How much did ACL and MRI cost you?

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  1. evolude

    evolude OT Supporter

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    Going to get a MRI next week. How much did it cost you? What was the cost of the ACL surgery?

    Does your knee feel 100% after the surgery?
     
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    LancerV Something Happened OT Supporter

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    Depends on your insurance
     
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    What did it run you though? I just want to get an idea.

    Doc visits and x-rays were all $20 co-pay but I don't think MRI and ACL surgery will be the same.
     
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    That's what I'm estimating just for the MRI with insurance.
     
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    LancerV Something Happened OT Supporter

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    MRI was around 200 alone
     
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    Mri cost me nothing, shoulder surgery cost me the $20 copay.
     
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    I had reconstructive knee surgery in April of 05 by Dec I was skiing again it's all up to you based on your own Physical therapy I busted ass for 8 mths. They say it takes a full year to get to 100% it's been a bit over a year and a half and my knee feels great. As far as cost goes if you have no insurance you're fucked. The MRI alone will run ya 800-1000 and the surgery with 8 weeks of PT $10,000+
     
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    I'm in Massachusets which has the highest medical fees in the country
     
  10. evolude

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    How much did it run you with insurance? Can you kneel w/o pain? Glad to hear your surgery went well.
     
  11. sam758

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    so whats wrong/what happened to your knee?
     
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    With insurance the surgery was nothing they covered it all including the MRI my 8wk therapy ran me $5/session two session a week. I also got a $1200 custom knee brace through my insurance. I can kneel with no pain on the knee. I had a hamstring graff where they took a piece of my hammy and constructed a new ACL with it.
     
  13. evolude

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    I have a tear in my ACL and menicus. MRI will show how bad it is and if I need surgery, etc. Knee was injured playing football and reinjured a month later running for a ball.
     
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    Thanks, I'll look in to the hamstring graff. My friend used his patellar tendon from the knee cap. I'll ask about the pro/cons of both when the time comes.
     
  15. xpinchx

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    When I broke my arm the bill was about $25,000 (ER, pain killers, antibiotics, surgery, and 3 nights in the hospital) plus a $1,500 anesthesia bill. I ended up paying like $3-4 for my Lorcet (hydrocodone + tylenol) and antibiotics and insurance covered the rest. But I'm employed by a hospital so my insurance is FTW. Call your insurance and find out.
     
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    I can't tell you about the surgery but I just had an MRI on my wrist on monday, cost me nothing. If you go through all of the steps and the insurance approves it and such its not that bad. As for the surgery as far as I understand if the insurance company feels it is necessary or the doctor can convince them it is it should be almost completely covered, on the other hand if it is not 100% necessary they normally make you pay for it out of pocket or more. thats just what I undertsand though... I have no idea in your case. Best bet is to call the insurance company and ask
     
  17. DatacomGuy

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    Haven't done any knee surgery yet, but I'd imagine its down the road...

    I had shitty insurance when I dislocated my knee.. MRI was $400..
     
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