Over the years, the demand for knee replacement surgeries has increased globally. Along with the need for such surgeries, the cost of it has also risen making it one of the major concerns. As money is a big factor in having a knee replacement surgery, let’s have a look at the cost of it in India:
In India, a Single Knee Replacement surgery (Unilateral Knee Surgery with US FDA approved implant) can be done between USD 4,200 and 7,500. Similarly, both knee replacement (Bilateral Knee Replacement) will cost you between USD 8400 and 13,000. The patient has to stay in the hospital for around 5 days for the treatment and spent 2-3 weeks for his or her recovery in the accommodation outside the hospital. The package includes medical tests, surgery fee, implant cost, room rent, and medicines.
While the cost of the stay for the patient (along with one attendant) in the hospital is covered in the package, the patient has to budget for the expenses outside the hospital. Budget hotels and guest houses with comfortable stay and breakfast are available starting at USD 20 per day whereas daily meal should cost around USD 10 per person. Other costs that include transport, medicines, and physiotherapy (starting at USD 10 per session) are also comfortably affordable.
Knee replacement in India is of superior quality and cost the least in the world. The hospitals in India have experienced doctors and modern medical technologies and facilities that will provide you with a satisfactory knee replacement. Because of the cost-effective treatment in India, people from all over the world are coming here to have their treatments done. In India, people don’t have to wait for their turn. Instead, they can have their surgery done whenever they are in need of it. Personalized care, skilled surgery, clean hospitals and the lack of hidden charges and intermediaries are other important factors that attract the patients from places around the world to have medical treatments in India.
What are the Factors that Affect the Cost of the Knee Replacement Surgery
Kind of Implant
The kind of implant used for knee replacements effectively raises the cost bar. There are mainly two kinds of implants: Indian and imported. Indian implants cost lesser than the international implants and so the quality varies accordingly. International implants have much longer sustenance, of more than 20 years than the Indian ones because of which most of the doctors recommend the former than the latter. Although, the durability of the implants also depend on the weight, physical activity and physical condition of the patient.
The second factor which increases the cost of knee replacement surgeries is the experience of the doctors. Doctors with good qualification and experience in this field are going to charge more than doctors with less experience. In this case, you will have to know the qualification of the doctor. An MS in orthopedic is a mandatory qualification for a surgeon along with an MCH.
Qualification of the Hospital
Quality of the hospital is another important factor that significantly affects the cost of the knee replacement. Since it involves surgery, you would not take the risk of getting your knee operated in just any hospital. As a matter of fact, the hospitals holding quality and repute are going to charge more because of the infrastructure and the modern medical equipment that they use. Always check for accreditations like NABH and JCI when you are choosing a hospital. While NABH is a constituent board whose accreditation marks the progress of health care organizations in India, JCI is the gold standard accreditation in international health care.
The health of the Patient
The patients’ health and current age matter a lot while planning the surgery. Knee replacement surgeries are majorly done on patients who are above 60-years-old. Therefore, while you and your doctor plan for the knee replacement surgery, the cost also depends upon your physical condition. Patients with hypertension, diabetes, problems with blood count will have high-cost rates for their surgery as they intensify the complexity of it.
Kind of Knee Replacement
The cost of your knee replacement surgery also depends upon whether you require a partial knee replacement (unilateral knee surgery) or a complete knee replacement (bilateral knee surgery).
Hospital charges also include the cost of the room you will stay in after your surgery. A single or deluxe room will cost more than shared rooms where three or more patients are incorporated. If you choose to stay in shared rooms then without having any lack of efficiency in the treatment you can have a cut in your hospital bills.
Though the cost of knee replacement surgeries is high, Indian hospitals provide their patients with a full-fledged treatment at affordable rates. For more information and to get in touch you can always mail us at [email protected] or can also share your problems in the Submit Enquiry section so that we can reach out to you.