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How much do total joint replacements for osteoarthritis cost?

Donna Hill Howes, RN
Family Medicine
The cost of hip joint replacements can be $35,000, and somewhat less for a knee replacement. In the U.S., more than 600,000 hip or knee replacements are done every year, and this is expected to increase. More than $8.2 billion is spent each year in the U.S. on hip replacements alone.

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