Seattle, WA Knee Replacement Surgery Cost Comparison

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A Knee Replacement Surgery in Seattle costs $21,866 on average when you take the median of the 71 medical providers who perform Knee Replacement Surgery procedures in Seattle, WA. There are 1 different types of Knee Replacement Surgery provided in Seattle, 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 Seattle 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 $13,500 - $37,100 Free Quote

Compare Knee Replacement Surgery Providers in Seattle, WA

Facility City Type
St Joseph Gig Harbor Same Day Surgery Center Gig Harbor Ambulatory Surgical Center
Surgery Center Enumclaw Enumclaw Ambulatory Surgical Center
Enumclaw Community Hospital Enumclaw Critical Access (Rural) Hospital
Highline Medical Center Burien Acute Care Hospital
Good Samaritan Hospital Puyallup Acute Care Hospital
Swedish Medical Center / Cherry Hill Campus Seattle Acute Care Hospital
Pacific Medical Centers Ambulatory Surgical Center Seattle Ambulatory Surgical Center
Virginia Mason Lynnwood ASC Lynnwood Ambulatory Surgical Center
Kruger Clinic Othopaedics Edmonds Ortho Surgery Center
University of Washington Medical Center Seattle Acute Care Hospital
Saint Clare Hospital Lakewood Acute Care Hospital
Hillside Medical Surgery Puyallup Ambulatory Surgical Center
Virginia Mason Federal Way South ASC Federal Way Ambulatory Surgical Center
Providence Everett Medical Center - Colby Campus Everett Acute Care Hospital
Snoqualmie Valley Hospital Snoqualmie Critical Access (Rural) Hospital
Stevens Hospital Edmonds Acute Care Hospital
Kneefootanklecenter Kirkland Ortho Surgery Center
Harborview Medical Center Seattle Acute Care Hospital
Virginia Mason Issaquah ASC Issaquah Ambulatory Surgical Center
West Tacoma Surgery Center Tacoma Ambulatory Surgical Center
Gateway Surgery Center Everett Ambulatory Surgical Center
Cascade Valley Arlington Surgery Center Arlington Ambulatory Surgical Center
Washington Institute Orthopedic Center Kirkland Ortho Surgery Center
Southlake Clinic Renton Ambulatory Surgical Center
Good Samaritan Surgery Center Puyallup Ambulatory Surgical Center
Virginia Mason Bellevue ASC Bellevue Ambulatory Surgical Center
Kemp Surgery Center Everett Ambulatory Surgical Center
Evergreen Surgical Center Kirkland Ambulatory Surgical Center
Evergreen Orthopedic Clinic Monroe Ortho Surgery Center
Overlake Hospital Medical Center Bellevue Acute Care Hospital
Harbor Orthopedic Clinic Gig Harbor Ortho Surgery Center
Everett Bone and Joint Surgery Center Everett Ambulatory Surgical Center
Seattle Orthopedic Center Surgery Seattle Ortho Surgery Center
Bel-red Ambulatory Surgical Facility Bellevue Ambulatory Surgical Center
Auburn Regional Medical Center Auburn Acute Care Hospital
Southwest Seattle Surgery Center Burien Ambulatory Surgical Center
Schick Shadel Hospital Seattle Acute Care Hospital
North Seattle Surgery Center Seattle Ambulatory Surgical Center
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance Seattle Acute Care Hospital
Virginia Mason Medical Center Seattle Acute Care Hospital
Cedar Medical Specialties Tacoma Ambulatory Surgical Center
Northwest Hospital and Medical Center Seattle Acute Care Hospital
Swedish Medical Center / First Hill Campus Seattle Acute Care Hospital
Saint Francis Hospital Federal Way Acute Care Hospital
Auburn Outpatient Surgery Center Auburn Ambulatory Surgical Center
Valley General Hospital Monroe Acute Care Hospital
Evergreen Hospital Medical Center Kirkland Acute Care Hospital
Tacoma General Hospital Tacoma Acute Care Hospital
First Hill Surgery Center Seattle Ambulatory Surgical Center
Lakewood Surgery Center Lakewood Ortho Surgery Center
The Surgery Center at Rainier Puyallup Ambulatory Surgical Center
The Multispecialty Surgency Center Shoreline Ambulatory Surgical Center
Smc Day Surgery Renton Ambulatory Surgical Center
Seattle Surgery Center Seattle Ambulatory Surgical Center
Cascade Surgery Center Auburn Ambulatory Surgical Center
Saint Joseph Medical Center Tacoma Acute Care Hospital
The Orthopaedic Center Tacoma Ortho Surgery Center
Cascade Valley Hospital Arlington Acute Care Hospital
Edmonds Surgery Center Edmonds Ortho Surgery Center
Overlake Surgery Center Bellevue Ambulatory Surgical Center
Edmonds Center for Outpatient Surgery Edmonds Ambulatory Surgical Center
Issaquah Surgery Center Issaquah Ambulatory Surgical Center
Valley Medical Center Renton Acute Care Hospital
Cabrini Tower Ambulatory Surgery Center Seattle Ambulatory Surgical Center
ASC Polyclinic Surgery Center Seattle Ambulatory Surgical Center
Active Foot and Ankle Center Seattle Ortho Surgery Center
Trask Surgery Center Everett Ambulatory Surgical Center
Evergreen Orthopedic Surgery Center Kirkland Ortho Surgery Center
Tacoma Ambulatory Surgery Center Tacoma Ambulatory Surgical Center
Eastside Hospital and Specialty Center Redmond Acute Care Hospital
Bellevue Ambulatory Surgery Center Bellevue 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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