Daily Dose: Study – Knee replacement procedures double, Emerging as critical healthcare cost

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Recently the Wall Street Journal revealed that the number of knee replacements paid for by Medicare has more than doubled over the past two decades.  Is the explosive growth of these costly procedures sustainable? Lets take a look at the numbers …

  • $15,000Cost Per Knee Replacement Procedure
  • 93,2301999, Total Medicare Knee Replacement Procedures
  • 243,802 2010, Total Medicare Knee Replacement Procedures
  • 600,0002011, Total Knee Replacement Procedures in United States
  • $9,000,000,0002011,Total Cost of all Knee Replacement Procedures