Fast-track surgery for bilateral total knee replacement.

  title={Fast-track surgery for bilateral total knee replacement.},
  author={Henrik Husted and Anders Troelsen and Kristian Stahl Otte and Billy Bjarne Kristensen and Gitte Holm and Henrik Kehlet},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. British volume},
  volume={93 3},
Bilateral simultaneous total knee replacement (TKR) has been considered by some to be associated with increased morbidity and mortality. Our study analysed the outcome of 150 consecutive, but selected, bilateral simultaneous TKRs and compared them with that of 271 unilateral TKRs in a standardised fast-track setting. The procedures were performed between 2003 and 2009. Apart from staying longer in hospital (mean 4.7 days (2 to 16) versus 3.3 days (1 to 25)) and requiring more blood transfusions… CONTINUE READING


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