Hip replacement surgeries are one of those surgeries that diseases like arthritis or unfortunate accidents compel us to go through, making us nervous about how much it’s going to cost. In that case, let’s see how much does hip replacement surgery cost in India.
What is the cost of total hip replacement?
The cost of hip replacement surgery in India ranges between approximately USD 5,700 and USD 7,000. The price of the surgery varies on many factors like what kind of hip replacement surgery your doctor suggests you have, your age, the type of implants used, the qualification and experience of the doctor and the hospital.
Hip replacement surgery is broadly categorized under three heads:
Partial hip replacement surgery (also known as unilateral surgery)
Total hip replacement surgery (also known as bilateral surgery) and
It is obvious that partial hip replacement surgery costs are lesser than total hip replacement surgery because in unilateral surgery only the head of the femur bone is replaced with the implant whereas in a bilateral surgery the entire hip structure is replaced by an artificial implant. Hip resurfacing is an alternative technique of total hip replacement that involves the realignment of the hip rather than replacing it. It helps in preventing bone loss and dislocation. The implants used for the surgery are made up of ceramic or steel and are imported products.
The patient who has undergone a hip replacement surgery has to stay in the hospital for three days and another two weeks in India for his / her physiotherapy. The cost of accommodation, food, and other facilities will between USD 25 and USD 35 per day.
The international cost of a hip replacement surgery approximately ranges between USD 11,000 and USD 30,000 in countries like U.S.A, U.K, Australia, France and U.A.E which is much bigger an amount than what it costs in India.
What are the factors that affect the cost of hip replacement surgery?
Kind of hip replacement
The kind of hip replacement affects your cost the most. So, according to your doctor’s suggestions, your cost will depend on whether you are having a partial hip replacement or a total hip replacement or a hip resurfacing surgery.
Kind of implant used
Since there are different kinds of hip replacement surgeries, the implants used are also different in size, shape, and material which evidently increase the cost of the surgery.
Doctors and hospitals
While you are wondering what another factor can affect the cost of your surgery, you must know that the qualified and experienced doctors and well-accredited modernized hospitals also increases the cost bar for your surgery.
Your age also defines the charges that you have to levy for your surgery. As old age brings in a lot of other complications, you get prone to a lot of risks during your surgery. This leads to an increase in the cost of your hip replacement surgery.