Boston, MA Knee Replacement Surgery Cost Comparison

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A Knee Replacement Surgery in Boston costs $28,116 on average when you take the median of the 72 medical providers who perform Knee Replacement Surgery procedures in Boston, MA. There are 1 different types of Knee Replacement Surgery provided in Boston, 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 Boston 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 $17,400 - $47,600 Free Quote

Compare Knee Replacement Surgery Providers in Boston, MA

Facility City Type
Massachusetts General Hospital Boston Acute Care Hospital
Lawrence General Hospital Lawrence Acute Care Hospital
Parkland Medical Center Derry Acute Care Hospital
Salem Surgery Center Salem Ambulatory Surgical Center
Childrens Sports Medicine Foundation Boston Ortho Surgery Center
Saints Medical Center Lowell Acute Care Hospital
Essex Orthopaedics and Optima Sports Medicine Salem Ortho Surgery Center
Dana-farber Cancer Institute Boston Acute Care Hospital
Wentworth-douglass Hospital Dover Acute Care Hospital
Portsmouth Regional Hospital Portsmouth Acute Care Hospital
Nashoba Valley Medical Center Ayer Acute Care Hospital
Eastern Massachusetts Surgery Center Norwood Ambulatory Surgical Center
Lowell General Hospital Lowell Acute Care Hospital
Marlborough Hospital Marlborough Acute Care Hospital
Access Sports Medicine and Orthopaedics Exeter Ortho Surgery Center
Caritas Norwood Hospital Norwood Acute Care Hospital
Boston Sports and Shoulder Center Waltham Ortho Surgery Center
Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Norwood Ortho Surgery Center
Winchester Hospital Winchester Acute Care Hospital
Tufts-new England Medical Center Boston Acute Care Hospital
Needham Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Needham Ortho Surgery Center
Seacoast Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Somersworth Ortho Surgery Center
NSMC Union Hospital Lynn Acute Care Hospital
Lahey Clinic Medical Center Burlington Acute Care Hospital
New England Ambulatory Surgicenter Cambridge Ambulatory Surgical Center
Caritas Saint Elizabeth's Medical Boston Acute Care Hospital
Exeter Hospital Exeter Acute Care Hospital
Caritas Good Samaritan Medical Center Brockton Acute Care Hospital
South Shore Hospital South Weymouth Acute Care Hospital
Jordan Hospital Plymouth Acute Care Hospital
Boston Out-patient Surgical Suites Waltham Ambulatory Surgical Center
The Cambridge Hospital Cambridge Acute Care Hospital
Caritas Carney Hospital Dorchester Acute Care Hospital
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Boston Acute Care Hospital
Mount Auburn Hospital Cambridge Acute Care Hospital
Melrose Wakefield Hospital Melrose Acute Care Hospital
High Performance Sports Medicine Beverly Ortho Surgery Center
Caritas Holy Family Hospital Methuen Acute Care Hospital
Milton Hospital Milton Acute Care Hospital
Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital - Needham Needham Acute Care Hospital
Emerson Hospital Concord Acute Care Hospital
Salem Orthopedic Surgeons Salem Ortho Surgery Center
Beverly Hospital Beverly Acute Care Hospital
Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary Boston Acute Care Hospital
Orthopedic Surgery of Quincy Quincy Ortho Surgery Center
Brigham and Women's Hospital Boston Acute Care Hospital
Orthopaedics Northeast N Andover Ortho Surgery Center
Boston Medical Center Boston Acute Care Hospital
University Orthopedics of Boston Newton Ortho Surgery Center
Orthopaedic Surgical Center of the North Shore Peabody Ortho Surgery Center
Frisbie Memorial Hospital Rochester Acute Care Hospital
Anna Jaques Hospital Newburyport Acute Care Hospital
Quincy Medical Center Quincy Acute Care Hospital
Andover Surgery Center Andover Ambulatory Surgical Center
Boston Orthopaedic and Sport Medicine Brighton Ortho Surgery Center
Boston Sports and Shoulder Center Chestnut Hill Ortho Surgery Center
Northeast Surgical Care Newington Ambulatory Surgical Center
Newton-Wellesley Hospital Newton Acute Care Hospital
Northeast Ambulatory Center Stoneham Ambulatory Surgical Center
Derry Surgery Center Derry Ambulatory Surgical Center
Merrimack Valley Hospital Haverhill Acute Care Hospital
Children's Orthopaedic Surgery Foundation Boston Ortho Surgery Center
Essex Orthopaedics Andover Ortho Surgery Center
Faulkner Hospital Boston Acute Care Hospital
Pro Sports Orthopedics Cambridge Ortho Surgery Center
Orthopedic Trauma Milton Ortho Surgery Center
Metrowest Medical Center - Framingham Union Hospital Framingham Acute Care Hospital
Orthopedic Affiliates Concord Ortho Surgery Center
Barrington Surgical Care Barrington Ambulatory Surgical Center
New England Baptist Hospital Boston Acute Care Hospital
Brockton Hospital Brockton Acute Care Hospital
Parkway Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Roslindale Ortho Surgery Center

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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