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
New York, NY Hip Replacement Cost Average $13,800 - $37,900
Houston, TX Hip Replacement Cost Average $11,800 - $32,500
Atlanta, GA Hip Replacement Cost Average $10,900 - $29,900
Chicago, IL Hip Replacement Cost Average $12,400 - $34,000
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
Phoenix, AZ Hip Replacement Cost Average $14,600 - $40,000
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
Richardton Health Center Richardton , ND $18,700 - $60,500
Saint Mary-corwin Medical Center Pueblo , CO $31,500 - $102,400
Zeeland Community Hospital Zeeland , MI $29,100 - $94,500
Clara Barton Hospital Hoisington , KS $32,500 - $105,500
Saint John's Regional Medical Center Oxnard , CA $20,600 - $67,900
Duke Raleigh Hospital Raleigh , NC $19,200 - $62,200
Muenster Memorial Hospital Muenster , TX $42,400 - $137,800
Yakima Regional Medical and Cardiac Center Yakima , WA $23,200 - $75,200
Regional Orthopedics Hand and Sports Medicine Center Lincolnton , NC $6,300 - $20,300
Cedar Oaks Surgery Center Warrensburg , MO $5,200 - $16,600
Saint Elizabeth Community Hospital Red Bluff , CA $39,100 - $126,900
Olean General Hospital Olean , NY $26,800 - $86,800
Taconic Orthopaedics Bennington , VT $7,200 - $23,400
Fruitland Orthopedic Clinic Fruitland , ID $6,500 - $21,100
Thomson Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Thomson , GA $7,600 - $24,700
Orthopaedic Solutions and Sports Medicine Center Dunn , NC $6,300 - $20,300
Mount Graham Regional Medical Center Safford , AZ $8,100 - $26,100
Knoxville Ambulatory Surgery Center Knoxville , TN $6,800 - $22,100
Yuma Regional Medical Center Yuma , AZ $10,600 - $34,500
Southern Surgery Center Lagrange , GA $5,000 - $16,000
James E Davis Ambulatory Surgery Ctr Durham , NC $9,600 - $31,000
Leesville Surgical Center Leesville , LA $4,900 - $15,700
Cannon Falls Community Hospital Cannon Falls , MN $36,800 - $119,600
Mercy Medical Center Merced - Dominican Campus Merced , CA $27,000 - $87,800
Liberty Regional Medical Center Hinesville , GA $44,500 - $144,700
Mercy Hospital of Tiffin Tiffin , OH $54,900 - $178,300
Peach Regional Medical Center Fort Valley , GA $44,500 - $144,700
Orthopedic Health Care Clinic Boise , ID $7,500 - $24,300
Watauga Medical Center Boone , NC $48,900 - $158,900
White County Medical Center Searcy , AR $24,000 - $77,800

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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