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A 60-year-old male asked:

i have osteoporosis , male, 60 yrs.old .no medical imsurance need to be operated for a knee joint replacement how much will it cost me?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
About $22,000.00: It is very expensive it cost about $22, 000.00.
Dr. Tracy Lovell
Rheumatology 21 years experience
It depends: It depends on the hospital---medicare just released what the average charges were for various procedures at all hospitals in the us. You can go online to view this.

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