Do I Need Bilateral Total Knee Replacement?

April 8th, 2015

 If your knee pain is debilitating, it’s time to check with an orthopaedic specialist about what treatment options are available for you. If you’re asking yourself, “Do I need bilateral total knee replacement surgery?” take the self-assessment below to find out whether you may be a good candidate for the procedure.

Would you benefit from a procedure that could recreate the normal function of the knee?
Are you looking for a safe, effective medical solution to your pain?
Is your pain equally symptomatic in both knees?
Do your primary goals include relieving pain and restoring motion?
Have either or both of your knees already started to bow or show signs of deformity?
Would your everyday quality of life significantly improve if your knee pain could be relieved?
If you answered “yes” to three or more of the questions above, call Rothman Orthopaedic Institute today to set up an appointment with a knee specialist. A double knee arthroplasty may be the right procedure for you!
Do I Need Bilateral Total Knee Replacement?
Severe arthritic pain is what brings most knee replacement patients in to see a Rothman Orthopaedic Institute physician. When that pain is severe and equally symptomatic in both knees, it can limit function and, ultimately, limit independence.
If you’re suffering from intense knee pain, then you know the feeling of frustration as simple, everyday tasks become impossible to perform without assistance. If you are otherwise healthy and active, the inability to move well on your own may be reason enough to consider a procedure like total knee arthroplasty.
If there was a way you could regain your ability to perform simple weight bearing activities (like standing and walking) without pain, would you want to know about it? We’d love to tell you all about it! Make an appointment at a Rothman Orthopaedic Institute location near you so that you can ask a qualified orthopaedic specialist, “Do I need bilateral total knee replacement?”
Rothman Orthopaedic Institute is a regional leader in orthopaedic medicine. In fact, our physicians are well known and respected throughout the world as pioneers and educators in the knee sub-specialty. You won’t know the answer to the question, “Do I need bilateral total knee replacement surgery?” until after you have a physical exam and x-rays done. And while it may end up that your physician will assess your case and determine that non-surgical, more conservative treatment options are best for you, you’ll be glad you went to Rothman Orthopaedic Institute either way.
Whether your knee pain is due to general wear and tear (osteoarthritis) or specific trauma from an injury, when cartilage is compromised and bone on bone contact occurs, the pain can be truly debilitating. Don’t settle for a lifetime of pain and immobility. Instead, call Rothman Orthopaedic Institute today and find out what treatment options are available for you. You can make an appointment by calling 1-800-321-9999.
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