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What is the Average Cost of Ankle Surgery?

What is the Average Cost of Ankle Surgery?

What is the average cost of ankle surgery? If you’re asking this question, you might not have the right health insurance. Or, you’ve elected to pay for the procedure on your own. Whatever the case, there are different factors that make up the overall cost of ankle surgery. So, let’s take a look at the parts that make up the sum of the whole.

What is the Average Cost of Ankle Surgery?

The goal of ankle surgery is to restore the use of the foot and leg joint back to as normal as possible. But, surgery isn’t always necessary to restore said function. However, when it is needed, the cost of ankle surgery is based on many elements.

  • Diagnosis and treatment planning. This is the first step in ankle repair, even if surgery isn’t part of the process to restore function. You’ll need to see an experienced foot and ankle doctor to get a proper diagnosis and create a treatment plan. The cost of the diagnosis and treatment plan creation ranges between $1,500 and $2,500, without insurance. (An x-ray costs about $200 to $1,000 alone, depending on where it’s taken.)
  • If the ankle is just sprained, you’re looking at approximately $400 to nearly $1,500 for treatment. However, if the ankle is broken and does require surgery, the out of pocket cost, without insurance coverage ranges from $6,000 up to $25,000 or more.

 

Of course, these are rough estimates and only meant to provide a basic idea of the cost of ankle surgery. There are still many more factors, so it’s best to speak with a doctor.