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What is the knee replacement surgery cost in India?

The knee replacement surgery cost in India is approximately between Rs.1,50,000 ($2,200) to Rs.3,80,000 (5,500).

This makes knee replacement cost in India quite low compared to the western countries.

Generally, the cost will depend on the type of knee replacement:

Types of Knee Replacement Cost in Rupees Cost in USD
Unilateral Total Knee Replacement ₹1,61,000 - ₹2,47,000 $2,319 - $3,558
Bilateral Total Knee Replacement ₹2,62,000 - ₹4,26,000 $3,774 - $6,137
Partial Knee Replacement ₹1,50,000 - ₹2,20,000 $2,152 - $3,156
Revision Knee Replacement ₹2,84,150 - ₹4,69,050 $4,093 - $6,757

  • Unilateral Total Knee Replacement: The cost of unilateral total knee replacement is comparatively lesser than bilateral total knee replacement because in unilateral total knee replacement only one knee is operated and damaged parts are replaced by prosthesis implants.

  • Bilateral Total Knee Replacement: The cost is higher when it comes to bilateral total knee replacement because here both the knees are operated and the number of days you need to stay at the hospital is generally more.

  • Partial Knee Replacement: Partial knee replacement will cost you less because; only the damaged part of your knee either the inside or outside part is replaced.

  • Revision Knee Replacement: Cost of Revision Knee Replacement is even higher because it is more complicated and difficult to perform the surgery as surgeons have to remove the original implants.

What are the additional costs in Knee replacement surgery?

If you are going for any medical treatment then you should be ready for additional cost. These additional costs include pre and post treatment costs.

Before and after knee replacement surgery you might need to undergo some medical tests, treatments and medication.

Pre surgery tests and treatments Cost estimation
Physical examination ₹500 to ₹1,500
($7 to $21)
Blood Coagulation Test ₹300 to ₹500
($4 to $7)
MRI Scan ₹1,500 to ₹25,000
($21 to $360)
X-rays ₹300 to ₹2,000
($4 to $29)
CBC (Complete Blood Count) ₹200 to ₹300
($3 to $4)
Joint aspiration ₹200 to 2,000
($3 to $29)
Bone Densitometry test ₹1,500 to ₹7,000
($21 to $100)
Arthrogram ₹9,000 to ₹15,000
($129 to $215)

After the knee replacement surgery, you will need some medicines and physiotherapy to regain your knee movement.

Post –surgery treatments and medicine Expenses
Physiotherapy ₹250 to ₹2,500
($3 to $36) per session
Medicines After surgery doctor will prescribe you some medicines.

Cost comparison with other countries

Given here is the cost comparison between knee replacement cost in India with cost in various countries:

Countries Cost in Rupees Cost in USD
India ₹1,50,000 - ₹3,80,000 $2,152 - $6,757
USA ₹25,16,600 - ₹35,23,300 $35,000 - $49,000
UK ₹14,38,000 - ₹17,97,600 $20,000 - $25,000
Singapore ₹6,97,500 - ₹9,34,800 $9,700 - $13,000
Thailand ₹5,75,300 - ₹10,78,600 $8,000 - $15,000

*These cost may vary depending upon various factors, like type of surgery, implant, hospital charges, etc.

You must be thinking why the cost of knee replacement surgery in India is less?

  • Indian currency is lower than USD, pounds and euro, which makes it affordable to undergo knee replacement in India.

  • Here, we have large number of private hospitals which provides quality treatment. Due to increasing competition between hospitals, they offer the treatment at an affordable cost.

  • Basically, doctors in India charges comparatively lesser than their counterparts around the world. But let us assure you that the doctors are highly experienced and many of them have international exposure.

  • Standard of living in India is less than other developed countries. Therefore, accommodation, food, traveling and other expenses in India are lesser than other western countries.
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Questions & Answers (15)

Vikas Anand

20th February, 2020 at 12:50 pm

I had a query, my nephew had a knee problem since his late 40s, he has consulted with Dr. Vinay Tantuway who is a the bets orthopedic surgeon in Indore through www.arthros.in . His kneed are fine now. Would you recommend something to for after surgery care for the knees?

Verified User (posted anonymously)

1st February, 2020 at 05:17 pm

What is the best treatment for Osteophytes with acute swelling? Does knee replacement help?


29th January, 2020 at 10:26 am

Is robotic surgery an option for knee replacement? And what is the accuracy in this surgery?

Dr. Babita Goel replied

30th January, 2020 at 12:23 pm

Robotic knee replacement surgery can be done for a patient whoever is a good candidate for traditional knee replacement surgery. Robot-assisted knee replacement surgery may potentially reduce recovery time of a patient post surgery. But more research is needed to determine if robot-assisted knee replacement surgery is more effective for total knee replacement. Consult an orthopedic surgeon. Hope our answer helps you.

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