Do you want both knee replacements? Rheumatoid arthritis and Osteoarthritis commmonly involve both the knees to a similar degree. Many patients want both knee replacment to revert back to normalcy at the earliest. The benefits of both knee replacement are a single recovery period. There is also cost savings. I normally perform both knee replacements with a gap of five days. If the patient is young and fit, I can operate on both knees on the same day.
Is it a safe procedure?
Many studies have vouched for the decreased morbidity afer simultaneous both knee replacement. Bilateral (both) knee replacments are safe in young patients without cardiac problems. In older patients the risks may be higher. Here it is better to do a sequential TKR. This involves two periods of hospital stay.
Please refer to the cost section for full details of included and excluded criteria.
Please see FAQ’s for more information on double knee replacements.
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