Single unit price of a full knee replacement

OIA response

Thank you for your request dated 29 September 2023 transferred to Pharmac by Te Whatu Ora under the Official Information Act 1982 (OIA). You requested:

In providing the single unit price of a full knee implant, and if multiple brands used then the single unit price for each brand.

I can advise that unit pricing for full knee implants is made up of a number of different individual components. These components are also available in a range of different sizes, materials, and designs, from multiple suppliers. As such a total unit price is not available as individual patients may require differing components to fit their circumstances.

I have released to you in full the unit pricing of the individual knee implant components across multiple brands but recognise this is a significant amount of information. The complete list of medical device pricing is available on the Pharmac website: This file is updated each month. If you have any follow-up requests, please contact us at

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