- Dec 11, 2010
- United States
You’re better off doing one at a time in my opinion. My surgeons won’t do two at once as he said there’s too much risk for complications and I could not even fathom the pain having both done at once. Mine are 9 months apart and my knee is the one that decided I had to do it as it was causing me so much pain and I could no longer function with it. This second knee is easier than the first one. Good luck!I worry about stairs with a bilateral. and blood loss. I am retired and I don't worry about the time for two recoveries.
It is very much a matter of opinion. Me being a staff member here does not make my opinion more or less valuable than yours; but I do disagree.You’re better off doing one at a time in my opinion.
Hmm. Plenty of surgeons do bilaterals. It seems to me that if it were demonstrably riskier then it wouldn't be done because of lawsuits. My understanding is that the single surgery is riskier than doing one knee - but that one knee has to be done twice (of course!) thus equalling it all out.My surgeons won’t do two at once as he said there’s too much risk for complications
It hurts, all right. But twice as bad? I can't say for certain, but I suspect not. And every day in recovery I was thinking 'Just one time!!!!'.I could not even fathom the pain having both done at once.
Which I would regard as lost time, 'marking time' between surgeries.Mine are 9 months apart