Articles  |   March 2013
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Articles   |   March 2013
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ASA Monitor 03 2013, Vol.77, 42.
ASA Monitor 03 2013, Vol.77, 42.
A surgeon seeks your advice regarding her patient who needs bilateral total knee arthroplasty (BTKA). According to a recent article, which of the following approaches will lead to the BEST outcome?
Total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is one of the most commonly performed orthopedic procedures for patients with osteoarthritis. Whether involving one or both knee joints, TKA can be performed in three different ways:
Possible advantages of BTKA during the same hospital admission include reductions in the operative cost, in-hospital length of stay (LOS), patient’s period of discomfort, and rehabilitation time. However, BTKA surgery is associated with an increase in morbidity and mortality.
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