Orthopaedic surgery is the most popular medical procedure undertaken through medical travel, only after cosmetic/plastic surgery and dental treatments. Patients look for orthopaedic treatments primarily with the intent of saving expenses but are surprisingly met with a variety of other benefits associated with seeking such procedures outside their homeland. The sky-high cost of orthopaedic treatments in most developed nations makes medical tourism an ideal alternative for the patients to undergo such medical procedures at affordable prices.

The number of patients travelling abroad for orthopaedic surgeries has seen an upward trend in the past few years due to the increasing population of senior citizens. Surgical orthopaedics generally deal with treatment of chronic conditions such as various forms of arthritis in the hands, knees and back, repair of damaged or injured bone, muscular or neural tissues and numerous replacement surgeries.