Hip Replacement Cost and Hip Replacement Procedures Information

Hip replacement surgery (total hip arthroplasty) is an option for people who have hip pain or loss of mobility in the hip. This procedure can be performed arthroscopically or with traditional open surgery. The laparoscopic method uses several small incisions to allow insertion of a tube that contains a camera and other surgical instruments. During a hip replacement surgery, an orthopedic surgeon will replace the ball at the top of the femur with artificial joint and remove any damage cartilage from the hip socket.

Hip Replacement Cost Averages Around the Country

Price Range
Chicago, IL Hip Replacement Cost Average $12,400 - $34,100
Houston, TX Hip Replacement Cost Average $11,800 - $32,500
New York, NY Hip Replacement Cost Average $13,800 - $37,900
Phoenix, AZ Hip Replacement Cost Average $14,600 - $40,000
Atlanta, GA Hip Replacement Cost Average $10,900 - $29,900
Dallas, TX Hip Replacement Cost Average $12,000 - $32,900
Los Angeles, CA Hip Replacement Cost Average $17,200 - $47,300
Miami, FL Hip Replacement Cost Average $12,300 - $33,600
Philadelphia, PA Hip Replacement Cost Average $13,900 - $38,100
Washington, DC Hip Replacement Cost Average $12,300 - $33,800
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Specific Hip Replacement Procedures and National Cost Averages

Price Range
Hip Replacement Surgery (Total) Cost Average $15,500 - $42,500
Hip Resurfacing Surgery Cost Average $16,100 - $44,200
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Featured Facilities that Perform Hip Replacement

Name Location Price Range
Natraj Surgery Center Porterville , CA $13,100 - $42,400
Blessing Hospital Quincy , IL $27,100 - $88,000
Leesville Surgical Center Leesville , LA $4,900 - $15,700
Southwest Minnesota and Sports Medicine - (marshall) Marshall , MN $7,000 - $22,700
Wichita Clinic Surgery Center Wichita , KS $8,900 - $28,700
Martin and Suhey Orthopedics State College , PA $6,200 - $19,900
Chowchilla District Memorial Hospital Chowchilla , CA $40,700 - $132,300
Summit Ambulatory Surgical Center (Sister Pierre) Towson , MD $8,100 - $26,100
Logansport Memorial Hospital Logansport , IN $27,900 - $90,500
Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center Lewiston , ME $27,600 - $89,500
South Central Surgical Center Fairmont , MN $5,900 - $19,000
Memorial Healthcare Owosso , MI $35,000 - $113,600
Oconee Regional Medical Center Milledgeville , GA $24,900 - $80,800
Flowers Hospital Dothan , AL $24,900 - $80,800
Surgery Center of Lawton Lawton , OK $4,900 - $15,700
Ephraim Mcdowell Regional Medical Center Danville , KY $55,700 - $181,000
Community Health Center of Branch County Coldwater , MI $23,800 - $77,300
Assumption Community Hospital Napoleonville , LA $41,600 - $135,100
WFU Orthopaedics/wilkes North Wilkesboro , NC $6,300 - $20,300
Crestwood Medical Center Huntsville , AL $17,200 - $55,800
Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center Plymouth , IN $29,600 - $96,200
Conway Medical Center Conway , SC $19,500 - $63,200
Milford Memorial Hospital Milford , DE $21,900 - $71,200
Muhlenberg Community Hospital Greenville , KY $25,300 - $82,300
Immanuel Saint Joseph's Hospital Mankato , MN $30,400 - $98,600
Tri-ward General Hospital Bernice , LA $30,800 - $100,000
Altru Hospital Grand Forks , ND $25,400 - $82,300
Southeastern Orthopedics Bluffton , SC $8,200 - $26,500
Grants Pass Surgery Center Grants Pass , OR $6,400 - $20,700
Baptist Memorial Hospital - North Mississippi Oxford , MS $25,000 - $81,300

More about Hip Replacement Procedures

Hip Replacement Surgery Cost and Procedure Introduction

Hip replacement surgery, sometimes called total hip arthroplasty, is an option for people who have hip pain or loss of mobility. This procedure can be performed arthroscopically or with traditional "open" surgery. Arthroscopic (minimally invasive) surgery is a procedure performed through tiny incisions, using an instrument called an arthroscope, a tube-like instrument with a camera and surgical tools attached. Arthritis is one of the most common reasons for this surgery, though fractures, avascular necrosis and other problems can be cause for hip replacement surgery. This procedure is usually only considered after more conservative measures — anti-inflammatory medication, bracing, physical therapy, prescription pain medication and restrictions in activity — have been exhausted. Patients typically stay in the hospital for four to six days after the surgery and can return to normal light activities after three to six weeks, though you will have to avoid certain sports and high-impact activities.

Patient Preparation for Hip Replacement Surgery

A physical examination will be performed along with blood or other diagnostic tests — X-rays, MRIs, etc. 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). Tell your doctor if you have heart, lung or other medical conditions that may need special attention. Finally, tell your doctor 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. You will be asked to fast for eight hours before the procedure, generally after midnight. You will need to make arrangements 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 Hip Replacement Surgery

The surgery itself usually takes one to two hours. An intravenous line is inserted into the arm to administer a sedative and a painkiller. Also, your heart rate, blood pressure, respiratory rate and oxygen level will be monitored during the procedure. The procedure is done while you are under general anesthesia (unconscious and pain-free). Typically, hip replacement surgery is performed by an orthopedic surgeon. Once you are unconscious, the surgeon will make an incision on the side of the hip and then move the muscles and other tissue in order to reach the joint. The ball part of the joint is removed by cutting high on the femur. The ball will be replaced with an artificial joint using cement or a material that allows the bone to attach to the new joint. Your surgeon will then remove the damaged cartilage from the hip bone and insert the thigh bone into the hip socket. Finally, the incision will be stitched closed. For arthroscopic hip replacement surgery, the steps above are performed through one or two smaller cuts and small tools attached to the laparoscope. This method reduces blood loss, pain, and length of hospital stay. This procedure is newer than the standard hip replacement so make sure your doctor has experience (and success) before opting for minimally invasive surgery.

After surgery, you will be taken to the recovery room for observation. Once your blood pressure, pulse, and breathing are stable and you are alert, you will be taken to your hospital room. Patients stay in the hospital from four to six days, when pain can be managed without IV pain medication, and the patient can safely use crutches or a walker. 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. If you notice any of the following, call the number the hospital gave you: Fever, excessive sweating, difficulty urinating, redness, bleeding or worsening pain. You will likely need weeks or months of physical therapy.

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