can be high since you have to pay a deductible and there is also always a copay. This means that you still experience financial strain having the surgery in countries where the cost is very high.
You still get the same high standard of care in Turkey as in the US and you have the benefit of it being more affordable, even when you take into account airfare.
Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Reconstruction with Akaylife
Akaylife’s mission is to connect you with the most suitable and best qualified surgeons and hospitals. It is our job to ensure that you get only the best medical care available in Turkey without it costing an extreme amount of money.
We, in fact, aim to do everything in our power to keep your costs low. Your money will go towards your ACL reconstruction and your money will not be wasted by a third party.
Of course, money isn’t everything. You also want to know that your ACL surgery will conform to safety standards. All Akaylife physicians are approved by the Ministry of Health, with certifications that meet or exceed international standards of safety and quality of care.
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