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RISKS OF BILATERAL KNEE REPLACEMENTS
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Bal M Rajagopalan, MD posted:
DEAR K AND H MEMBERS,


I AM AVIDLY AGAINST BILATERAL KNEE OR HIP REPLACEMENTS. AS AN ORTHOPEDIC SURGEON AND THROUGHOUT MY TRAINING THE MAIN COMPLICATIONS IN JOINTS I HAVE SEEN HAS BEEN BECAUSE OF BILATERAL SURGERY. YOU TRIPLE YOUR COMPLICATION RISK OF BLOOD CLOT , INFECTION DUE TO LONGER SURGERY TIME AND MORBIDITIES. NOT TO MENTION THE PAIN AND THE PHYSIO. ALTHOUGH CONVENIENCE IS THE BIGGEST REASON IF THAT COMPLICATION HAPPENS TO YOU THEN YOU WILL THINK BACK.


BR
DR RAJ MD,FRCSC
www.drhipandknee.com
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Garciaweir responded:
Does you have the sam opinion for a hip and knee on the same leg?
 
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_swank_ replied to Garciaweir's response:
I'm not Dr. Raj but read his post. It says that the main complications, like blood clots and infection, happen because of the longer surgery time involved. That is going to be the case whether you're having two knees done or a hip and a knee. It's not his opinion, it is what he has observed after years of being a surgeon.


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