Total Knee Replacement Surgery Cost

Average Cost Average cost
Rs. 1,80,000 - Rs. 4,50,000
Surgery Time Surgery time
60-90 minutes
Hospitalization Hospitalization
1-5 days
Resume Work Resume work
2-4 weeks
Recovery time Recovery time
8-12 weeks
Pain Pain

Depending on the type of surgery and the implant used, the average cost of knee replacement surgery ranges between Rs. 1,80,000 to Rs. 4,50,000. There are several other factors that affect this cost, such as the city where the treatment takes place, the choice of orthopedic doctor and hospital, etc.

Cost of unilateral knee replacement INR 1.8 lakh to 2.5 lakh
Cost of bilateral knee replacement INR 3.2 lakh to 4.5 lakh

Knee replacement surgery, or knee arthroplasty, is the surgical replacement of severely damaged and degenerated knee joints with a prosthetic implant. It is one of the most effective treatments for knee osteoarthritis (OA) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Most people start considering getting their knees replaced only when they have stopped getting pain relief from conservative treatments and have become almost bedridden due to knee pain.

Book an appointment with the best orthopedic surgeon near you to get an estimate of knee replacement surgery cost for you.

Following are the minimum, maximum & average costs for Total Knee Replacement Surgery in top 14 cities of India.
City NameAvg. CostMin. CostMax. Cost
Ahmedabad 199222 133000 275000
Bengaluru 169302 79000 300000
Chennai 162404 67000 300000
Faridabad 181200 66000 235000
Ghaziabad 189486 118800 272000
Gurgaon 196167 130000 300000
Hyderabad 164408 50000 255000
Jaipur 149052 60000 225000
Kolkata 146511 65000 230000
Lucknow 161000 55000 250000
Mumbai 216729 70500 1900000
New Delhi 182221 45000 300000
Noida 205814 160700 250000
Pune 163812 70000 315000


The knee joint is a complex joint that is formed from three bones, i.e., the femur, tibia, and patella, and a synovial cartilage. The type of knee replacement surgery to be performed depends on the severity of damage to the knee joint. A knee implant has three components- femoral and tibial components, along with a plastic spacer (to replace the synovial cartilage).

The different types of knee replacement surgeries, based on the damage to the knee joint and the kind of implant used are:

  • Total Knee Replacement
    Total knee replacement surgery is performed for severely damaged knee joints, i.e., for patients who are having trouble performing even simple daily activities such as walking or climbing stairs. In this procedure, all the articulating surfaces of the joint, along with the synovial cartilage, are replaced with a prosthetic alternative.
  • Partial Knee Replacement
    Partial knee replacement surgery is performed for patients who have localized knee joint damage, i.e., degeneration of only the medial or lateral compartments of the knee joint. It is usually performed for younger patients as their recovery is quicker. This surgery causes less trauma to the surrounding knee tissues and preserves the natural knee function in the surrounding tissues. It provides more range of motion of the knee joint in comparison to total knee replacement.


  • Choice of treatment city
    The cost of knee replacement surgery depends on the city where you are having the treatment. It may cost a little more in metro cities as compared to non-metro cities.

  • Type and quality of implant used
    The type and quality of the knee implants are among the biggest factors for determining the cost of the surgery. While choosing the ideal knee implant for the patient, the orthopedic surgeon considers several factors such as the degree of joint movement required by the patient, severity of damage to the joint, etc.

    The most commonly used knee implants are from Zimmer, Jhonson & Jhonson, and Stryker manufacturers.

  • Hospitalization fees
    The hospitalization fees include the type of hospital room preferred by the patient, duration of the hospital stay, etc. The cost of a deluxe/private room is more than that of a shared hospital room.

  • Experience of the surgeon
    Knee replacement surgery is a complicated procedure that should only be performed by a skilled and experienced orthopedic surgeon. An experienced orthopedic surgeon performs the procedure much more precisely, preserving the surrounding tissues which makes it easier to regain joint mobility and increases the implant's longevity.

  • Cost of medicines
    Proper pain management is integral to postoperative recovery. Pain management after knee replacement surgery is performed by NSAIDs and other anti-inflammatory drugs.

  • Management of post-surgery complications
    Comorbidities such as uncontrolled diabetes or hypertension increase the risk of postoperative complications after knee replacement surgery. If there are any postoperative complications, such as hemorrhage or infection, the patient may require ICU services, blood transfusions, and so on.

  • Rehabilitation and physical therapy costs
    After knee replacement surgery, the patient will need extensive physiotherapy and rehabilitation to regain joint mobility. The cost of rehabilitation is determined by the length of the treatment, the type of surgery, the nature of the knee implant, and other factors.

  • Insurance coverage
    Most knee replacement surgeries are either partially or completely covered by insurance. Some insurance policies also specify the type of implant that is covered. Contact your insurance provider immediately to find out the terms of your insurance policy.

A rough breakdown of the estimated cost of unilateral total knee replacement surgery in India is as follows:

Pre-operative consultation and diagnosis Rs. 4,000 - Rs. 5,000
Cost of implant Rs. 50,000 - Rs. 55,000 (rough estimate)
Cost of braces and other supportive devices Rs. 4000 - Rs. 5000
Post-operative consultation Rs. 500- Rs. 1500
Hospital stay Rs. 20,000- Rs. 28,000
Physiotherapy cost Rs. 1000- Rs. 1500 (per session)


What are the diagnostic tests required for knee replacement surgery?

Before knee replacement surgery, you may need diagnostic tests such as X-rays, MRI scan, ultrasound, CT scan, and an arthrocentesis.

How soon after the knee surgery can I walk without support?

You can walk without any support within 5-6 weeks after the surgery. However, complete recovery where you can perform activities like running, jumping, jogging, etc. takes about 8-12 weeks.

What are the signs that you need knee replacement surgery?

5 Signs that you need a knee replacement are:

  • Persistent or reoccurring pain of the knee joint even while lying down that is not relieved through medication
  • Knee pain gets worse at night and prevents you from sleeping
  • You have trouble doing even simple daily activities like walking or climbing stairs
  • Chronically stiff or swollen knee joints
  • Knee joint deformity, i.e., a bowing in or out of the knee


Most people wait to get knee replacement surgery till they become almost completely immobile. The longer you wait for the surgery, the more damage there is to the knee joint and its surrounding structures. Simultaneously, you are unable to live your life completely as you can’t perform even daily activities like jogging, jumping, etc.

Don't life pass you by, live it fully. Get a free consultation with the best orthopedic surgeons near you to get a better estimate of the cost of knee replacement surgery for you.