Combined meeting of the Knee Society and American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons. San Francisco, USA, 1997/02.
One hundred consecutive, primary simultaneous bilateral total knee arthroplasties were prospectively compared with 100 consecutive, primary unilateral total knee arthroplasties in reference to relative risk, complications, cost, and need for rehabilitation.
All procedures were performed using identical preoperative intraoperative, and postoperative protocols.
Postoperative confusion was approximately four times greater in the simultaneous bilateral total knee arthroplasties group (29% versus 7%), which was thought to represent an increased incidence of fat embolism.
Cardiopulmonary complications were approximately three times greater after simultaneous bilateral total knee arthroplasties (14% versus 5%), and most commonly involved arrhythmias.
The increased stress on the cardiopulmonary system with simultaneous bilateral total knee arthroplasties may make this procedure contraindicated in certain patients with preexisting disease.
There was an approximately 17 times greater need for banked blood in the simultaneous bilateral total knee arthroplasties group (17% versus 1%), which is alarming given the persistent concerns of transfusion related disease transmission. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Plastie, Prothèse, Total, Genou, Membre inférieur, Bilatéral, Avantage, Etude comparative, Homme, Chirurgie, Système ostéoarticulaire pathologie, Economie santé
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Plasty, Prosthesis, Total, Knee, Lower limb, Bilateral, Advantage, Comparative study, Human, Surgery, Diseases of the osteoarticular system, Health economy
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Code Inist : 002B25I. Création : 14/05/1998.