The Cost of an ACL Injury by Calvin French-Owen

Just how much does an ACL (a crucial knee ligament) injury cost to fix in the US? +Calvin French-Owen generously breaks down his $60,000 ACL recovery in detail. The health care system in the US is nearly entirely privately funded and has some of the highest costs relative to similar countries. 

For comparison, a similar operation in Australia ranges from $2K-$5K, depending on coverage. 

“First 30 minutes in the operating room $7,147
Additional time in the operating room (in 5m intervals) $15,417
First 30 minutes in the post-anesthesia care unit $2,057
Additional time in the post-anesthesia care unit (in 5m intervals) $3,894″

The Cost of an ACL Injury by Calvin French-Owen

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