Knee Repair Surgery Cost and Procedure Information

Knee repair surgery is a minimally invasive procedure used to diagnose and treat knee problems such as torn meniscus, misaligned knee cap and torn ligaments. The arthroscopic method uses several small incisions to allow insertion of small thin tubes with video cameras (laparoscopes) and surgical instruments attached to perform the surgery. Patients typically come home the same day as the surgery.

National Knee Repair Surgery Procedure Pricing Summary

National Minimum Price $5,400 (Plattsburgh, NY)
National Average Price $13,000
National Maximum Price $36,700 (Kodiak, AK)

Knee Repair Surgery Cost Averages Around the Country

Price Range
Minneapolis, MN Knee Repair Surgery Cost Average $2,925 - $7,900
Boston, MA Knee Repair Surgery Cost Average $3,600 - $9,800
Baltimore, MD Knee Repair Surgery Cost Average $2,925 - $8,000
San Diego, CA Knee Repair Surgery Cost Average $3,800 - $10,400
San Francisco, CA Knee Repair Surgery Cost Average $3,800 - $10,500
St. Louis, MO Knee Repair Surgery Cost Average $2,550 - $7,000
Denver, CO Knee Repair Surgery Cost Average $3,100 - $8,400
Tampa, FL Knee Repair Surgery Cost Average $2,700 - $7,400
Seattle, WA Knee Repair Surgery Cost Average $3,300 - $8,900
Detroit, MI Knee Repair Surgery Cost Average $2,850 - $7,800
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Featured Facilities that Perform Knee Repair Surgery

Name Location Price Range
Knoxville Ambulatory Surgery Center Knoxville , TN $2,475 - $6,700
South Coast Surgery Center Coos Bay , OR $3,200 - $8,600
Central Maine Orthopaedics Ambulatory Surgery Center Auburn , ME $2,700 - $7,400
Beauregard Memorial Hospital Deridder , LA $2,625 - $7,100
Mountainwest Surgical Center Bountiful , UT $2,550 - $7,100
United Clinic ASC Aberdeen , SD $2,700 - $7,400
Center for Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine Indiana , PA $2,700 - $7,300
Surgery Center of Midwest City Oklahoma City , OK $2,400 - $6,500
New Ulm Medical Center New Ulm , MN $6,600 - $18,200
Franklin Foundation Hospital Franklin , LA $6,100 - $16,800
Waco Surgicenter Waco , TX $2,550 - $6,900
Morrison Community Hospital Morrison , IL $6,500 - $17,800
Coastal Carolina Orthopaedic Surgeons Jacksonville , NC $2,775 - $7,500
Idaho Falls Surgical Center ASC Idaho Falls , ID $2,550 - $6,900
Dukes Memorial Hospital Peru , IN $5,300 - $14,500
Tehama Surgery Center Red Bluff , CA $3,800 - $10,400
Surgery Center of Wilson Wilson , NC $2,775 - $7,500
Hutchinson Ambulatory Surgery Center Hutchinson , KS $2,550 - $6,900
Bend Surgery Center Bend , OR $3,200 - $8,600
Ashland Surgery Center Ashland , OR $3,200 - $8,600
Great Falls Clinic Surgery Center Great Falls , MT $2,700 - $7,300
Collierville Orthopedics Collierville , TN $2,475 - $6,700
Goshen Ambulatory Care Center Goshen , IN $2,700 - $7,500
War Memorial Hospital Sault Saint Marie , MI $5,400 - $14,900
Providence Surgery Center Missoula , MT $2,700 - $7,300
Southeastern Regional Medical Center Lumberton , NC $4,500 - $12,300
Shoreline Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Clinic Holland , MI $2,850 - $7,800
River View Surgery Center Marion , IN $2,700 - $7,500
Loc Surgery Center Lincoln , NE $2,850 - $7,700
Duncan Orthopaedics Duncan , OK $2,400 - $6,500

Knee Repair Surgery Information & Details

Knee Repair Surgery Cost and Procedure Introduction

Knee repair surgery is an arthroscopic procedure performed through small incisions, using an instrument called an arthroscope. The arthroscope (or “scope”) is a tube that contains a camera and other surgical instruments. Patients are under general anesthesia during this procedure. Surgeons use this procedure to diagnose and treat knee problems such as torn meniscus, misaligned kneecap (patella) or torn ligaments. Knee repair surgeries are usually performed in an outpatient surgical facility by an orthopedic surgeon. Patients are usually able to come home the day of the surgery, typically one to two hours after the procedure. Most patients can resume normal activities after the surgery, though the timeline varies greatly depending on the severity of the issue.

Patient Preparation for Knee Repair Surgery

A physical examination will be performed along with blood or other diagnostic tests, such as X-rays and MRIs. 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 Repair Surgery

The surgery takes between one and two hours, depending on the severity of the problem. The preparation and recovery time may take 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). Arthroscopic knee repair surgery is performed by an orthopedic surgeon, who will make a few small incisions around the kneecap. After inserting the arthroscope, the surgeon will locate the problem via a monitor attached to the camera in the scope. The surgeon will then correct the issue using the surgical tools contained in the arthroscope. After incisions are closed — using stitches or steri-strips — your knee will be wrapped in a soft bandage.

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 discharged to your home. 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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