San Diego, CA Knee Replacement Surgery Cost Comparison

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A Knee Replacement Surgery in San Diego costs $25,732 on average when you take the median of the 52 medical providers who perform Knee Replacement Surgery procedures in San Diego, CA. There are 1 different types of Knee Replacement Surgery provided in San Diego, listed below, and the price for each differs based upon your insurance type. As a healthcare consumer you should understand that prices of medical procedures vary and if you shop from the San Diego providers below you may be able to save money. Start shopping today and see what you can save!
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Procedure Price Range
Knee Replacement (Total) Cost Average $15,900 - $43,600 Free Quote

Compare Knee Replacement Surgery Providers in San Diego, CA

Facility City Type
Arthroscopic and Laser Surgery Center of San Diego San Diego Ortho Surgery Center
Elite Surgical Centers, Escondido Escondido Ambulatory Surgical Center
Torrey Pines Orthopaedic La Jolla Ortho Surgery Center
Pacific Surgery Center Oceanside Ambulatory Surgical Center
Kaiser Permanente San Diego Medical Center/kaiser San Diego Acute Care Hospital
Outpatient Surgery of Point Loma San Diego Ambulatory Surgical Center
Premiere Surgery Center Escondido Ambulatory Surgical Center
Orthopaedic Surgery Center of La Jolla La Jolla Ortho Surgery Center
Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center Chula Vista Acute Care Hospital
La Mesa Medical Surgical Center La Mesa Ambulatory Surgical Center
Core Orthopaedic Medical Center Encinitas Ortho Surgery Center
Outpatient Surgery of Del Mar San Diego Ambulatory Surgical Center
Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla La Jolla Acute Care Hospital
Grossmont Outpatient Surgical Center La Mesa Ambulatory Surgical Center
Poway Surgery Center Poway Ambulatory Surgical Center
Pomerado Outpatient Surgical Center San Diego Ambulatory Surgical Center
Paradise Valley Hospital National City Acute Care Hospital
Scripps Mercy Hospital San Diego Acute Care Hospital
Mission Valley Hegihts Surgery Center San Diego Ambulatory Surgical Center
Sk Clinic Surgical Center La Jolla Ambulatory Surgical Center
Fallbrook Hospital Fallbrook Acute Care Hospital
Coast Surgery Center San Diego Ortho Surgery Center
Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women San Diego Acute Care Hospital
Carlsbad Surgery Center Carlsbad Ambulatory Surgical Center
Sharp Grossmont Hospital La Mesa Acute Care Hospital
Scripps Clinic Ambulatory Surgery Center San Diego Ambulatory Surgical Center
Scripps USP Surgery Center Encinitas Ambulatory Surgical Center
University of California, San Diego Medical Center San Diego Acute Care Hospital
San Diego Outpatient Ambulatory Surgical Center San Diego Ambulatory Surgical Center
Otay Lakes Surgery Center Chula Vista Ambulatory Surgical Center
Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas Encinitas Acute Care Hospital
Scripps Clinic Ambulatory Surgery Center San Diego Ambulatory Surgical Center
San Diego Ambulatory Surgery Center San Diego Ambulatory Surgical Center
North Coast Surgery Center Oceanside Ambulatory Surgical Center
Outpatient Care Surgery Center San Diego Ambulatory Surgical Center
Scripps Green Hospital La Jolla Acute Care Hospital
Center for Surgery of Encinitas Encinitas Ambulatory Surgical Center
Alvarado Hospital Medical Center San Diego Acute Care Hospital
Egl Ambulatory Surgery Center La Jolla Ambulatory Surgical Center
Ucsd Ambulatory Surgery Center San Diego Ambulatory Surgical Center
Sharp Memorial Hospital San Diego Acute Care Hospital
Promise Hospital of San Diego San Diego Acute Care Hospital
North Coast Center Encinitas Ambulatory Surgical Center
Eastlake Surgery Center Chula Vista Ambulatory Surgical Center
Tri-city Medical Center Oceanside Acute Care Hospital
Scripps Mercy Surgery Pavilion San Diego Ambulatory Surgical Center
Sharp Coronado Hospital Coronado Acute Care Hospital
Palomar Surgical Center Escondido Ambulatory Surgical Center
The Reservoir Physicans Surgery Center San Diego Ambulatory Surgical Center
Escondido Surgery Center San Diego Ambulatory Surgical Center
Palomar Medical Center Escondido Acute Care Hospital
Pomerado Hospital Poway Acute Care Hospital

Knee Replacement Surgery Cost and Procedure Introduction

Knee replacement surgery, sometimes called total knee replacement or TKR, is an option for people who have knee pain or loss of mobility. Osteoarthritis is the most common reason, but injuries — fractures, torn cartilage and torn ligaments — may also lead to degeneration which is cause for knee replacement. 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 with little or no improvement. This procedure is performed under general anesthetic. Patients typically stay in the hospital for several days after the surgery and can return to normal activities after six weeks, though you will have to avoid high-impact activities after a knee replacement.

Patient Preparation for Knee 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 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. 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 Knee Replacement Surgery

The surgery itself usually takes about two hours, but the preparation and recovery time may have several hours. An intravenous line is inserted into the arm to administer a sedative and a painkiller. 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, knee replacement surgery is performed by an orthopedic surgeon. Once unconscious, the surgeon will make an incision down the middle of the knee, eight to 10 inches long. The ends of the tibia and femur are then and prepared for the prosthetic. The new knee components are then attached to the bones using bone cement, and the surgeon will then test for fit and mobility. Finally, the incision will be stitched closed.

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 one to three 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.

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