Complications after concomitant bilateral total knee arthroplasty in elderly patients.

@article{Lynch1997ComplicationsAC,
  title={Complications after concomitant bilateral total knee arthroplasty in elderly patients.},
  author={N M Lynch and Robert T. Trousdale and Duane M. Ilstrup},
  journal={Mayo Clinic proceedings},
  year={1997},
  volume={72 9},
  pages={799-805}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine the risks associated with performance of bilateral total knee arthroplasty (TKA) in elderly patients. MATERIAL AND METHODS Ninety-eight patients with osteoarthritis who were 80 years of age or older and underwent concomitant cemented bilateral TKA were matched (on the basis of gender, surgeon, year of surgical treatment, age, and diagnosis) with 98 patients who underwent cemented unilateral TKA to compare the number and types of complications in these two groups. The… CONTINUE READING

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