How much does a knee replacement cost?

Replacement of a knee joint with an artificial (prosthetic) knee joint.

Better Knee, Better Me

We’re delivering a program designed in partnership with the University of Melbourne to help eligible Medibank members with painful knee osteoarthritis to reduce knee pain, improve their quality of life, and lower the chances of requiring joint replacement surgery. 

Do I need a knee replacement?

Do I need a knee replacement?

Use this checklist to see if your osteoarthritis symptoms might improve with total knee replacement surgery.

Comparing public and private hospital options for tooth extractions

Comparing public and private hospital options for joint replacements

We explain how the public and private healthcare systems differ when it comes to costs, waiting times and choice of specialist.

No Gap Joint Replacement Program

Eligible members could pay no out-of-pocket costsfor a knee or hip joint replacement.

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Things you need to know

While we hope you find this information helpful, please note that it is general in nature. It is not health advice, and is not tailored to meet your individual health needs. You should always consult a trusted health professional before making decisions about your health care. While we have prepared the information carefully, we can’t guarantee that it is accurate, complete or up-to-date. And while we may mention goods or services provided by others, we aren’t specifically endorsing them and can’t accept responsibility for them. For these reasons we are unable to accept responsibility for any loss that may be sustained from acting on this information (subject to applicable consumer guarantees). 

*    There may be out-of-pocket expenses associated with outpatient appointments, such as your initial visit with a participating surgeon in their consulting rooms. If a member has chosen an excess or per-day payment on their cover to lower their monthly premium, this will still be payable (for example, if you’re claiming for the first time that calendar year, you may need to pay an excess). 

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