There is a lot of information out there about the true costs of surgeries, but do you know the fair market value for a hip replacement for a significant hip replacement problem? According to a recent study published through Blue Cross Blue Shield, a total hip replacement will cost between $31,839 and $44,816, with an average cost of $39,299 for uninsured patients. For those with insurance a traditional surgery is fully covered, but there may be auxiliary charges out there–so be sure to read up on the terms of your insurance. A total hip replacement obviously isn’t the only option but it is the most effective on patients who have hips that have been so damaged by arthritis or injury that limit their daily activity.
The process of determining the need for hip replacement surgery comes from an orthopaedic surgeon, who will perform an initial evaluation. After running the appropriate tests and procedures, patients who need a hip replacement begin what is traditionally a multi-day stop in the hospital.
While rare, there are some patients who had hip replacement surgery after 2008 that experienced significant complications with their surgery and are now experiencing hip replacement problems. Many of those complications stem from bad hip replacement devices made by certain manufacturers. There are millions of Americans who are actually entitled to cash for their suffering as a result of these faulty devices. If you or someone you know was impacted by one of these devices, you may be entitled to significant compensation.