Cost of knee replacement in the 30 biggest cities

Orthopedic

Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas, are the most expensive cities in the U.S. to undergo total knee replacement surgery, according to Healthcare Bluebook, a patient resource for finding affordable care. Meanwhile, the least expensive cities to have the procedures include Memphis, Tenn., and San Antonio.

The price for total knee replacement includes facility, physician and anesthesia fees and is calculated based on the amount health plans have paid on medical claims.

Here are the average prices for total knee replacement in 30 of the most populous cities in the U.S., based on data from the Census:

1. Dallas: $50,631
2. Fort Worth, Texas: $50,631
3. San Jose, Calif.: $42,111
4. San Francisco: $42,111
5. Indianapolis: $41,290
6. Portland, Ore.: $35,040
7. Columbus, Ohio: $34,952
8. New York City: $33,715
9. Seattle: $33,602
10. Denver: $32,937
11. Milwaukee: $32,536
12. Charlotte, N.C.: $32,412
13. Philadelphia: $31,666
14. Nashville, Tenn.: $31,509
15. Austin, Texas: $28,986
16. Louisville, Ky.: $28,964
17. Chicago: $28,862
18. Jacksonville, Fla.: $28,206
19. Los Angeles: $27,551
20. Detroit: $27,209
21. Washington, D.C.: $26,929
22. San Diego: $25,000
23. Houston: $24,847
24. Phoenix: $24,756
25. El Paso, Texas: $24,418
26. Oklahoma City: $24,408
27. Boston: $24,101
28. Las Vegas: $23,668
29. San Antonio: $23,657
30. Memphis, Tenn.: $23,647

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