Well, it would be an outpatient surgery so there would be the cost of the hospital time, surgeon's costs and the anesthesiologist's fees. I had finger surgery to repair a joint, The anesthesia cost was about
$400. The hospital fees were $8000. Surgeon's fees were $2000. My insurance carrier's negogiated payment to the hospital was $3500. I can't recall the negoiated fees to the doctors were. You can call the business office and get price quotes.
Is your joint replacement need due to osteoarthritis? If it is here is something else to think about
- thumb joint replacement surgery is basically performed to relieve pain, it doesn't improve joint function per se. It was recommended that I have both thumb joints replaced by the orthopedic hand surgeon. However, my rheumatologist is fearful that my disease will cause bone overgrowth and I will lose all thumb movement. Therefore, they sent me to an occupational hand therapist. She built special thumb splints to support the thumb joints. After wearing these for 2 years, I no longer have any pain in my thumb joints.
This option would certainly be less costly and might buy you time until you get insurance or can afford the surgery.
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