HealthDay—June 2, 2017
HealthDay.com featured an article on the pros and cons of double knee replacement surgery.
HSS hip and knee surgeon Geoffrey H. Westrich, MD, said having a double knee replacement helps patients return to their normal lives faster and "for the right patient, it's a good option".
"However, double knee replacement is not for everyone, and people should be well-informed before making a decision," he added.
Complications such as heart problems and blood clots can occur. The best candidates for a bilateral procedure are patients in "excellent physical condition and have no underlying health problem", said Dr. Westrich.
However, Dr. Westrich said if you have one knee replaced, "recovery for a single knee replacement at a high-volume joint replacement center is much easier and faster than it was in the past."
Read the full article at consumer.healthday.com