Joint Replacement in Israel

Joint replacement in Israel is a highly popular procedure. Every year, several thousand joint replacement surgeries are performed in the country, including knee, hip, ankle, elbow, and shoulder joint replacements. Thanks to the high level of professionalism among local surgeons and innovative, durable prostheses individually tailored to the patient’s anatomy, joint arthroplasty in Israel offers a unique opportunity for a pain-free return to an active life.

Advantages of Joint Replacement in Israel with EMASMED:

  • Cost: The price for joint arthroplasty in Israel is 25-30% lower than in the USA and Western Europe.
  • High Medical Standards: Over 95% of surgeries are successful, with innovative technologies and prostheses lasting up to 30 years.
  • Pain Relief and Restoration of Joint Function.
  • Rapid and Accurate Diagnosis.
  • Prosthesis Selection Based on the Patient’s Anatomical Shape.
  • Choice of Surgeon and Clinic.

Joint replacement procedures in Israel:

  • Knee Joint Replacement
  • Hip Joint Replacement
  • Ankle Joint Replacement
  • Elbow Joint Replacement
  • Shoulder Joint Replacement


How Knee Joint Replacement is Performed

The first step involves a thorough examination of the affected joint, including diagnostic imaging. Specialists then create an artificial joint, taking into account factors such as the patient’s height, weight, and level of physical activity.

Routine preoperative tests (ECG, chest X-ray, anesthesia consultation) are performed before the surgery. During the procedure, the surgeon opens the joint and removes damaged components. A prefabricated prosthesis is then fitted. Recovery time ranges from several weeks to several months, depending on the joint that was replaced.

Types of Procedures

Joint endoprosthetics can be partial or total, depending on the indications. In general, a milder partial replacement is recommended when only specific aspects of the joint are damaged, rather than the entire joint. If the joint cartilage is damaged, a “resurfacing” operation may be performed, which involves removing the cartilage and placing a special plastic or ceramic crown on the bone.

Types of Prostheses Used in Israel

In the past, special surgical cements were used to attach prostheses to bones, but recently, if there are no contraindications, Israeli specialists prefer a cementless fixation method, which allows for the natural bonding of the prosthesis with body tissues. Hybrid endoprostheses, partially cemented and partially bonded with living tissue, are also commonly used.

Just a few decades ago, surgical joint replacement was considered science fiction. As a result, thousands of patients who could not find relief through medication and physiotherapy were resigned to a life of disability. Today, there is a solution. Joint replacement surgery in Israel enables a return to a normal lifestyle.

What is arthroplasty?

The term “arthroplasty” refers to the partial or total replacement of a joint with a high-quality prosthesis. As with all surgical procedures, in Israel, this procedure is indicated only when conservative therapies are ineffective. The surgery restores normal joint movement and relieves patients from chronic pain.

When Is Joint Replacement Performed?

The most common reasons for joint replacement include:

  • Congenital abnormalities (e.g., dysplasia).
  • Musculoskeletal disorders leading to limited mobility.
  • Joint element tumors (bone tissue, cartilage, etc.).
  • Osteoporosis or bone and joint inflammation.
  • Severe injury resulting in joint deformation.
  • Severe pain unresponsive to medication.

Ankle Joint Replacement in Israel

Arthroplasty of the ankle joint in Israel is a surgical procedure often used in cases of severe ankle joint damage due to injury or inflammatory disease. Unlike traditional arthrodesis (joint immobilization), arthroplasty preserves joint mobility and restores flexion and extension of the ankle joint, allowing patients to return to their daily activities with full foot mobility.

Treatment of Shoulder Joint in Israel

The joint capsule of the shoulder joint has folds that allow for a range of motion. In cases of shoulder problems, these folds often adhere together, restricting shoulder mobility. Restoring full mobility of the shoulder joint requires surgery.

Hip Joint Arthroplasty in Israel

Hip replacement in Israel is an effective method for restoring lost limb function.

Knee Joint Replacement in Israel

Knee joint replacement in Israel is necessary in cases of degenerative joint disease (cartilage damage), degenerative joint disease with deformity (wear and tear of joint surfaces in elderly individuals), and joint inflammation (inflammatory joint disease).