Friday, February 13, 2009

ACL reconstruction cost-Get info about how ACL Reconstruction cost?

One of the most common knee problems that can occur, especially in sports men and women, is a tear of a cruciate ligament, most commonly the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). The anterior cruciate ligament is one of the four knee ligaments that are crucial to the stability of the knee joint. The other major knee ligaments of the knee are the posterior cruciate ligament (PCL), the medial collateral (MCL) and lateral collateral ligaments (LCL). Link

For patients not covered by health insurance, the cost of ACL reconstruction, including the surgeon's fee, facility fee, anesthesia and graft, if needed, ranges from just under $20,000 to $50,000.

For patients covered by health insurance, out-of-pocket costs typically include a hospital admission fee, copays for pre- and post-surgical doctor visits, a copay or coinsurance for the surgery and anesthesia. Out-of-pocket costs can range from $800 to $3,000 or more. Link

A personal experience from a patient who went through ACL reconstruction cost

- Doctor who orders the MRI
$700 ($260)

- MRI fully paid by insurance

- Surgeon who performes the ACL reconstruction and meniscus repair costs $2500 ($250)

- the anesthesia costs $2000 ($250)

- the hospital (facility) where it all happens costs $2000 ($160)

- afterwards the physical therapy
$70 ($15) per visit, expect 16-24 visits = ~ $300 co-pay Link

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