How expensive are knee replacements in the 20 largest US cities?

Total knee replacement surgery price varies by geographic region.

The total price includes hospital services, physician services and anesthesia, according to Healthcare Blue Book. The hospital services assume a four day admission and the physician fee is for the procedure and routine postoperative care. The anesthesia price assumes average surgery time of 2 1/2 hours.

Here are the prices for the 20 largest cities based on population from the 2010 U.S. Census.

1. New York City: $26,611

• Hospital services: $22,273
• Physician services: $3,110
• Anesthesia: $1,228

2. Los Angeles: $26,321

• Hospital services: $22,298
• Physician services: $2,859
• Anesthesia: $1,164

3. Chicago: $23,003

• Hospital services: $18,809
• Physician services: $3,002
• Anesthesia: $1,192

4. Houston: $21,802

• Hospital services: $18,004
• Physician services: $2,681
• Anesthesia: $1,117

5. Philadelphia: $23,701

• Hospital services: $19,699
• Physician services: $2,849
• Anesthesia: $1,153

6. Phoenix: $22,523

• Hospital services: $18,802
• Physician services: $2,627
• Anesthesia: $1,094

7. San Antonio: $20,519

• Hospital services: $16,908
• Physician services: $2,534
• Anesthesia: $1,077

8. San Diego: $26,099

• Hospital services: $22,298
• Physician services: $2,685
• Anesthesia: $1,116

9. Dallas: $21,874

• Hospital services: $18,138
• Physician services: $2,632
• Anesthesia: $1,104

10. San Jose, Calif.: $31,751

• Hospital services: $27,593
• Physician services: $2,961
• Anesthesia: $1,197

11. Jacksonville, Fla.: $21,171

• Hospital services: $17,345
• Physician services: $2,709
• Anesthesia: $1,117

12. Indianapolis: $21,860

• Hospital services: 18,319
• Physician services: $2,478
• Anesthesia: $1,063

13. San Francisco: $31,313

• Hospital services: $27,114
• Physician services: $3,000
• Anesthesia: $1,199

14. Austin, Texas: $21,503

• Hospital services: $17,798
• Physician services: $2,615
• Anesthesia: $1,090

15. Columbus, Ohio: $21,577

• Hospital services: $17,910
• Physician services: $2,579
• Anesthesia: $1,088

16. Fort Worth, Texas: $21,373

• Hospital services: $17,683
• Physician services: $2,600
• Anesthesia: $1,090

17. Charlotte, N.C.: $20,888

• Hospital services: $17,284
• Physician services: $2,529
• Anesthesia: $1,075

18. Detroit: $21,321

• Hospital services: $17,451
• Physician services: $2,746
• Anesthesia: $1,124

19. El Paso, Texas: $19,691

• Hospital services: $16,080
• Physician services: $2,534
• Anesthesia: $1,077

20. Memphis, Tenn.: $20,420

• Hospital services: $16,937
• Physician services: $2,430
• Anesthesia: $1,053

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