Knee Replacement Implants burden for the national health insurance in Belgium

Knee Replacement Implants burden for the national health insurance in Belgium

Knee Replacement Implants burden for the national health insurance in Belgium During the last 25 years time the number of knee replacements increasedeightfold. This is primarily due to aging (more older patients) and thus agreater demand.   But also the lowered threshold is a factor because the implants greatlyimproved in quality. This tendency has a strong impact on expenditure in thenational health insurance of Belgium. On average the cost of a knee replacement for a patient in a Flemish hospital