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Is there assistance for paying for hip replacement surgery?

Is there assistance for paying for hip replacement surgery?

See below: If you have health insurance, this should cover most of the cost. Depending on the insurance that you have, you may have some responsibility for part of the cost. The billing department in your doctors office should be able to answer these questions for you before an operation. ...Read more

Dr. Austina Cho
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Knee Surgery (Definition)

Knee surgery may be done for congenital, traumatic or degenerative causes. Arthroscopy is a common method for treating cartilage and ligament problems. Open surgeries are commonly performed for fractures. Knee joint replacement may be done in (usually) older individuals with knee joint arthritis that impairs their daily function and which is not ...Read more


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Will medicare cover a knee joint replacement surgury?

Will medicare cover a  knee joint replacement surgury?

Yes.: If deemed medically necessary, yes. Joint replacement surgewry is almost always considered elective. ...Read more

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What anesthesia is best for knee replacement surgery?

What anesthesia is best for knee replacement surgery?

A combined technique: The most eloquent technique is a combined general anesthetic/nerve block approach. Before surgery you get a femoral and sciatic nerve block. This numbs up your whole leg and provides excellent post-op pain control. Some centers will also place a femoral block catheter so you can get more local anesthetic after the operation. Then the general anesthetic keeps you blissfully asleep during surgery. ...Read more

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When will medicare pay for total knee replacement?

When will medicare pay  for total knee replacement?

When indicated: Medicare will pay for a total knee when it is medically indicated, which would typically mean when the patient has severe arthritis that limits their function. You would have to be a medicare beneficiary, which typically means you would be over the age of 65, although there are a few exceptions to this. ...Read more

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How long is the recovery for arthroscopic knee surgery?

How long is the recovery for arthroscopic knee surgery?

Days to weeks: Depending on the findings, it could take days to weeks to improve. Most arthroscopic cases allow you to walk immediately. I recommend no running or jumping for 4 weeks. ...Read more

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How much costs above knee amputation surgery nowadays?

How much costs above knee amputation surgery nowadays?

Surgery cost: In the U.S. surgeon fees would be around 2,000 dollars and hospital fees approximately 15,000. Costs are variable depending on how long you stay in the hospital due to comorbidities and post procedure complications. People who need amputation due to atherosclerosis and diabetes typically have coexistent heart disease and should be watched carefully for post op MI, infection, atrial fibrillation ...Read more

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How successful is surgery for meniscal knee tears?

How successful is surgery for meniscal knee tears?

Depends: Depends on the size of the tear. In most cases results are very good. Your surgeon is the best guide. ...Read more

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How long is the recovery for knee replacement surgery?

How long is the recovery for knee replacement surgery?

Total knee recovery: Full maturation period for a total knee is 12-18 months. This is to achieve final full motion ; strength ; the fluid motion you will have for many years to come. Most people will participate in 6-12 weeks of formal pt. However, somewhere between 4-12 weeks, people generally stop their formal therapy and continue there lifelong maintenance exercise program. Best outcomes require regular exercise. ...Read more

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How complicated is the recovery for double hip replacement surgery?

How complicated is the recovery for double hip replacement surgery?

Not easy: Obviously there are potential complications from a medical point of view. The recovery for a hip replacement takes several months to decrease pain, increase motion, increase strength and gradually normalize your gait. After this procedure, one can improve for 6-12 months afterward i would suggest doing only one side at a time due to the extensive surgery and recovery. ...Read more

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How expensive is a hip replacement surgery?

How expensive is a hip replacement surgery?

Insurance covers: price differs in different parts of the country. there is also cost of hospitalization and anesthesia and rehab. get insurance. ...Read more

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Cortisone shot vs surgery for ankle?

Cortisone shot vs surgery for ankle?

Depends: Truly depends on the problem. Steroids are a strong anti-inflamatory; however if the underlying problem isn't taken care of it can recur. Lidocaine injections can be used to confirm the problem is in a specific location or within the joint. ...Read more

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What is the recovery time for arthroscopic hip surgery?

What is the recovery time for arthroscopic hip surgery?

3-4 months: Recovery is dependent on the extent of cartilage damage at the time of surgery. I start my patients they day after surgery with gentle motion with a therapist. This starts passive and then moves to active. Your surgeon should provide you a protocol. ...Read more

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What is the recovery timeline for arthroscopic knee surgery?

What is the recovery timeline for arthroscopic knee surgery?

About 6 weeks: The first week you can expect some discomfort. A small percentage of patients have a lot of pain. Its difficult to determine who they are preoperatively. Most surgeons want you doing a home exercise program during the 1st week. You will be able to walk usually with the use of a cane for a few days. At the end of the 1st week, your surgeon will remove sutures and start pt. Each week you will progressively improve, and usually by 6 weeks you should be 90% healed. The last 10% can take several months. ...Read more

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What is the cost of hip replacement surgery, rehab aside?

What is the cost of hip replacement surgery, rehab aside?

10.000?: Complex question.Are you asking for the doctor's fees, hospital cost?Dr's fees are independent of the hospital bill that usually icludes:hospital stay, any diagnostic test such as x-raysw, lab work, pt, the use of the operating room, anesthesia fees and the cost of the prosthesis used, those cost are very variable from hospital to hospital.Dr's fees are between2.500 to 5.000 thousand dollars. ...Read more

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Are calaxo screws are used for total knee replacement surgery?

Are calaxo screws are used for total knee replacement surgery?

No. : Calaxo screws were used for acl reconstruction, not total knee replacement surgery. Fda aaclpproved in march 2006, the calaxo screw was recalled only a year and a half later, in august 2007, after the fda and smith & nephew received complaints about swelling, screw fragmentation and pockets of fluid build-up. ...Read more

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Is it typical for my knee to buckle after ACL revision surgery?

Is it typical for my knee to buckle after ACL revision surgery?

Acl revision: If your knee buckled after an acl revision, it needs to be reexamined or re MRI to determine if the new graft is intact. ...Read more

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Best treatment option for s. Ludunensis in my knee after total knee removal?

Best treatment option for s. Ludunensis in my knee after total knee removal?

Sensitivity of germ: Well the doc should have a 'profile' of what the bacteria is and is not sensitive to. That, depending also on you (presence or absence of allergies, kidney function etc) would help determine the best treatment. I would guess your doctors picked Vancomycin, which is one of the best medications for that. I'm also a fan of daptomycin but it's extremely expensive. With a joint infection, treat longer. ...Read more