What is Hip Revision Surgery Really Going to Cost?
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The cost of hip revision surgery is high. Although expenses will vary depending on the severity of the injury, the length of time you had the implant devices and other factors, patients must consider added medical expenses such as tests, X-rays, rehabilitation procedures and anesthesiologists as well as the type of hospital in which you undergo the revision hip surgery and how long you are required to stay at the facility.
For example, a 55-year-old individual in good health suffering from little injuries and expected to make a quick recovery may be required incur up to $73,533.58 in additional expenses. Such costs may include any extra inpatient care, mobility equipment, braces for rehabilitation, fees for orthopedic surgeons or other medications such as antibiotics.
Additionally, the same patient may need to stay in the hospital anywhere from 12 days to six weeks, depending on his or her expected recovery time. At a non-profit hospital, this fully stay could cost as much as $68,250, excluding rehabilitation procedures and services. Again, depending on the anticipated recovery time and injury, a typical treatment plan could last anywhere from six to twelve weeks. Factor in the average $350 cost per session, that patient could incur $2,100 for minimal rehabilitation. The patient may also be charged with the cost of an anesthesiologist with an average fee of $1,793.58 as well as any specialized tests or X-rays that could cost $1,500 or more.
Unfortunately, a hip revision surgery is often more complicated than the initial implant procedure. During a revision surgery, the surgeon may need to exchange or remove one or more parts of the defective implant. However, bone loss may occur if the metallic parts of the implant that are in contact with the bone need to be removed. The muscle may also be removed, affecting the strength of the hip as a whole and the patient’s ability to function following the hip revision surgery.
Have Questions about Your Hip Revision Surgery? Contact Us Today
Contact the American Injury Attorney Group today for more information if you or a loved one has suffered from injuries after receiving a hip replacement device. We will answer your questions about current hip replacement lawsuits and determine if you are eligible to file claim after undergoing a hip revision surgery. We will connect you with an affiliated attorney who will handle your case and work to help you seek the compensation to which you may be entitled.