Joint replacements

What are 'Joint replacements'?

Hospital treatment for surgery for joint replacements, including revisions, resurfacing, partial replacements and removal of prostheses. For example: replacement of shoulder, wrist, finger, hip, knee, ankle, or toe joint, spinal disc replacement.

  • Joint fusions are listed separately under Bone, joint and muscle.
  • Spinal fusions are listed separately under Back, neck and spine
  • Joint reconstructions are listed separately under Joint reconstructions.
  • 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?

To find out which level of Hospital cover includes joint replacements, please refer to our Hospital Comparison Table.

What MBS item numbers are included in the joint replacements category?

Please refer to for MBS item numbers that are included in the 'Joint replacements' services category.

Important, please note.
The MBS item numbers listed will attract benefits from HIF provided that (a) the code forms part of a hospital inpatient admission; (b) the Member holds an eligible Hospital Cover product; and (c) the Member has served the necessary waiting periods.  To search for more information on a particular item code, simply copy and paste the code into Medicare's online search function.