Bilateral Knee Replacement


Having both sides replaced on the same day is called “bilateral” replacement surgery. In many patients, both knees are equally or nearly equally affected with arthritic or other degenerative conditions. When determining whether a patient is a candidate for bilateral knee replacement, we look at each joint individually. If you are determined to be a candidate for replacement of both knees, then bilateral replacement is a viable option.

bilateral knee replacement xrayHaving both knees replaced on the same day is a good option for those who do not want to undergo the surgery and postoperative rehabilitation twice. There is also evidence to suggest that the cumulative risks associated with bilateral knee replacements is less than the cumulative risks associated with having two surgeries on two different days.

Bilateral knee replacement advantages:

• One rehabilitation period
• One anesthesia
• Potentially less cumulative risk
• Potential participation in the Acute Rehabilitation Unit

Bilateral knee replacement disadvantages:

• Increased potential for the need of blood products postoperatively
• Potentially more difficult rehabilitation in the first few weeks

Knee Pain Treatment

Partial Knee Replacement

In partial knee replacement, only the damaged surface of the knee joint is replaced, leaving healthy bone and tissue intact. About 20% of our patients are potential candidates for partial knee replacement and average recovery time is about one-half that of total knee replacement recovery.Partial knee replacements can be performed as outpatient (same day) surgery… (read more)

MAKOplasty® Partial Knee Resurfacing is a innovative treatment option for adults living with early to midstage osteoarthritis (OA) in either the medial (inner), patellofemoral (top), or both compartments of the knee. The surgery is powered by the RIO® Robotic Arm Interactive Orthopedic System, which allows for consistently reproducible results in precision partial knee resurfacing…. (read more)

Total Knee Replacement

Total knee replacement is now arguably the most successful surgical procedure in orthopaedics. It produces a prosthetic joint that closely approximates normal anatomic functions and is relatively painless. More importantly, it restores quality of life and a return to regular activity… (read more)

Bilateral Knee Replacement

We offer bilateral knee replacement surgery for qualified candidates. Having both knees replaced on the same day is a good option for those who do not want to undergo the surgery and postoperative rehabilitation twice… (read more)

Computer Assisted Knee Replacement

We use computer navigation in over 95% of our knee replacements. Employing using a computer-assisted device during surgery has three potential advantages: less damaging to bone; greater accuracy; and there may be less blood loss… (read more)

Revision Knee Replacement

Joint replacement is one of the most common and successful procedures performed by orthopaedic surgeons, but not every procedure is successful. The goals of a joint replacement are to decrease or eliminate pain from an arthritic joint and improve mobility/joint function. Evaluation is warranted when a joint replacement is not achieving reducing or eliminating pain at the join… (read more)