Bilateral Knee Replacement

Should You “Go for Two?”

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.

Why is recovery faster with the X10?

The X10 is specifically designed for bilateral patients to use in their homes and recover both their legs at the same time. Typical X10 bilateral patients are independent within a few days of returning home.

Removing fluid from the knee–

  1. Rapidly increases range of motion
  2. Quickly reduces swelling and pain,
  3. Reduces the risk of scar tissue formation [which can dramatically extend recovery time],
  4. Reduces strength deficit and enabling a rapid return of brain/muscle communication, and thus strength-building.

Taken together, the entire X10 recovery is on the order of 30 days, not months to years. For more about X10 click here.

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The X10 is available through your insurance (in some cases) and as a short-term-rental. Most patients to not need the X10 for more than 17 days. Our clinical team is ready to help you at any time with your knee surgery recovery. You can reach us with a phone call at 1-855-910-5633 or an email at To schedule a 15 minute call with us click on the Want to Learn More? image on this page.