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Simultaneous bilateral total knee arthroplasty in a single procedure.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10093808     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Eighty-eight consecutive patients undergoing total knee arthroplasty (TKA) were reviewed retrospectively and divided into two groups. Group I (64 patients) had both knees replaced simultaneously by one team in a single procedure while Group II (24 patients) had 2 operations staged about 7 days apart. The blood loss, operative time, knee functional score, period of hospitalisation and complications were documented in order to compare the 2 groups. Performing simultaneous bilateral TKA (Group I) did not increase the incidence of operative or post-operative complications. Equally, the functional score and mean intra- and post-operative blood loss were not influenced. The operative time and duration of hospitalisation were significantly shorter in Group I than in Group II. On the basis of the results of this study, it appears that simultaneous bilateral TKA is beneficial.
T K Liu; S H Chen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International orthopaedics     Volume:  22     ISSN:  0341-2695     ISO Abbreviation:  Int Orthop     Publication Date:  1998  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-05-13     Completed Date:  1999-05-13     Revised Date:  2013-04-12    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7705431     Medline TA:  Int Orthop     Country:  GERMANY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  390-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei, Republic of China.
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MeSH Terms
Arthritis, Rheumatoid / physiopathology,  surgery
Arthroplasty, Replacement, Knee / adverse effects,  methods*
Blood Loss, Surgical / statistics & numerical data
Blood Transfusion / statistics & numerical data
Knee Joint
Length of Stay / statistics & numerical data
Middle Aged
Osteoarthritis / physiopathology,  surgery
Range of Motion, Articular
Time Factors
Treatment Outcome

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