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A Deep Dive Into Surface Disinfection - October 2017 - Subscribe to Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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O C T O B E R 2 0 1 7 • O U T PA T I E N TS U R G E R Y. N E T • 8 9 G ood candidates for bilateral knee replacement don't come along every day. More like every week. That's right. At the Hospital for Special Surgery, I do about 250 total knees a year, and about 50 times a year, I do both knees at the same time. Over the last several years, I've become convinced that with the right candidates, and under the right circumstances, bilateral knees make all the sense in the world. Here's why. When Bilateral Total Knees Make Total Sense Thomas Sculco, MD New York, N.Y. With the right patients and right protocols, there's no good reason not to double up. • DOUBLE TROUBLE Most patients who have symmetrical arthritis in both knees prefer to have just one operation, if possible, says Dr. Sculco. Sherry Randolph

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