Is cost of knee replacement bothering you because you are uninsured?
Have you got a question how much to pay for your knee surgery?
Are you shopping around for your total or partial knee replacement surgery to get rid of your knee arthritis?
Have you got insurance or mediclaim (as they call it in India)or OHIP or any other insurance where you do not have to pay much?
Are you looking for medical travel or a small vacation where you can undergo treatment and also enjoy hospitality?
Average cost of knee replacement surgery in USA is around 35000 to 40000 USD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
In Uk it is around 14k to 18k GBP.
In Canada its around 18000 to 20000 CAD or more.
So if you have insurance or medicare or any other government funded options you do not have to worry as you will not be paying this much amount of money.
As we already know what is total knee replacement I do not have to stretch it out.
Have you heard about all inclusive knee replacement packages?
Well if not then you must have heard some other name essentially for the same thing and we would love to hear what your doctor or hospital would call it.
A typical cost of knee replacement package includes :
Not included in cost of knee replacement package:
Typical USA based knee replacement cost can be in high 40000 USD. This is amongst the highest cost paid by any patient from any part of the world.
So if you have insurance from your job or medicare you do not have to worry so much as cost of knee replacement surgery is covered.
You might have to pay few extra dollars depending on your insurance plan and your knee replacement recovery. Those expenses can be ranging from few hundred to few thousand dollars depending on deductibles and coinsurance.
Although as you have an insurance you would be paying less money because medical companies make a deal with hospitals and so you pay less. Talk to your provider or doctor and ask all details.
What if you are uninsured? Does that mean you will be paying 40K USD to relieve your knee pain. No not necessarily as hospitals and doctors make special packages for those who are not insured.
Although not advisable to delay your surgery, if you can not afford those hefty fees you can try any of these following alternatives:
Weather insured or uninsured you might have to pay few extra dollars for life style modifications or other things other than cost of total knee replacement.
Please if you have a real life experience or you liked what I have shared with you here please comment in comment section so that other people who read this can get benefited.