Two Simultaneous Knee Replacements Carry Benefits and Risks



ScienceDaily (2011-02-28) — Patients who undergo knee replacement on both knees simultaneously have a moderately higher risk of experiencing cardiovascular side effects within 30 days of surgery compared with those who have knee replacements done one at a time. A new study also finds, however, that simultaneous knee replacement is associated with significantly fewer prosthetic joint infections. Read more

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