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What is the average cost for ankle surgery?

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what is the average cost for ankle surgery?
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Mark replied 8 years ago.
Do you know exactly what is being done to the ankle? -- the type of surgery makes a difference.

And do you want only the surgeon's fee, or something else?
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
I'm not sure.

It is a pedestrian accident claim; whereby the individual claims the front tire hit his ankle. A short list would help.
Expert:  Dr. Mark replied 8 years ago.
OK (the procedure may not be on this list, I only copied a portion of this list):

27848 Open treatment of ankle dislocation, with or without percutaneous skeletal fixation; with repair or internal or external fixation
27846 Open treatment of ankle dislocation, with or without percutaneous skeletal fixation; without repair or internal fixation
27814 Open treatment of bimalleolar ankle fracture (eg, lateral and medial malleoli, or lateral and posterior malleoli, or medial and posterior malleoli), includes internal fixation, when performed
27823 Open treatment of trimalleolar ankle fracture, includes internal fixation, when performed, medial and/or lateral malleolus; with fixation of posterior lip
27822 Open treatment of trimalleolar ankle fracture, includes internal fixation, when performed, medial and/or lateral malleolus; without fixation of posterior lip
27615 Radical resection of tumor (eg, malignant neoplasm), soft tissue of leg or ankle area
73615 Radiologic examination, ankle, arthrography, radiological supervision and interpretation
73610 Radiologic examination, ankle; complete, minimum of three views
73600 Radiologic examination, ankle; two views
27704 Removal of ankle implant
27696 Repair, primary, disrupted ligament, ankle; both collateral ligaments
27695 Repair, primary, disrupted ligament, ankle; collateral
27698 Repair, secondary, disrupted ligament, ankle, collateral (eg, Watson-Jones procedure)
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Expert:  Dr. Mark replied 8 years ago.
Sorry - just to make it clear, the numbers on the left are not the cost of the procedure.

They are the medical codes for the procedure, that are used for insurance companies to pay for the procedure.

For example, for the first code 27848, the actual medicare payment is $786.50, so you can figure that an average cost will be 100-150% of this figure, meaning about(###) ###-####for the surgeon's fee (as an average).

So please let me know which code is closest to your surgery, to find the actual cost.