I've no idea if this is the best forum for this or not, so apologies in advance if it's not. My Mum has bad arthritis in both her knees and I'm looking for some advice. What I'd like to know is:
- Can anybody recommend a good surgeon in Ireland (preferably west, or Dublin, but we can travel if we really have to) for knee replacements/consultations ?
- Does anybody have any ideas what the costs can be roughly ? I've heard it can be 10k per knee, but I've never seen any figures written anywhere. Also, do any of the health insurance companies cover any of this ? Or if they wouldn't cover the cost of the op, would they at least cover the hospital costs ?
- What are the complications/risks with an operation like this (obviously I know a consultant would be in a better position to answer this, but just wondering if anybody knows from experience) ? My Mum has a few complications of her own including being prone to infections and having a bit of a dodgy stomach. Still, she's only in her mid 60's and I'm sure people much older than her have had this op successfully.
- Anything else anybody feels I should know about
Thanks in advance