Single session bilateral total knee replacement
The advantages are obvious and are as follows:
1) First of all, there are no additional risks to operate both the knees at the same time, most people recover very well. The entire procedure takes about a weeks’ time, from one day prior to the surgery to about 5 days of post-operative recovery time. After about couple days, the patient is able to walk and will be able to go back to all of his regular lifestyle activities within about 3 months time.
2) The trauma of surgery is also so much less and the individuals do not have to go through the pain twice by adopting to this bilateral replacement.
3) The operations are followed by a single rehabilitation period within one hospital stay.
4) Research & study also shows that the patients are able to go back to a much healthier lifestyle, due to which they are able to shed off a few pounds, lower their blood pressure levels and in some cases also control their diabetes to a considerable extent.
So really, instead of getting one knee corrected and then waiting to get the same procedure done for the second knee, the bilateral knee replacement procedure works as a single shot solution to equipping individuals to choose to bring back the quality in their living and to enjoy life better.
It is also more economical and almost reduces the total costs of two separate surgeries by about 30% nearly!
So for all of you saying Ouch my knee hurts… It might be just a call away to get yourself an appointment and see if that arthritis that has been nagging at your knees, can be dealt with to get you back to enjoying a healthy and beautiful life once again.
Superior Pain Control Protocols
Often, nerve pain is best managed with membrane-stabilizing agents, such as anticonvulsants and antidepressants. During the actual surgery, anesthesiologists may use peripheral nerve or epidural blocks for anesthesia, so that pain is blocked at the site of surgery. This emphasis on regional anesthesia and conscious sedation helps reduce the need for general anesthesia, which tends to reduce postoperative side effects and length of time in the recovery room, and to speed overall recovery time in the hospital.
Because pain during the first 24 to 48 hours after surgery can be quite intense, regional nerve block catheters are left in for at least one day after surgery to help control pain continuously. Patients are also given patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) for self-managed pain control.