ACL Reconstructions - The Cost of a Knee Reconstruction

Be prepared! When you commit yourself to having ACL Surgery, one of the things you most definitely need to know up front is what it will cost you. That is, how much your wallet or bank account will suffer. Though it is always helpful to view this sort of knee treatment as an investment and view it as a way of avoiding more costs down the track if you do nothing.

For those that have been diagnosed with a torn ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament), the options are somewhat limited given that the cruciate ligament is one of the main ligaments in the knee joint and provides most of the knee's stability. And if it is completely torn, unfortunately it won't heal and it can't be repaired.

In the case of most ordinary people who are not rolling in money, the investment in major knee treatment is really important to know. And to be perfectly honest, you really don't find out all of this up front before you commit to having your knee surgery. What you need to find out is a breakdown of the major items of surgery or rehabilitation, what the full costs will be for each, what your out of pocket expenses are (after Medicare or Private Health Insurance rebates), and what the potential cost range could be - depending on your surgeon, other medical specialists, and level of health insurance.

Here is a list of the things that will cost you money if you go ahead and have a knee reconstruction:

- MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) Scans and X-rays before ACL surgery
- Orthopaedic Surgeon Consultations
- ACL Reconstruction Surgery
- Surgical Assistant
- MRI in the hospital after Knee Surgery
- Hospital Costs
- Anaesthetist
- Physiotherapy Treatment and Rehabilitation (eg. Gym, Massages)
- Medicines (eg. Painkillers, Anti-inflammatory tablets or Cream)
- Equipment - eg. Knee Brace, Running Shoes

Most of these are unavoidable, many are necessary to ensure full recovery, and ALL these things can add up to a significant amount of money that comes out of your pocket. Be prepared!

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