St. Louis, MO Hip Replacement Cost Comparison

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A Hip Replacement in St. Louis costs $20,757 on average when you take the median of the 76 medical providers who perform Hip Replacement procedures in St. Louis, MO. The least expensive Hip Replacement in St. Louis is $12,500 for a Hip Replacement Surgery (Total) while the most expensive Hip Replacement list price is $13,100 for a Hip Resurfacing Surgery. There are 2 different types of Hip Replacement provided in St. Louis, 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 St. Louis 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
Hip Replacement Surgery (Total) Cost Average $12,500 - $34,400 Free Quote
Hip Resurfacing Surgery Cost Average $13,100 - $35,900 Free Quote

Compare Hip Replacement Providers in St. Louis, MO

Facility City Type
Washington County Memorial Hospital Potosi Critical Access (Rural) Hospital
West County Surgical Center Creve Coeur Ambulatory Surgical Center
Saint Anthony's Hospital Alton Acute Care Hospital
Lincoln County Medical Center Troy Critical Access (Rural) Hospital
Community Memorial Hospital Staunton Critical Access (Rural) Hospital
St Peters Ambulatory Surgery Center Saint Peters Ambulatory Surgical Center
SSM Saint Joseph Health Center - Wentzville Wentzville Acute Care Hospital
Parkcrest Orthopedics Sullivan Ortho Surgery Center
Saint John's Mercy Medical Center Saint Louis Acute Care Hospital
Alton Surgical Facility Alton Ambulatory Surgical Center
Mid- America Surgery Center Chesterfield Ambulatory Surgical Center
Tri-county Surgery Center Washington Ambulatory Surgical Center
Belleville Surgical Center Belleville Ambulatory Surgical Center
Saint John's Mercy Hospital Washington Acute Care Hospital
Barnes-jewish Hospital Saint Louis Acute Care Hospital
Riverside Ambulatory Surgery Center Florissant Ambulatory Surgical Center
Riverbend Orthopedics Alton Ortho Surgery Center
Washington Surgery Center Washington Ambulatory Surgical Center
Old Tesson Surgery Center Saint Louis Ambulatory Surgical Center
SSM Depaul Health Center Saint Louis Acute Care Hospital
Timberlake Surgery Center Chesterfield Ambulatory Surgical Center
Missouri Bone and Joint Center Saint Louis Ortho Surgery Center
Christian Hospital Saint Louis Acute Care Hospital
Alton Memorial Hospital Alton Acute Care Hospital
Anderson Hospital Maryville Acute Care Hospital
Saint Joseph's Hospital Breese Acute Care Hospital
Edwardsville Ambulatory Surgery Center Glen Carbon Ambulatory Surgical Center
Memorial Hospital Belleville Acute Care Hospital
Northwest Healthcare Florissant Acute Care Hospital
Barnes-jewish West County Hospital Saint Louis Acute Care Hospital
Webster Ambulatory Surgery Center Webster Groves Ambulatory Surgical Center
Des Peres Square Surgery Center Saint Louis Ortho Surgery Center
Jefferson Memorial Surgery Center Festus Ambulatory Surgical Center
Sunset Hills Ambulatory Surgery Center Saint Louis Ambulatory Surgical Center
Bel Clair Surgical Center Belleville Ambulatory Surgical Center
Barnes-jewish Saint Peters Hospital Saint Peters Acute Care Hospital
SSM Saint Mary's Health Center Richmond Heights Acute Care Hospital
Mason Ridge Surgery Center Saint Louis Ambulatory Surgical Center
Olive Ambulatory Surgery Center Saint Louis Ambulatory Surgical Center
Highland Ambulatory Surgical Center Highland Ambulatory Surgical Center
Greenville Regional Hospital Greenville Acute Care Hospital
Missouri Baptist Hospital - Sullivan Sullivan Acute Care Hospital
Mid Rivers Ambulatory Surgery Center Saint Peters Ambulatory Surgical Center
Jefferson Memorial Hospital Crystal City Acute Care Hospital
Frontenac Surgery and Spine Care Center Frontenac Ortho Surgery Center
Saint Alexius Hospital - Jefferson Campus Saint Louis Acute Care Hospital
Forest Park Hospital Saint Louis Acute Care Hospital
Saint Luke's Hospital Chesterfield Acute Care Hospital
Touchette Regional Hospital Centreville Acute Care Hospital
Saint Elizabeth's Hospital Belleville Acute Care Hospital
Saint Anthony's Medical Center Saint Louis Acute Care Hospital
Manchester Surgery Center Des Peres Ambulatory Surgical Center
Kenneth Hall Regional Hospital East Saint Louis Acute Care Hospital
Chesterfield Surgery Center Chesterfield Ambulatory Surgical Center
Cardinal Glennon Pediatric Surgery Center Saint Louis Ambulatory Surgical Center
City Place Surgery Center Creve Coeur Ambulatory Surgical Center
Carlinville Area Hospital Carlinville Critical Access (Rural) Hospital
Saint Louis University Hospital Saint Louis Acute Care Hospital
Jersey Community Hospital Jerseyville Acute Care Hospital
Advanced Surgery Center Saint Louis Ambulatory Surgical Center
Advanced Ambulatory Surgical Care Creve Coeur Ambulatory Surgical Center
Gateway Regional Medical Center Granite City Acute Care Hospital
Saint Joseph's Hospital Highland Critical Access (Rural) Hospital
SSM Saint Joseph Hospital West Lake Saint Louis Acute Care Hospital
Des Peres Hospital Saint Louis Acute Care Hospital
Saint Alexius Hospital - Broadway Campus Saint Louis Acute Care Hospital
Missouri Baptist Medical Center Saint Louis Acute Care Hospital
Ssm Saint Joseph Health Center Saint Charles Acute Care Hospital
The Surgery Center at St. Joseph Medical Park Saint Charles Ambulatory Surgical Center
St. Louis Surgical Center Creve Coeur Ambulatory Surgical Center
The Surgical Center of St. Louis Bridgeton Ambulatory Surgical Center
South County Surgical Center Saint Louis Ambulatory Surgical Center
Progress West Hospital O Fallon Ortho Surgery Center
South County Outpatient Surgery Center Saint Louis Ambulatory Surgical Center
Twin Cities Surgery Center Festus Ambulatory Surgical Center
Mid County Surgery Center Saint Louis Ambulatory Surgical Center

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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