Bilateral Knee Replacement
The advantages of bilateral surgery are: you have one (shorter) hospital stay (than with two single-knee surgeries), one round of anesthesia, less total opioid use; you are less likely to catch a hospital-borne infection than if you have two single-leg surgeries, and total recovery time is far shorter… especially with the X10.
Unfortunately, unless patients have had intensive Pre-hab (see X10 Pre-hab) patients are twice as likely to be discharged to a convalescent home. If they are using traditional physical therapy, recovery can be slow, painful, and difficult on both patients and caregivers.Unless patients strengthen their legs prior to surgery they are typically not independent, and require additional care.
With the new technologically advanced X10 Knee Recovery System™, most bilateral knee patients are independent within their first week enabling them to recover in their own home and not in a convalescent center.