Cincinnati, OH Knee Replacement Surgery Cost Comparison

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A Knee Replacement Surgery in Cincinnati costs $19,775 on average when you take the median of the 49 medical providers who perform Knee Replacement Surgery procedures in Cincinnati, OH. There are 1 different types of Knee Replacement Surgery provided in Cincinnati, 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 Cincinnati 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 $12,200 - $33,500 Free Quote

Compare Knee Replacement Surgery Providers in Cincinnati, OH

Facility City Type
Mercy Ambulatory Surgery Center Fairfield Ambulatory Surgical Center
Saint Elizabeth Medical Center - South Unit Edgewood Acute Care Hospital
University Hospital Cincinnati Acute Care Hospital
Ohio Valley Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine Cincinnati Ortho Surgery Center
Hamilton Orthopaedic Clinic Oxford Ortho Surgery Center
Middletown Regional Hospital Middletown Acute Care Hospital
Good Samaritan Hospital Cincinnati Acute Care Hospital
Miami Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine Hamilton Ortho Surgery Center
Mercy Hospital Mount Airy Cincinnati Acute Care Hospital
Redbank Surgery Center Cincinnati Ambulatory Surgical Center
Journey Lite of Southern Ohio Cincinnati Ambulatory Surgical Center
Mercy Anderson Ambulatory Surgery Center Cincinnati Ambulatory Surgical Center
Dearborn County Hospital Lawrenceburg Acute Care Hospital
Orthopedic Diagnostic and Treatment Ctr Norwood Ortho Surgery Center
Brown County General Hospital Georgetown Acute Care Hospital
Mercy Hospital Clermont Batavia Acute Care Hospital
Westside Regional Medical Center Cincinnati Ambulatory Surgical Center
Jewish Hospital Cincinnati Acute Care Hospital
Mercy Hospital Anderson Cincinnati Acute Care Hospital
Deaconess Hospital Cincinnati Acute Care Hospital
Greater Cincinnati Surgery Center Cincinnati Ambulatory Surgical Center
Southwest Ohio Ambulatory Surgery Center Middletown Ambulatory Surgical Center
Kenwood Surgery Center Cincinnati Ambulatory Surgical Center
Western Hills Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Cincinnati Ortho Surgery Center
Surgery Center of Cincinnati Cincinnati Ambulatory Surgical Center
Mercy Hospital Fairfield Fairfield Acute Care Hospital
Summit Surgery Center Cincinnati Ortho Surgery Center
Saint Luke Hospital East Fort Thomas Acute Care Hospital
Mercy Hospital Western Hills Cincinnati Acute Care Hospital
Beacon West Surgical Center Cincinnati Ortho Surgery Center
Reconstructive Orthopaedics Lebanon Ortho Surgery Center
Cincinnati Sportsmedicine and Orthopaedic Center Cincinnati Ortho Surgery Center
Butler County Surgical Center Hamilton Acute Care Hospital
University Pointe Surgical Hospital West Chester Acute Care Hospital
Middletown Surgery Center Franklin Ambulatory Surgical Center
Mayfield Spine Center Norwood Ortho Surgery Center
Mccullough-Hyde Memorial Hospital Oxford Acute Care Hospital
The Surgery Center Edgewood Ambulatory Surgical Center
Fort Hamilton Hospital Hamilton Acute Care Hospital
Bethesda North Hospital Cincinnati Acute Care Hospital
Jarman Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Aurora Ortho Surgery Center
Queen City Sports Medicine and Orthopedics Cincinnati Ortho Surgery Center
The Hand Ambulatory Surgery Center Cincinnati Ortho Surgery Center
Far Oaks Orthopedists Springboro Ortho Surgery Center
Ohio Valley Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine Westchester Ortho Surgery Center
Christ Hospital Cincinnati Acute Care Hospital
Saint Elizabeth Medical Center - Grant County Unit Williamstown Critical Access (Rural) Hospital
Saint Luke Hospital West Florence Acute Care Hospital
Tristate Orthopaedic Center Cincinnati 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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