Bilateral TKA staged at 1-week intervals deemed safe alternative in select patients

Source : Healio

For patients with advanced degenerative disease and deformities of both knees who desire a single rehabilitation period, staging total knee arthroplasty in each knee a week apart is a safe alternative, particularly for patients with medical comorbidities precluding a simultaneous operation, according to study results.

Researchers compared a consecutive series of 234 patients who underwent either a simultaneous or staged bilateral total knee arthroplasty (TKA) to a matched-control group of unilateral TKA.

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