…researchers found patients who underwent simultaneous bilateral TKA experienced increased overall complications, medical complications and reoperations. Simultaneous bilateral TKA was also associated with a significantly longer hospital stay, according to study results…
Ms. Sharon from California USA talks about her excellent experience after a complex Simultaneous Bilateral Knee Joint Replacement Surgery at Wockhardt Hospital,Bangalore, India. Very few surgeons across the world are accomplished to conduct a total knee replacement surgery for both knees in one surgery with good clinical outcomes. This is done
Dr. Bose of the Joint Reconstruction Group of Chennai
Dr. Bose, firstly I want to thank you again for the “miracle” of the new knees. After the initial recovery I have been Pain free. Before it was a struggle to walk one block, and tennis was becoming more difficult and increasing painful (a constant 7). Now I can walk comfortably for any reasonable distance, and have become a “butterfly on the court”.
The information I am sending you is a record of the stretching for the knees and the dates and rate of increasing range of movement. All of this was accomplished with a variety of exercises, and painful but successful forced stretching of the knee ligaments.
By Nilesh Patil, MS(Orth); Hemant Wakankar, MS, FRCS, Mch(Orth), FRCS(Orth)
ORTHOPEDICS 2008; 31:780
Total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is an effective treatment for end-stage arthritis of the knee. Published studies in the literature have consistently reported TKA as an efficacious and cost-effective means of alleviating pain and restoring function.1,2 A significant number of patients with severe end-stage degenerative joint disease have symptomatic bilateral knee joint affliction, necessitating joint replacement in both knees.3-5 The surgical options available for these patients include a staged procedure with a certain time interval between 2 procedures, simultaneous arthroplasty of both knees using 2 surgical teams, or bilateral arthroplasty using 1 team with the patient under 1 anesthetic. However, the decision to perform bilateral knee arthroplasty staged or simultaneous is debated.