New Orleans, LA Knee Replacement Surgery Cost Comparison

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A Knee Replacement Surgery in New Orleans costs $18,036 on average when you take the median of the 35 medical providers who perform Knee Replacement Surgery procedures in New Orleans, LA. There are 1 different types of Knee Replacement Surgery provided in New Orleans, 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 New Orleans providers below you may be able to save money. Start shopping today and see what you can save!
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Knee Replacement (Total) Cost Average $11,100 - $30,600 Free Quote

Compare Knee Replacement Surgery Providers in New Orleans, LA

Facility City Type
Tulane University Hospital and Clinic New Orleans Acute Care Hospital
Doctors Hospital of Slidell Slidell Acute Care Hospital
East Jefferson General Hospital Metairie Acute Care Hospital
Southern Surgical Hospital Slidell Acute Care Hospital
Ochsner Medical Center - Kenner Kenner Acute Care Hospital
St Charles Surgical Facility New Orleans Ambulatory Surgical Center
Jefferson Ambulatory Surgery Center Metairie Ambulatory Surgical Center
Saint Charles Parish Hospital Luling Acute Care Hospital
Pontchartrain Bone and Joint Clinic Metairie Ortho Surgery Center
Helios Outpatient Center Slidell Ambulatory Surgical Center
Pontchartrain Surgery Center Covington Ambulatory Surgical Center
Summit Surgery Center Covington Ambulatory Surgical Center
Orthopaedic Clinic of Mandeville Mandeville Ortho Surgery Center
Touro Infirmary New Orleans Acute Care Hospital
Ochsner Medical Center - New Orleans New Orleans Acute Care Hospital
River Parishes Hospital Laplace Acute Care Hospital
West Jefferson Surgery Center Marrero Ambulatory Surgical Center
Northshore Regional Medical Center Slidell Acute Care Hospital
Lakeview Regional Medical Center Covington Acute Care Hospital
Ochsner Baptist Medical Center New Orleans Acute Care Hospital
Ochsner Medical Center - West Bank Gretna Acute Care Hospital
Northshore Surgical Center Covington Ambulatory Surgical Center
Doctors Same Day Surgery Center Marrero Ambulatory Surgical Center
East Jefferson Ambulatory Surgery Center Metairie Ambulatory Surgical Center
Greater New Orleans Sugery Center Metairie Ortho Surgery Center
Kenner Outpatient Surgery Center Kenner Ambulatory Surgical Center
Tulane-lakeside Hospital Metairie Acute Care Hospital
The Surgery Suite Slidell Ambulatory Surgical Center
West Jefferson Medical Center Marrero Acute Care Hospital
Hedgewood Surgical Center New Orleans Ambulatory Surgical Center
Saint Tammany Parish Hospital Covington Acute Care Hospital
Houma Outpatient Surgery Center Metairie Ambulatory Surgical Center
Louisiana Heart Hospital Lacombe Acute Care Hospital
Fairway Medical Center Covington Acute Care Hospital
Slidell Memorial Hospital Slidell 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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