Dr. Max Greig – Orthopedic Surgeon
Specialist in Knee and Hip Replacement
Candidate for Surgery
Is Knee Replacement for you?
There are several reasons why your doctor may recommend knee replacement surgery. People who benefit from total knee replacement often have:
Severe knee pain or stiffness that limits your everyday activities, including walking, climbing stairs, and getting in and out of chairs. You may find it hard to walk more than a few blocks without significant pain and you may need to use a cane or walker.
Moderate or severe knee pain while resting, either day or night.
Chronic knee inflammation and swelling that does not improve with rest or medications.
Knee deformity — a bowing in or out of your knee.
Failure to substantially improve with other treatments such as anti-inflammatory medications, cortisone injections, lubricating injections, physical therapy, or other surgeries.
There are no absolute age or weight restrictions for total knee replacement surgery.
Recommendations for surgery are based on a patient’s pain and disability, not age.
Most patients who undergo total knee replacement are age 50 to 80, but orthopaedic surgeons evaluate patients individually.
Total knee replacements have been performed successfully at all ages, from the young teenager with juvenile arthritis to the elderly patient with degenerative arthritis.
Total Hip Replacement
“The hospital was spotless, the staff was professional and very helpful and don’t worry, English is spoken by many. My surgery went without a hitch… Dr. Max and his professional and caring staff made my hip surgery the best decision I could have ever made…” J. R.,
“I was immediately impressed with Dr. Max Greig, my surgeon in PV, Mexico. His training in Guadalajara as well as Germany and his dual citizenship with the US and Mexico all relieved me of all pre-surgery anxiety.” R. R.,
“Dr.Greig was exactly what I hoped for, a trilingual Mexican native of Canadian and German decent. Doc laid out the game-plan, examined my shoulder for ideas. and took my MRI CD for homework.” P. H.,
Total Hip Replacement
“Dr. Max Greig, very professional, very friendly, personal touch was second to none, I never knew a doctor as well as I do Max. I feel like I was more informed going into surgery before and after than anything I had in the states, it seemed like in the states I was on a need to know and here they answered any questions I had.” R. W.
Total Knee Replacement
“I had a knee replacement surgery in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico done by Dr. Max Greig. My knee is in terrific shape, no complaints the surgery was very successful, I am able to do many things including golf and yoga and all kinds of different sports” M. S
“…this year, I decided to stop lying to myself about the need for knee replacement. I mean, how long can one say, I’m too young to need THAT? In my case, I could have had the surgery done anywhere, and in fact, I investigated surgeons in the US, Singapore and then here in Puerto Vallarta.”
“I chose Dr. Max Greig based on his credentials and credibility. Dr Max made me feel the most comfortable, and was most willing to spend the time answering questions. Clearly, Dr. Max is focused on building relationships, not just cutting people up. His natural warmth and charisma contribute to a great bedside manner.” W.H. – Puerto Vallarta
“… thank you to Dr Max Greig, Orthopedic Surgeon, for coordinating the
recent donation of several ‘walkers’ to assist local handicapped people of limited economic means to have more mobility. Dr Max explained that this donation complies with his philosophy of contributing to the well being of the people of Puerto Vallarta.” Ambito Newspaper – Puerto Vallarta
“… Dr Max, as we know him, has helped so many people with a variety of things… bone spurs, bad knees, joint aches, muscle spasm… (not to mention full joint replacements and ligament repairs). He is very attentive to pain management, and improving mobility. In fact, one of the most impressive things about him is that he is committed to non-invasive treatment when at all possible.” C.S. – Puerto Vallarta