Joint reconstructions

What are 'Joint reconstructions' services?

Hospital treatment for surgery for joint reconstructions. For example: torn tendons, rotator cuff tears and damaged ligaments.

  • Joint replacements are listed separately under Joint replacements.
  • Bone fractures are listed separately under Bone, joint and muscle.
  • Procedures to the spinal column are listed separately under Back, neck and spine.
  • Podiatric surgery performed by a registered podiatric surgeon is listed separately under Podiatric surgery (provided by a registered podiatric surgeon).

Which level of Hospital cover includes these services?

Joint reconstruction services are included under our

Basic Plus, Bronze, Bronze Plus, Silver, No Maternity Hospital with Mid Extras Combo, Gold and Gold Star Hospital policies.

*Important please note: Effective 1 April 2019, Vital Hospital will be renamed Basic Plus Hospital.

What MBS item numbers are included in the Joint reconstructions category?

46345, 46408, 46411, 46414, 46417, 46420, 46423, 46426, 46429, 46432, 46435, 46438, 46441, 46442, 46444, 46447, 46450, 46453, 46456, 46492, 46494, 46495, 46498, 46500, 46501, 46502, 46503, 46504, 46507, 46510, 46522, 48900, 48903, 48906, 48909, 48930, 48933, 48948, 48951, 48957, 48960, 49103, 49121, 49215, 49221, 49224, 49227, 49503, 49506, 49536, 49539, 49542, 49548, 49551, 49557, 49558, 49559, 49560, 49561, 49562, 49563, 49564, 49703, 49706, 49709, 50106, 50333