What is the cost of a total knee replacement?

The cost of total knee replacement varies depending on age, type of surgery, brand of replacement, and other factors. In the United States, an uninsured patient can expect to pay upwards of $45,000. In most other places in the world, the cost is far lower. Patients can take advantage of globalization and receive total knee replacement surgery for a low price in a number of destinations. The following is a chart of the estimated cost of knee replacement around the world:

Country Estimated Price (USD)

United States $45,000-$60,000

Singapore $18,000-$22,000

Thailand $12,000-$14,000

Taiwan $9,000-$10,000

India $7,000-$11,000

If you are an Australian citizen or permanent resident, you can have it done for nothing under the nationally funded medicare scheme.