Dr. Matava recalls if medical insurance will cover anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) surgery.
The vast majority of insurances do cover it. In fact, I can’t think of any situation where I have had a procedure turned down for insurance reasons. Again, the cost of any surgical procedure is going to be affected by many variables: the surgeon’s time, the hospital cost, the anesthesiologist’s cost, the lab work involved, as well as the post-operative physical therapy.
For the most part, I suspect a person can undergo ACL surgery, with everything included, for between $15,000.00 to $20,000.
About Dr. Matava, M.D.:
Dr. Matthew J. Matava, M.D., is an associate professor and orthopedic surgeon at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Specializing in sports medicine, his clinical areas of interest include ligament injuries of the knee, athletic injuries of the shoulder and elbow, and pediatric orthopedic knee disorders.