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The most common reason for a Bilateral Total Knee Replacement is severe arthritis in both knees which are symptomatic interfering with the patient's activities of daily living and reducing the quality of life. Usually complaints are worst with weight bearing activities, as standing and walking.
Untreated, knee arthritis is usually painful, functionally limiting, as it progressively compromises the patient's independence over time. Another indication is significant deformities in both knees, a situation in which failure to correct both knees deformities at the same time would compromise the clinical result.
This answer is provided by Dr. A. K. Venkatachalam from India.
My troubles began when my left leg started to go stiff and to hurt. The doctor told me it was arthritis.
For many years, I suffered with severe Rheumatoid arthritis which affected my knees most of all.
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