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In severe arthritis beneficial effect of steroid injection maybe short lived if any.
In that case surgery is a viable and recommended option. For severe arthritis involving more than one compartment total knee replacement is recommended.
Total knee replacement is a successful surgery with good results in most patients. In fact studies have shown that quality of life improvement with total knee replacement is greater than that seen after coronary bypass heart surgery.
Most patients are able to walk with support next day of surgery and are able to walk without support within 4 to 6 weeks of surgery.
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Surgery for both knees would take anywhere between 2 to 3 hours.
Usual hospital stay is between 3 to 5 days.
Patient is able to walk with support next day of surgery and physical therapy is needed to get best results.
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