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Navigating Knee Replacement Costs

Navigating Knee Replacement Costs

Make sure you're asking the critical questions to make the best decision for your care

Not all hospitals achieve the same results

Knee replacement is a surgery focused on reducing pain and getting you back to the activities you love. But not all hospitals achieve the same results. Some are more reliable than others. With the help of the HSS Hospital Cost Estimator, you can make sure you're asking the critical questions to find the hospital that's right for you. Understanding the data points below will help you make the best decision for your care. Learn why we chose these factors.

 

Knee Replacement Overview

What

Surgical procedure in which damaged cartilage in the knee is replaced by a metal implant. Also called “knee arthroplasty” or “knee resurfacing.”

Where

Takes place in a hospital or ambulatory surgery center.

Length of hospital stay

Ranges from less than one day to several days, depending on the complexity of the procedure and your overall health.

Services included

The hospital price estimate includes:

  • Room and board
  • Care in the operating room
  • Tests and X-rays done in the hospital
  • Medications given in the hospital
  • Nursing and physical therapy in the hospital
 

Other professional services, such as those provided by your surgeon or anesthesiologist, are billed for separately.

 
Senior woman walking her dog in the park

Lauren Staten Island, NY SI, NY

I am impressed with my doctor’s compassion, concern for my recovery, and the efficiency of his office. Someone was always available for my questions.

Knee Replacement

Success Rate

96%

Of HSS patients reported improvement within 12 months after their treatment

Out of 221 responses, 100% response rate

Source: HSS Internal Data, 2020

Man in hospital gown practices taking stairs

Testimonial

After just 10 weeks, I am back to work and navigating stairs, driving, sitting and standing with no pain and no complications.

David, Knee Replacement

Patient Experience

91%
Of patients would recommend HSS; over the national average of 72%

4.8 out of 5. Based on 18,491 patient ratings

Source: CMS Care Compare

Complications

1.8%

HSS In-Hospital
Complications

  2.4%

National
Rate

Represents hip/knee replacement care. Lower is better

Source: CMS Care Compare

Avoidable Hospital Visits

2.5%

HSS
Readmissions

 4%

National
Rate

Represents hip/knee replacement care. Lower is better

Source: CMS Care Compare

Man in bike clothing posing on bicycle

Testimonial

It has been a year since my knee replacements, and I am riding the bike regularly, enjoying walks, and back on the tennis court.

Bruce, Knee Replacement

 

Procedure Volume

4,964
Knee replacements per year, that's 278% more than the next leading hospital

Source: NYSDOH SPARCS 2017 Public Use File

Cost Efficiency

26%
Less expensive over time than other NYC Tri-State Hospitals

0.80 HSS vs. 1.06 NYC Tri-State. Lower is better.
30-day episode cost ratio.

Source: FAIR Health, CY2019

Endorsements
#1

In orthopedics + high performing in knee replacements

11 years in a row

Endorsements
#1

In orthopedics + high performing in knee replacements

11 years in a row

Get an estimate in 2 simple steps

Step 1: Download the Hospital Cost Estimator

The Hospital Cost Estimator gives you valuable data about your procedure to think about alongside price. Our helpful worksheet makes it easy for you to compare different hospitals.

Step 2: Use the calculator to get your price

Use our calculator tool to get your personalized price estimate. Record that number on the Hospital Cost Estimator you just downloaded for a complete picture of the services you'd be paying for.