Knee replacement surgery cost, complications and benefits

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Knee replacement surgery cost

As you all know that knee pain is a large issue among old people and people above 40 years. Many remedies are used to get relief from pain in the joints, which also provide relief, but in some cases these treatments can’t provide relief from pain (in case of severe joint damage). For those people knee replacement surgery is very helpful.

In this surgery, old damaged sides of knee joints are replaced and usually this surgery continues for one to three hours. By this surgery, knee joints are re-surfaced that help to move normally. In this guide, everything related to knee replacement surgery cost and factors affecting the cost are mentioned in detail, so read it carefully to know every fact about this surgery, we also have discussed its benefits.


As everything has two aspects positive and negative like that if this surgery provides relief, it also have some complications. There are some complications that might occur during knee replacement surgery and these complications are listed below:

  • Infection
  • Damage to nerves or blood vessels
  • Persistent knee pain
  • Knee stiffness.
  • Blood clot formation
  • Implant failure

Knee replacement surgery cost:

The cost for this surgery is different in different countries. Mostly this surgery is performed in US (United States) and the estimated cost for this surgery is $29,300 in case of simple surgery without complications otherwise this cost may vary between $15,000 to $70,000 depending upon the complications. But cost may vary as there are many factors that affect cost like:

  • Stay

Stay greatly affects the cost of surgery (the cost of stay depends on how many days you are staying in hospital after surgery). And everyone has different rules and regulations there are two types of patients “inpatient” and “outpatient”. Those who decide to stay after surgery are called inpatient and those who don’t stay are called as outpatient. In some hospitals patients are discharged after one or two day but in some hospitals the patient is discharged right after the surgery (in this case extra dues can be avoided that you might have to pay due to stay in hospital. But its one bad impact is that you will have to take care of yourself, you will not get transitional care).

  • Condition of patient

Condition of patient is the main factor because if the case is simple then cost of surgery will be almost $20,000 but in case of complications the minimum cost is around $30,000 and maximum cost will be $70,000. Basically there are three kinds of knee surgery depending upon the severity of pain and damage. Because if the case is complicated then more costly equipment are used that will definitely increase the cost of treatment.

  • Physiotherapy

After surgery you need to contact a physiotherapist. Physiotherapy is important for you if you are outpatient. With the guidance of a good physiotherapist the patient recovers quickly. So, fees of physiotherapist also affect the final cost.

There are some other factors that affect the final cost but above mentioned factors mainly affect the total knee replacement surgery cost.

Knee replacement surgery cost

Benefits of knee replacement surgery:

The main advantage of this surgery is that it provides relief from severe pain and provides you a chance to enjoy your life normally. The biggest thing is that it is a safe process.

  • Provide relief from pain and swelling that can disturb your normal life.
  • Main advantage is that it does not require a long period for recovery. The patient can walk after a week.
  • You can replace the damaged knee joints that are causing pain and discomfort.

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