Boston, MA Hip Replacement Cost Comparison

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A Hip Replacement in Boston costs $31,310 on average when you take the median of the 72 medical providers who perform Hip Replacement procedures in Boston, MA. The least expensive Hip Replacement in Boston is $18,900 for a Hip Replacement Surgery (Total) while the most expensive Hip Replacement list price is $19,800 for a Hip Resurfacing Surgery. There are 2 different types of Hip Replacement provided in Boston, listed below, and the price for each differs based upon your insurance type. As a healthcare consumer you should understand that prices of medical procedures vary and if you shop from the Boston providers below you may be able to save money. Start shopping today and see what you can save!
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Hip Replacement Surgery (Total) Cost Average $18,900 - $51,800 Free Quote
Hip Resurfacing Surgery Cost Average $19,800 - $54,200 Free Quote

Compare Hip Replacement Providers in Boston, MA

Facility City Type
Boston Out-Patient Surgical Suites Waltham Ambulatory Surgical Center
Seacoast Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Somersworth Ortho Surgery Center
Newton-Wellesley Hospital Newton Acute Care Hospital
Saints Medical Center Lowell Acute Care Hospital
Boston Sports and Shoulder Center Chestnut Hill Ortho Surgery Center
Brockton Hospital Brockton Acute Care Hospital
Exeter Hospital Exeter Acute Care Hospital
Frisbie Memorial Hospital Rochester Acute Care Hospital
Pro Sports Orthopedics Cambridge Ortho Surgery Center
Marlborough Hospital Marlborough Acute Care Hospital
Milton Hospital Milton Acute Care Hospital
New England Ambulatory Surgicenter Cambridge Ambulatory Surgical Center
Faulkner Hospital Boston Acute Care Hospital
High Performance Sports Medicine Beverly Ortho Surgery Center
Emerson Hospital Concord Acute Care Hospital
Boston Medical Center Boston Acute Care Hospital
Quincy Medical Center Quincy Acute Care Hospital
Merrimack Valley Hospital Haverhill Acute Care Hospital
Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary Boston Acute Care Hospital
Portsmouth Regional Hospital Portsmouth Acute Care Hospital
Winchester Hospital Winchester Acute Care Hospital
Mount Auburn Hospital Cambridge Acute Care Hospital
Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital - Needham Needham Acute Care Hospital
Parkland Medical Center Derry Acute Care Hospital
NSMC Union Hospital Lynn Acute Care Hospital
Barrington Surgical Care Barrington Ambulatory Surgical Center
Anna Jaques Hospital Newburyport Acute Care Hospital
Caritas Good Samaritan Medical Center Brockton Acute Care Hospital
Caritas Saint Elizabeth's Medical Boston Acute Care Hospital
Lahey Clinic Medical Center Burlington Acute Care Hospital
Massachusetts General Hospital Boston Acute Care Hospital
Essex Orthopaedics and Optima Sports Medicine Salem Ortho Surgery Center
Eastern Massachusetts Surgery Center Norwood Ambulatory Surgical Center
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Boston Acute Care Hospital
New England Baptist Hospital Boston Acute Care Hospital
Northeast Surgical Care Newington Ambulatory Surgical Center
Salem Orthopedic Surgeons Salem Ortho Surgery Center
South Shore Hospital South Weymouth Acute Care Hospital
Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Norwood Ortho Surgery Center
Tufts-new England Medical Center Boston Acute Care Hospital
Salem Surgery Center Salem Ambulatory Surgical Center
Beverly Hospital Beverly Acute Care Hospital
Essex Orthopaedics Andover Ortho Surgery Center
Children's Orthopaedic Surgery Foundation Boston Ortho Surgery Center
Needham Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Needham Ortho Surgery Center
Dana-farber Cancer Institute Boston Acute Care Hospital
Orthopaedic Surgical Center of the North Shore Peabody Ortho Surgery Center
Lowell General Hospital Lowell Acute Care Hospital
Orthopedic Affiliates Concord Ortho Surgery Center
Orthopedic Surgery of Quincy Quincy Ortho Surgery Center
Nashoba Valley Medical Center Ayer Acute Care Hospital
Boston Orthopaedic and Sport Medicine Brighton Ortho Surgery Center
Melrose Wakefield Hospital Melrose Acute Care Hospital
Andover Surgery Center Andover Ambulatory Surgical Center
Access Sports Medicine and Orthopaedics Exeter Ortho Surgery Center
The Cambridge Hospital Cambridge Acute Care Hospital
Parkway Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Roslindale Ortho Surgery Center
Orthopedic Trauma Milton Ortho Surgery Center
Caritas Norwood Hospital Norwood Acute Care Hospital
Brigham and Women's Hospital Boston Acute Care Hospital
Derry Surgery Center Derry Ambulatory Surgical Center
Caritas Carney Hospital Dorchester Acute Care Hospital
Caritas Holy Family Hospital Methuen Acute Care Hospital
Lawrence General Hospital Lawrence Acute Care Hospital
Metrowest Medical Center - Framingham Union Hospital Framingham Acute Care Hospital
University Orthopedics of Boston Newton Ortho Surgery Center
Northeast Ambulatory Center Stoneham Ambulatory Surgical Center
Jordan Hospital Plymouth Acute Care Hospital
Childrens Sports Medicine Foundation Boston Ortho Surgery Center
Boston Sports and Shoulder Center Waltham Ortho Surgery Center
Wentworth-douglass Hospital Dover Acute Care Hospital
Orthopaedics Northeast N Andover Ortho Surgery Center

Hip Replacement Surgery Cost and Procedure Introduction

Hip replacement surgery, sometimes called total hip arthroplasty, is an option for people who have hip pain or loss of mobility. This procedure can be performed arthroscopically or with traditional "open" surgery. Arthroscopic (minimally invasive) surgery is a procedure performed through tiny incisions, using an instrument called an arthroscope, a tube-like instrument with a camera and surgical tools attached. Arthritis is one of the most common reasons for this surgery, though fractures, avascular necrosis and other problems can be cause for hip replacement surgery. This procedure is usually only considered after more conservative measures — anti-inflammatory medication, bracing, physical therapy, prescription pain medication and restrictions in activity — have been exhausted. Patients typically stay in the hospital for four to six days after the surgery and can return to normal light activities after three to six weeks, though you will have to avoid certain sports and high-impact activities.

Patient Preparation for Hip Replacement Surgery

A physical examination will be performed along with blood or other diagnostic tests — X-rays, MRIs, etc. It is particularly important to inform the physician of all medications or vitamins taken regularly or if you are pregnant (or think you might be pregnant). Tell your doctor if you have heart, lung or other medical conditions that may need special attention. Finally, tell your doctor if you have a history of bleeding disorders or if you are taking any anticoagulant (blood-thinning) medications, aspirin or other medications that affect blood clotting. You will be given instructions in advance that will outline what you should and should not do in preparation for the surgery. You will be asked to fast for eight hours before the procedure, generally after midnight. You will need to make arrangements for transportation after the surgery is complete. If you are given a prescription for pain medication, have it filled prior to surgery.

What to Expect During and After Hip Replacement Surgery

The surgery itself usually takes one to two hours. An intravenous line is inserted into the arm to administer a sedative and a painkiller. Also, your heart rate, blood pressure, respiratory rate and oxygen level will be monitored during the procedure. The procedure is done while you are under general anesthesia (unconscious and pain-free). Typically, hip replacement surgery is performed by an orthopedic surgeon. Once you are unconscious, the surgeon will make an incision on the side of the hip and then move the muscles and other tissue in order to reach the joint. The ball part of the joint is removed by cutting high on the femur. The ball will be replaced with an artificial joint using cement or a material that allows the bone to attach to the new joint. Your surgeon will then remove the damaged cartilage from the hip bone and insert the thigh bone into the hip socket. Finally, the incision will be stitched closed. For arthroscopic hip replacement surgery, the steps above are performed through one or two smaller cuts and small tools attached to the laparoscope. This method reduces blood loss, pain, and length of hospital stay. This procedure is newer than the standard hip replacement so make sure your doctor has experience (and success) before opting for minimally invasive surgery.

After surgery, you will be taken to the recovery room for observation. Once your blood pressure, pulse, and breathing are stable and you are alert, you will be taken to your hospital room. Patients stay in the hospital from four to six days, when pain can be managed without IV pain medication, and the patient can safely use crutches or a walker. Before being discharged, you will be given instructions about care for your incisions, limits on activities and what you should do to aid your recovery. If you notice any of the following, call the number the hospital gave you: Fever, excessive sweating, difficulty urinating, redness, bleeding or worsening pain. You will likely need weeks or months of physical therapy.


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