Skip to content


    Exciting News for WebMD Members!

    We've been busy behind the scenes building new message boards for you. You'll have new and easier ways to find messages, connect with others, and share your stories.

    And, this will all be available on your smartphone or other mobile device!

    What Do You Need to Do?

    The message board you're used to will be closing in the coming weeks. While many of your boards will be making the move to our new home, your posts will not. Want to keep a discussion going? Save posts you want to continue (this includes your member profile story), so that you can re-post them in the new message boards.

    Keep an eye here and on your email inbox, we'll be back in touch soon to give you all the information you need!

    Yours in health,
    WebMD Message Boards Management

    Bilateral Knee Replacement or Single
    greer5656 posted:
    I am a 59 yr old female and have been told recently that I have to have both knees replaced. The right is a little worse than the left so I am contemplating whether I should have both knees done at once or do one and then the other?? The doctor said I could do one and then 10 days later do the other, do one and a few months later do the other or do both at one time. He left the decision up to me. After reading the discussions on TKR I'm really torn which way to go with this. I go to the gym every day and am very active so I'm thinking if I'm going to be laid up I'd rather do it all at once. I have good support at home so that won't be a problem. Any thoughts on this??
    arbob5 responded:
    I have two friends who had both knees done at the same time and they were happy they did it that way. As you said, do it all at once and get it over with. You are in good shape and that means a lot.

    Good luck and God bless.

    Helpful Tips

    What is hip pain, and what else could it be?Expert
    Frequently hip pain is mistaken for another diagnosis and vice versa. In my practice, I have seen people have hip replacements from various ... More
    Was this Helpful?
    28 of 38 found this helpful

    Related Drug Reviews

    • Drug Name User Reviews

    Report Problems With Your Medications to the FDA

    FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

    For more information, visit the Duke Health Joint Replacement Center