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What is the average cost of leg amputations?

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September 09, 2009 12:44AM

Original uneducated answer: "The average cost of hospitalization for any amputation, in 2002 dollars, is just over $61,000.00. There are numerous membership publications which can give you resource citations. See for example: http://www.jorthotrauma.com/pt/re/jorthotrauma/abstract.00005131-199702000-00011.htm;jsessionid=LPxJ5ZBKzJnFqQjlYCcrTLK3kLpM7kfgp2TtC8TpyVJbLkTthBpH!-2013963969!181195629!8091!-1 I had a stump revision surgery on 9/9/08. If you're interested, I'll send you the bill."

-- First of all, stump revision surgery isn't nearly the same procedure as the initial amputation. Secondly, neither of those operations would cost nearly as much as $61,000. The correct answer is anywhere between $800 and $2,000 MAX.