Simultaneous bilateral versus unilateral total knee arthroplasty. Outcomes analysis.

@article{Lane1997SimultaneousBV,
  title={Simultaneous bilateral versus unilateral total knee arthroplasty. Outcomes analysis.},
  author={Geoffrey James Lane and William James Hozack and Swapnil Shah and Richard H. Rothman and Robert E. Booth and Ken Eng and Paul Smith},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
  year={1997},
  volume={345},
  pages={106-12}
}
One hundred consecutive, primary simultaneous bilateral total knee arthroplasties were prospectively compared with 100 consecutive, primary unilateral total knee arthroplasties in reference to relative risk, complications, cost, and need for rehabilitation. All procedures were performed using identical preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative protocols. Postoperative confusion was approximately four times greater in the simultaneous bilateral total knee arthroplasties group (29% versus 7… CONTINUE READING

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