How much does a knee replacement cost?

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

The above costs for 'Knee Replacement' reflect the following Clinical/MBS codes 49518 and 49519. The Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) is a listing of medical services that Medibank pays benefits towards. Ask your doctor for the MBS item numbers that apply for your treatment. More info

Further reading

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.

read more about Medibank's Rehab at Home program

Receive Rehab at Home

Eligible members can receive care from a registered health professional in the comfort of their own home, where clinically appropriate.**

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Preparing for knee replacement surgery

Get tips on how you can prepare for a hip or knee replacement and get support throughout your recovery.

No Gap Joint Replacement Program

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

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Looking for something else?

Visit our Hospital Assist homepage for a range of tools and advice to help you at every stage of your hospital journey.

Things you need to know

** For eligible hospital members who have served waiting periods. Treating doctor must consider it appropriate. Services are subject to provider availability. Providers are not located in all areas and may change without notice. Additional treatment may incur out-of-pocket costs.

* There may be out-of-pocket expenses associated with outpatient appointments, such as your initial visit with a participating surgeon in their consulting rooms. An excess or per day payment may still be payable, depending on the product a member has chosen and whether they are claiming under their hospital cover for the first time in a calendar year.

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).