How Much Does Ankle Surgery Cost?

The main goal of ankle surgery is to allow the ankle to heal with a normal shape again.  Whenever an ankle is found to be fractured, then surgery may be required to repair the ankle.

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How much does ankle surgery cost?

Type of Ankle SurgeryAverage Cost (without insurance)
Achilles Repair$5,000 to $10,000
Ankle Fusion Surgery$4,000 to $9,000
Ankle Replacement$40,000+
Brostrum Ligament Reconstruction$5,000 to $10,000
ORIF Ankle Fracture$3,900 to $11,000

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What are the extra costs?

Is my ankle sprained or broken?

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Average Reported Cost: $285

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How much did you spend?

Was it worth it?  

  1. Larry Owens (Gilbert,  Arizona) paid $570 and said:

    Only paid co-pay. Medicare @ $190.00 A night 3 days. Driving me nuts I can walk on both feet yet OR Drive .

    Was it worth it? Yes

  2. Abby Parker (Rochester,  New York) paid $ and said:

    Sure, that’s one way of looking at it to cure a sprained ankle. But on some cases, physical therapy, home remedies like rest, icing your foot, compression, and elevating your leg would help to gain your strength and balance again. Also, a mild to moderate ankle sprain can be cured by a compression wrap, brace, or even cast. Unfortunately, when the injury involves a fractured ankle, then surgery may be needed.

    Was it worth it? Yes

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