Pittsburgh, PA Knee Replacement Surgery Cost Comparison

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A Knee Replacement Surgery in Pittsburgh costs $20,367 on average when you take the median of the 54 medical providers who perform Knee Replacement Surgery procedures in Pittsburgh, PA. There are 1 different types of Knee Replacement Surgery provided in Pittsburgh, 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 Pittsburgh 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 $12,600 - $34,500 Free Quote

Compare Knee Replacement Surgery Providers in Pittsburgh, PA

Facility City Type
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center St. Margaret Pittsburgh Acute Care Hospital
Excela Health Orthopedics Greensburg Ortho Surgery Center
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Mckeesport Mckeesport Acute Care Hospital
Heritage Valley Beaver Beaver Acute Care Hospital
Laurel Surgical Center Greensburg Ambulatory Surgical Center
Armstrong County Memorial Hospital Kittanning Acute Care Hospital
Surgery Center at Edgworth Commons Sewickley Ambulatory Surgical Center
Magee-womens Hospital of University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Acute Care Hospital
Burke and Bradley Orthopedics Pittsburgh Ortho Surgery Center
Beaver Valley Center for Surgery Aliquippa Ambulatory Surgical Center
Butler Memorial Hospital Butler Acute Care Hospital
The Western Pennsylvania Hospital Pittsburgh Acute Care Hospital
Westmoreland Regional Hospital Greensburg Acute Care Hospital
Aliquippa Community Hospital Aliquippa Acute Care Hospital
The Washington Hospital Washington Acute Care Hospital
Highlands Hospital Connellsville Acute Care Hospital
Westmoreland Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Greensburg Ortho Surgery Center
Monongahela Valley Hospital Monongahela Acute Care Hospital
The Western Pennsylvania Hospital - Forbes Regional Monroeville Acute Care Hospital
Heritage Valley Sewickley Sewickley Acute Care Hospital
East Side Surgery Center Pittsburgh Ambulatory Surgical Center
Southwestern Ambulatory Surgery Center Pittsburgh Ambulatory Surgical Center
Butler Bone and Joint Center Butler Ortho Surgery Center
Lowry Surgicenter Jeannette Ambulatory Surgical Center
Allegheny General Hospital - Suburban Campus Pittsburgh Acute Care Hospital
Alle-kiski Medical Center Natrona Heights Acute Care Hospital
North Shore Ambulatory Surgical Pittsburgh Ambulatory Surgical Center
Latrobe Hospital Latrobe Acute Care Hospital
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Presbyterian Pittsburgh Acute Care Hospital
Aestique Ambulatory Surgical Center Greensburg Ambulatory Surgical Center
Surgery Center at Cranberry Cranberry Twp Ambulatory Surgical Center
Western Pa Surgery Center Wexford Ambulatory Surgical Center
Surgicenter at Ligonier Ligonier Ambulatory Surgical Center
Mercy Jeannette Hospital Jeannette Acute Care Hospital
Canonsburg General Hospital Canonsburg Acute Care Hospital
20-20 Surgery Center Greensburg Ambulatory Surgical Center
Groff Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine Pittsburgh Ortho Surgery Center
Tri-state Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine Pittsburgh Ortho Surgery Center
Tri-state Surgery Center Washington Ambulatory Surgical Center
Saint Clair Hospital Pittsburgh Acute Care Hospital
Allegheny General Hospital Pittsburgh Acute Care Hospital
Waterfront Surgery Center Homestead Ambulatory Surgical Center
Ohio Valley General Hospital Mckees Rocks Acute Care Hospital
Mt Pleasant Surgery Center Mount Pleasant Ambulatory Surgical Center
Upmc Monroeville Surgery Center Monroeville Ambulatory Surgical Center
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Mercy Pittsburgh Acute Care Hospital
Butler Ambulatory Surgery Center Butler Ambulatory Surgical Center
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center South Side Pittsburgh Acute Care Hospital
Frick Hospital Mount Pleasant Acute Care Hospital
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Passavant Pittsburgh Acute Care Hospital
Jefferson Regional Medical Center Pittsburgh Acute Care Hospital
Spartan Health Surgicenter Monongahela Ambulatory Surgical Center
Uniontown Hospital Uniontown Acute Care Hospital
Shadyside Surgi-center Pittsburgh 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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