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Total knee replacement surgery, also called an arthroplasty, is for people who have severely damaged knees. According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine, in total knee replacement surgery, a surgeon removes the damaged tissues, bone and cartilage from the knee joints and replaces them with man


In the United States the average total incurred charges for a total knee replacement comes close to $57,000, according to Healthline. The average hospital charge is $49,500. In-patient charges from the surgeon and other providers may add an additional average of $7,500.


As with most surgeries, there are risks inherent in total ankle replacement surgery. These include, but are not limited to, infection, failure of the bones to heal together, blood clots and nerve damage.


Knee replacement surgery is a procedure to repair a knee damaged by severe osteoarthritis which cannot be controlled by other forms of treatment, according to Johns Hopkins Medicine. The damaged part of the joint is replaced by a metal or plastic artificial joint to relieve knee pain.


According to Med-Health.net, cancer of the jaw is commonly known as jaw cancer or oral cancer. It is defined as a cancer that develops in tissues surrounding any part of the jaw.


It takes four to six weeks after knee replacement surgery for most people to resume normal activities, according to Mayo Clinic. Most people are able to begin driving again after about four weeks, provided they have sufficient muscle control and strength.


Hip replacement surgery may be required when treatments such as medication, exercise, canes and other aids for walking do not work, according to the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases. People with daily pain from hip joint damage are among candidates who often requ


A traditional hip replacement procedure takes one to two hours, according to the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases. Full recovery from the surgery may take three to six months. A minimally invasive procedure typically involves a shorter recovery time and smaller s


Risks from knee replacement surgery include infection, blood clots in legs or lungs, stroke, nerve damage and heart attack, according to Mayo Clinic. Healthline states that serious complications are only present in about 2 percent of knee replacements.


The cost of shoulder replacement depends on the hospital, the type of implant used and the exact type of procedure performed, states CostHelper. Hospitals charge between $7,000 and $21,000 as of 2015. Medicare's typical payment for shoulder replacement procedures was between $10,919 and $13,413 in 2