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Knee Surgery Implants now under Price Ceiling, Effective Immediately


Knee Surgery Implants now under Price Ceiling, Effective Immediately

New Delhi : Just a day after the Prime Minister, in his independence day address was seen promising that he will bring down the price of knee surgeries, NPPA has now come out with the announcement that fixes and notifies the ceiling prices of orthopaedic knee implants for knee replacement system

The government today capped prices of knee implants at a significantly lower rate than current market rates, a move that could result in savings of Rs 1,500 crore annually to patients requiring surgery.

Effective immediately, The NPPA has fixed the price for primary knee replacement of titanium alloy at Rs 38,740 while the price for revision knee replacement of any material was pegged at Rs 62,770. The price of  price for Hi-Flex primary knee replacement has been fixed at Rs 25,860 and that of cobalt chromium alloy at Rs 24,090.

The prices for other primary knee replacement surgeries of femoral component, such as oxidised zirconium, has also been fixed at Rs 38,740 by the pharma sector price regulator.

According to the NPPA, the prices capped for primary knee replacement for tibial component or tibial tray made of titanium alloy and oxidised zirconium has been fixed at Rs 24,280.

For other tibial component of cobalt chromium has been fixed at Rs 16,990, while the price for articulating surface and patella of any material has been fixed at Rs 9,550 and Rs 4,090, respectively.

“The price for primary knee replacement system of tibial tray and insert combined as single unit of polythylene or crosslinked polythylene or highly crosslinked polythylene has been fixed at Rs 12,960, while the prices for similar component of metallic will be fixed at Rs 26,546,” said the notification.

As for the revision knee replacement system, femoral component of any material will be Rs 62,770, while the prices for similar surgery of tibial component of any material will be capped at Rs 31,220.

Below is the Table of the  price ceiling

Sl. No.

Orthopedic knee Implant system

Component

Feature/Material of the knee implant

Units (In Number)

Ceiling Price (In Rs.)

(1)

(2)

(3)

(4)

(5)

(6)

PRIMARY

1.

Primary knee replacement system

Femoral component by whatsoever name/specification

Titanium alloy (all variants) coated

1

38,740

2.

Primary knee replacement system

Femoral component by whatsoever name/specification

Oxidized zirconium (OxZr) alloy (all variants)

1

38,740

3

Primary knee replacement system

Femoral component by whatsoever name/specification

Hi-flex

1

25,860

4

Primary Knee replacement system

Femoral component by whatsoever name/specification

Cobalt chromium (CoCr) alloy (all variants)& other than at serial no 1,2 and 3

1

24,090

5

Primary knee replacement system

Tibial component or Tibial tray by whatsoever name/specification

Titanium alloy (& it’s all variants) coated

1

24,280

6

Primary knee replacement system

Tibial component or Tibial tray by whatsoever name/specification

Oxidized zirconium (OxZr) alloy

1

24,280

7

Primary knee replacement system

Tibial component or Tibial tray by whatsoever name/specification

Cobalt chromium (CoCr) alloy & other than at Serial no 5 and 6

1

16,990

8

Primary knee replacement system

Articulating surface or Insert by whatsoever name/specification

Any Material

1

9,550

9

Primary knee replacement system

Patella by whatsoever name/specification

Any Material

1

4,090

10

Primary knee replacement system

Component having Tibial tray and Insert combined as single unit by whatsoever name/specification

Polyethylene or crosslinked polyethylene or highly crosslinked polyethylene or any other material

1

12,960

11

Primary knee replacement system

Components having Tibial Tray and Insert combined as single unit by whatsoever name called

Tibial: Metallic
Insert: Polyethylene or Polyethylene or Cross- linked polyethylene or highly cross-linked Polyethylene or any other material

1

26,546

REVISION

12

Revision Knee Replacement system

Femoral Component by whatsoever name/specification

Any material

1

62,770

13

Revision Knee Replacement system

Tibial component or Tibial Tray by whatsoever name/specification

Any material

1

31,220

14

Revision Knee Replacement system

Articulating surface or Insert by whatsoever name/specification

Any material

1

15,870

15

Revision Knee Replacement system

Patella by whatsoever name/specification

Any material

1

4,090

Attached is the notification

http://www.nppaindia.nic.in/order/order_knee_160817.pdf



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