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How much does arthroscopic shoulder surgery cost?

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Research presented in 2013 concluded that surgical costs averaged $11,267, with a probability of second dislocation at 4 percent and a 0.93 quality-of-life rating, according to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. The research examined 15- to 35-year-old patients suffering from first-time anterior shoulder dislocation.

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Researchers used the metric of incremental cost-effectiveness ratio per quality adjusted life year gained to determine whether or not electing to undergo acute arthroscopic stabilization surgery was a financially sound decision for patients suffering from dislocation for the first time. The researchers concluded that surgery was both medically and cost effective for first-time patients, according to the AAOS.

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