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I am really surprised at how many people are having partial replacements. I recently had bilateral TKR's. I discussed the partial replacement as my knees where really bad medially (inner side). He advised to go for the total with both knees as I would be looking at having total replacements within 5 years. I am 68. Pain wise I don't think there would be very much difference, & I am so pleased that I won't be facing the surgery again. It is disturbing that so many doctors are refusing to do both at the same time as well. As my surgeon said, if you are fit & healthy there is no point in doing them seperately. Different story if you have other major health problems like heart disease etc. I feel extremely lucky to have had such a wonderful surgeon who listened & allowed me to come to my own informed decision.
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