Some large hospitals have the equipment to replace both knees. However, I won’t recommend it since the risk of trans-surgical complications increases.
Frequently asked questions about orthopedic and trauma
Within a week, you will be able to start walking.
It takes approximately an hour and a half and requires a night of hospitalization.
There is no restriction regarding age. It is usually recommended for patients over 55 years old, although if a young person has a disease, we can order a special prosthesis.
Some cases may improve, but some won’t. Joints with advanced damage will only get better after surgery.
Some large hospitals have the equipment to replace both hips. Nevertheless, I won’t recommend it since the risk of trans-surgical complications increases.
Patients with a cemented prosthesis can walk with assistance the next day. If you got uncemented or hybrid prostheses, you would start walking that week.
Generally, a night in the hospital is required. The day after, you can recover at home.
The hip surgery lasts around two and a half hours.
There are different types of hip implants; depending on the case, your specialist will select cemented, uncemented, or hybrid prostheses.