Same-Day Versus Staged Bilateral Total Knee Arthroplasty Poses No Increase in Complications in 6672 Primary Procedures

Stefano A. Bini, Monti Khatod, Maria C S Inacio, Elizabeth W. Paxton

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We examined the assumption that patients undergoing same-day bilateral total knee arthroplasty (TKA) have a higher incidence of major peri-operative complications than patients who stage their procedures over the course of a year. Between April 2001 and March 2007, prospective data were collected using a total joint registry. Patients undergoing primary, bilateral, same-day, TKAs were compared to patients undergoing primary, staged, bilateral TKAs within 12 months of the index operation. A total of 2441 TKAs were performed on the same day, while 4231 were staged. There were no significant differences in 90-day mortality, thrombotic events and infections between the two groups. Performing same-day bilateral TKA does not predispose patients to increased cumulative incidence of major complications over staged arthroplasty.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)694-697
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Arthroplasty
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished or Issued - 2014


  • Arthroplasty
  • Bilateral
  • Complications
  • Same day
  • Staged
  • Total knee

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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