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Cost of ankle repair surgery in Indiana

The average cash price for ankle repair surgery care in Indiana is $6,690 at a surgery center versus $9,336 at an outpatient hospital. While a surgery center may offer fewer complimentary services, and may not have the full range of support services that outpatient hospital provides, it may still be worth the (28%) you'd save when comparing the cost of ankle repair surgery performed at an outpatient hospital. Read More

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Average cash price in Indiana

A common ankle repair surgery at surgery center facility in Indiana includes

  Units Avg Cash price

Provider

Orthopedic surgeon visit provider fee

First time visit Standard
1 $129

Provider fee for ankle joint repair

Standard Standard
1 $782

Facility

Surgery center fee for ankle joint repair

Standard Standard
1 $4,669

Imaging

Radiology fee for MRI of hip, knee, or ankle joint

Standard Standard
1 $313

Radiology fee for ankle x-ray

2 views Standard
1 $44

Prescriptions

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Standard Standard
30 $16

Anesthesia

Anesthesiologist fee to be "put under" for procedure

Level 2 Standard
1 $131

Anesthesiologist time to be "put under" for procedure

Per minute Standard
310 $606
Total average cash price   $6,690.20

A common ankle repair surgery at outpatient hospital facility in Indiana includes

  Units Avg Cash price

Provider

Orthopedic surgeon visit provider fee

First time visit Standard
1 $129

Provider fee for ankle joint repair

Standard Standard
1 $782

Facility

Outpatient Hospital fee for ankle joint repair

level 4 Standard
1 $7,315

Imaging

Radiology fee for MRI of hip, knee, or ankle joint

Standard Standard
1 $313

Radiology fee for ankle x-ray

2 views Standard
1 $44

Prescriptions

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Standard Standard
30 $16

Anesthesia

Anesthesiologist fee to be "put under" for procedure

Level 2 Standard
1 $131

Anesthesiologist time to be "put under" for procedure

Per minute Standard
310 $606
Total average cash price   $9,336.23

There are several types of ankle repair surgery, including:

Ankle arthroscopy

This is a minimally invasive procedure for treating loose bone fragments, torn ligaments, and damaged cartilage. Your surgeon makes a small incision and inserts a tube with a fiber-optic camera to repair the ankle using the live video feed. This ensures less postoperative discomfort and a faster recovery.

Ankle fusion (ankle arthrodesis)

This treatment is used for patients with an ankle fracture or severe arthritis. During ankle fusion, your doctor removes damaged tissue and permanently secures the ankle bones together using metal plates and screws to encourage the bones to fuse naturally.

Ankle replacement

An ankle replacement involves removing the deteriorated sections of the ankle bone and the placement of an artificial ankle. This procedure is typically prescribed for individuals with advanced arthritis.

Ankle fracture repair surgery

If you break or fracture your ankle in an accident, your doctor needs to reposition the broken bone fragments and stabilize them with metal screws and plates to foster natural healing.

Lateral ankle ligament reconstruction

This procedure is used to tighten stretched or torn ligaments to improve stability. The surgeon either secures the affected ligament with stitches or replaces the damaged ligament with a tendon.

How long ankle surgery takes depends on the type of surgery. On average, the procedure can take about an hour. However, for more complex reconstructive work, it may take between three to four hours. Many ankle repair surgeries are performed as outpatient procedures so you can return home the same day.

Ankle reconstruction surgery is performed under a general anesthetic, so you are unconscious for the entire treatment. You may also be injected with a local anesthetic at the surgical site to minimize post-surgical discomfort.

You can expect some tenderness and pain for three to five days after surgery. Your doctor may prescribe pain relievers to help you manage discomfort. You can also apply a cold pack to numb the affected area and reduce postoperative swelling.

Following ankle reconstruction surgery, your foot will be placed in a cast or a stability boot, and you can expect to be on crutches for around two weeks. Most ankle surgeries require six to ten weeks of recovery time.

After this time, you may perform some low-intensity physical therapy exercises to strengthen the muscles and connective tissue. Your doctor may prescribe a brace to wear during heavy activity for up to a year. Check your health insurance policy to find out whether physical therapy is covered.

Between six to twelve weeks after surgery, your ankle should be able to support your body weight, and you can remove the stability boot and return to wearing normal footwear and enjoy low-impact recreational walking.

The success rate for ankle ligament surgery is extremely high, ranging from 85% to 95% (depending on the case type) for repair and imbrication. These surgical procedures improve the overall stability of the ankle by preserving your range of motion and reinforcing your existing tissue.

About the ankle repair surgery Average Cash Prices

This procedure is most commonly performed at either a surgery center or an outpatient hospital.

Surgery centers, also known as ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs), are independent, licensed medical facilities that are governed by distinct regulatory requirements compared with a hospital. Procedures performed at an ASCs are often less expensive than when they are performed at an outpatient hospital, but they typically offer fewer complimentary services, and may not have the full-range of support services that a hospital provides.

Outpatient facilities are outpatient departments or clinics that may be within or next to a hospital, but is owned and run by the affiliated hospital. These facilities can perform surgical treatments and procedures that do not require an overnight stay. Procedures performed at an outpatient hospital are often more expensive than when they are performed in an ambulatory surgery center, but outpatient hospitals may offer more complimentary and support services for patients because they are connected to the hospital system.

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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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