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dosbichons posted:
Given potential problems is it better to have separate surgergies and have 1 knee replaced and then the 2nd? and do medical plans pay 2 times?
thanks...really scared

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Bal M Rajagopalan, MD responded:
You are much better off having one knee done per setting. You significantly increase your complication risks. Plans will pay for 2 surgeries as it is the standard to do 1 at a time.
DR RAJ MD,FRCSC
www.drhipandknee.com


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