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How long does a knee washout take?

A knee washout is relatively quick compared to other surgeries. Completing the procedure takes around 30 minutes. Often the process of preparing for and recovering from surgery takes longer than the procedure itself!

If a knee washout is done for an infection, you will often need to spend 2-3 days in the hospital getting IV antibiotics to prevent the infection from returning.

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* Savings estimate based on a study of more than 1 billion claims comparing self-pay (or cash pay) prices of a frequency-weighted market basket of procedures to insurer-negotiated rates for the same. Claims were collected between July 2017 and July 2019. R.Lawrence Van Horn, Arthur Laffer, Robert L.Metcalf. 2019. The Transformative Potential for Price Transparency in Healthcare: Benefits for Consumers and Providers. Health Management Policy and Innovation, Volume 4, Issue 3.

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