I’m waiting on a call to schedule my bilateral knee replacements. I have had both shoulders and hips replaced and now need both knees. My doctor suggested I do both at the same time and I didn’t hesitate to agree. He did say that before I get wheeled into surgery he will ask which knee bothers me most so he can do that one first. That’s just precautionary so if my condition warrants stopping after one knee he will have completed the worst one first. I’m in good shape but his strategy makes sense to me. In all previous joint replacements I was functioning normally after about two to three weeks. Of course there were restrictions on bending and maximum weight I could lift but daily activities were back to near normal. Actually from what I can remember day 10 was the breakthrough for me. I don’t take opioid, Motrin works great for me. I had a severe reaction to Vicodin after my first shoulder replacement and won’t go down that path again. I see some bilateral knee replacement posts but not much on same day bilateral knee replacements. Here’s a link that is interesting: .