Arthroscopic Surgery Cost and Arthroscopic Surgery Procedures Information

Arthroscopic Surgery is a minimally invasive procedure used for the diagnosis and treatment of conditions affecting joints. During Arthroscopic Surgery a physician uses an arthroscope, a small tube shaped instrument, which is inserted into the joint area through very small incisions (as tiny as ¼ inch) to perform the necessary treatment. The arthroscope is often used in conjunction with other tools that are inserted through another incision to perform the necessary treatment.

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Arthroscopic Surgery Cost Averages Around the Country

Phoenix, AZ Arthroscopic Surgery Cost Average $13,400
Washington, DC Arthroscopic Surgery Cost Average $14,000
Philadelphia, PA Arthroscopic Surgery Cost Average $14,300
Houston, TX Arthroscopic Surgery Cost Average $12,700
Miami, FL Arthroscopic Surgery Cost Average $13,400
Dallas, TX Arthroscopic Surgery Cost Average $12,600
Chicago, IL Arthroscopic Surgery Cost Average $13,200
Los Angeles, CA Arthroscopic Surgery Cost Average $19,000
New York, NY Arthroscopic Surgery Cost Average $14,600
Atlanta, GA Arthroscopic Surgery Cost Average $12,100

Specific Arthroscopic Surgery Procedures and National Cost Averages

Shoulder Surgery Cost Average $19,500
Rotator Cuff Surgery Cost Average $21,800
Wrist Repair Cost Average $10,300
Arthroscopic Knee Surgery Cost Average $13,000
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Featured Facilities that Perform Arthroscopic Surgery

Name Location Average List Price
Grass Valley Surgery Center Grass Valley , CA $18,900
Skyline Surgery Center Loveland , CO $15,300
Mercy Memorial Outpatient Surgery Center Monroe , MI $14,100
Blue Ridge Surgery Center Salem , VA $12,400
Northwest Mississippi Orthopaedic Clinic Clarksdale , MS $12,100
Ambulatory Surgery Center of Northern Ohio Lyndhurst , OH $13,700
Los Alamos Medical Center Los Alamos , NM $12,600
Florida Keys Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Center Key Largo , FL $13,300
Davis Surgical Center Layton , UT $12,800
Auburn Orthopaedic Center Auburn , AL $11,900
Shoreline Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Clinic Holland , MI $14,100
Rushmore Ambulatory Surgery Center Rapid City , SD $13,500
Kentucky Orthopedic Specialists Louisville , KY $12,300
Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital Medical Center Plattsburgh , NY $5,400
Blue Ridge Surgery Center Seneca , SC $13,600
Wilson Orthopaedic Surgery and Neurology Center Wilson , NC $13,600
Southern New Mexico Surgery Center Alamogordo , NM $14,100
Beaver Sports Medicine Corvallis , OR $15,600
Orthopedics Northwest Yakima , WA $16,200
Ottumwa Regional Health Center Ottumwa , IA $8,500
Oss Ambulatory Surgery Center York , PA $13,200
Scott and White Clinic Bcs ASC College Station , TX $12,600
Unity Surgical Arts Mishawaka , IN $13,500
First Flight Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine Kill Devil Hills , NC $13,600
Mid-columbia Medical Center The Dalles , OR $21,400
Northern Carolina Orthopaedics Roanoke Rapids , NC $13,600
The Surgical and Endoscopic Center of Stephenville Stephenville , TX $12,600
Moore Orthopaedic Clinic Columbia , SC $13,600
Middle Tennessee Surgical Care Mc Minnville , TN $12,200
First State Orthopaedics (brandywine) Wilmington , DE $15,300

More about Arthroscopic Surgery Procedures

Arthroscopic Surgery Introduction

Arthroscopic Surgery is a minimally invasive procedure used for the diagnosis and treatment of conditions affecting joints. During Arthroscopic Surgery a physician uses an arthroscope, a small tube shaped instrument, which is inserted into the joint area through very small incisions (as tiny as ¼ inch) to perform the necessary treatment. The arthroscope is often used in conjunction with other tools that are inserted through another incision to perform the necessary treatment. Arthroscopic surgery procedures are usually performed in a hospital or outpatient surgical facility by an orthopedic surgeon. The type of anesthesia used (local, spinal, or general) varies, as does the length of the procedure; both depend on the joint that will be operated on, the type and extent of the suspected joint injury, and/or the complexity of the anticipated repair. A procedure done arthroscopically instead of by traditional surgical techniques, usually causes less tissue trauma, results in less pain, and may promote a quicker recovery. Alternatives to arthroscopic surgery usually include medications (ex. anti-inflammatory), therapy or lifestyle changes. Ultrasound-guided percutaneous saline therapy is a relatively new alternative to surgery. Ask your physician if this procedure is appropriate for your condition.

Arthroscopic Surgery Patient Preparation

A complete physical examination will be performed along with other diagnostic tests. It is particularly important to inform the physician of all medications or vitamins taken regularly or if you are pregnant (or think you might be pregnant) or if you have heart, lung or other medical conditions that may need special attention, and, finally, if you have a history of bleeding disorders or if you are taking any anticoagulant (blood-thinning) medications, aspirin, or other medications that affect blood clotting. You will be given instructions in advance that will outline what you should and should not do in preparation for the surgery; be sure to read and follow those instructions. You will be asked to fast for eight hours before the procedure, generally after midnight. Arrangements should be made for transportation after the surgery is complete. If you are given a prescription for pain medication, have it filled prior to surgery.

What To Expect During And After Arthroscopic Surgery

Arthroscopic surgery is usually done on an outpatient basis and rarely takes more than an hour. Sedatives and painkillers will be administered either intravenously (IV) or applied locally and your vital signs (ex. heart rate, blood pressure, breathing) will be monitored as well. The area around the surgical site may be shaved and the surgical site will be cleansed with an antiseptic solution. The physician will make one or more incisions in the joint area and will perform the surgery using the arthroscope and other surgical instruments. The incisions will be closed with stitches or adhesive strips. A sterile bandage/dressing will be applied.

After surgery, you will be taken to the recovery room for observation. The circulation and sensation of the affected extremity will be monitored. Once your blood pressure, pulse, and breathing are stable and you are alert, you will most often be discharged to go home. Otherwise you will stay in the hospital one or two days. Before being discharged, you will be given instructions about care for your incisions, limits on activities and what you should do to aid your recovery. Notify your physician to report any of the following: fever; redness, swelling, bleeding, or other drainage from the incision site; increased pain around the incision site; or numbness and/or tingling in the affected extremity.

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