3. Surgery Cost
The cost of knee replacement surgery can often sway a decision. However, since most of these surgeries cannot be avoided it is best to see if your medical insurance covers you as some hospitals can charge up to $49,500 for a whole knee replacement. The cost becomes lower for partial part replacement.
Another consideration to make when calculating the final medical bill is inpatient charge, medication, surgeon, or other specialists. Other factors of inclusion are the number of days spent in the hospital and the length of time spent in the operating theatre. Being financially prepared will ensure that you are not working on dealing with financial as well as recovery stress.
After the surgery, the patient is likely to gain other replacement related charges. Many knee replacement patients may require physiotherapy. The durability of the replacement is not long-lasting, hence within ten to twenty years, the patient may have to undergo another knee replacement surgery. Medical aid coverage and payout also need to be considered prior to opt for the surgery.