St. Louis, MO Knee Replacement Surgery Cost Comparison

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A Knee Replacement Surgery in St. Louis costs $18,697 on average when you take the median of the 76 medical providers who perform Knee Replacement Surgery procedures in St. Louis, MO. There are 1 different types of Knee Replacement Surgery 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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Knee Replacement (Total) Cost Average $11,600 - $31,700 Free Quote

Compare Knee Replacement Surgery Providers in St. Louis, MO

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