A comparison of bilateral uncemented total knee arthroplasty: simultaneous or staged?

@article{Hutchinson2006ACO,
  title={A comparison of bilateral uncemented total knee arthroplasty: simultaneous or staged?},
  author={Jim R Hutchinson and Erin N Parish and M. J. Cross},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. British volume},
  year={2006},
  volume={88 1},
  pages={40-3}
}
In a series of 1304 patients (1867 knees), the results of simultaneous and staged bilateral total knee arthroplasty were compared with each other and with unilateral total knee arthroplasty. The bilateral procedures had a significantly higher rate of complications than unilateral procedures, almost entirely because of thromboembolic problems. However, this did not correspond to an increase in mortality. If a bilateral procedure was indicated, then a simultaneous procedure had no increased risk… CONTINUE READING
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