Price for hip replacement highly variable, hard to obtain

Feb 11, 2013 Full story: EurekAlert! 9

Many hospitals were unable to provide price estimate for hip replacement and price estimates varied by a factor of ten.

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Kaye

Atlanta, GA

#2 Feb 18, 2013
Health care costs keep increasing and having to know the price for a hip replacement is important. There are even news about DePuy Pinnacle lawsuit all over the internet. Still with all the lawsuits that are being filed, many would still want to go through the operation.
Jericho R

Scranton, PA

#3 Mar 1, 2013
Related health input, defective hip devices may cause health complications. Serious hip injuries, dislocations, or fractures can lead to Avascular Necrosis, medical specialists say. It is a condition wherein blood supply to the ball (the ball-shaped piece of bone that fits into the socket of the hip) portion of the thighbone is cut off and the bone begins to break down. As a result, the surrounding cartilage also begins to collapse, producing acute pain and other symptoms. If you feel that there is something wrong with your hip device, immediately consult your doctor. For a more detailed explanation, visit depuysettlements.com
Eliza Winestock

San Jose, CA

#5 Mar 4, 2013
A lot of pain eh?

I have seen that website. It is very informative but it seems to be well-researched. I sure hope not that you are not one of the researchers of that program.

I still believe in natural healing. Sad to say,our polluted world has also polluted us. These are our own doing. we must find a way through the complications brought about by a metal-on-metal device.

Perhpas too much money is involved that is why we seem like small ants moving against these giants.
Barry King

Kansas City, MO

#6 Mar 17, 2013
Prices do differ a lot. This might be something to do with the high demands of a hip replacement procedure, but I certainly hope not. Many still undergo this procedure to alleviate their pain despite the reported cases of its complications. I came across this online resource that offered more information about the complications that hip replacement surgery may bring. Do check this out, http://hiprecallupdates.blogspot.com/2013/02/...
Diana

Perth Amboy, NJ

#7 Mar 18, 2013
Why are they treating the cost of hip surgery like a "top secret"? This information should be made available to everyone so that any patient may prepare for it when the time comes for such an operation. And why is the different in prices so wide? Does it mean that the surgery costing $11T is not as safe and effective as the one that costs $120T? Maybe it's time government agencies concerned step into this. In addition to these high costs, patients are exposed to additional risks in view of the massive failures of metal implants such as the DePuy ASR hip replacement systems. Learn the stories of these victims in DePuy ASR hip lawsuit information center.
Mark Kent

Kansas City, MO

#8 Apr 26, 2013
Prices do differ a lot. This might be something to do with the high demands of a hip replacement procedure, but I certainly hope not. Many still undergo this procedure to alleviate their pain despite the reported cases of its complications. I came across this online resource that offered more information about the complications that hip replacement surgery may bring. If you want to know more about bone health and related injuries, there are articles that I bumped into at http://www.strykerhipreplacementrecall.net/st... that may be of great help to you.
Luk

Pioneer, CA

#9 May 3, 2013
Any major surgery is really costly. The reason behind it is that hip replacement surgery is a vital operation, it takes high qualified surgeons to do it. To make sure you get the most of what you dispensed, you should be prepared before having the operation. Always ask not just one or two doctors for opinions regarding your condition so as they can recommend you the best treatment with the right price. For more information www.hipreplacementlawsuitcenter.com
Augus

New York, NY

#10 May 10, 2013
Hip replacement pricing may be costly although there's no specific amount has been disclosed. And I believe it is more pricey if you dont have any medical insurance. Some patients may be anxious whether to get such treatment because of the money that it entails. Doing research like gathering information from different hospitals to gain options. You will also be able to choose capable surgeons who is just right to perform such surgery. You need to be more vigilant in choosing treatments especially for hip problems especially now that there are lot of patients who are complaining and has been filing lawsuits against hip implant makers. Like DePuy Inc for example, a plaintiff was granted millions of dollars for damages, still its not a guarantee.See http://www.depuyrecallnewscenter.com/lawsuits...
Andrea

New York, NY

#12 Jul 1, 2013
This is sad for a number of reasons because as expensive as it seems to be able to simply afford a hip replacement implant which may be important for some patients, particularly those who are economically challenged. It becomes even more stressful and frustrating when after all the sacrifice you endured to acquire an implant and pay for the procedure, you end up with a defective implant that compounds your financial burdens and medical problems even more. This situation is what has led many patients who received the implant to seek legal recompense and prompted many companies to recall their hip implants due to poor safety records. You may read http://smithandnephewhiplawsuit.net/news/neil...

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