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More doctors accepting simultaneous knee surgeries
More doctors accepting simultaneous knee surgeries

Sandra Lynch tried steroid shots and physical therapy to cure her ailing knees, but finally her doctor said enough: The 62-year-old wedding officiant from Frederick needed surgery to get them both replaced. Lynch dreaded the thought of two surgeries and a long recovery. But her doctor suggested an option that he said would make the experience more bearable. Two doctors would perform the surgery on both of her knees at the same time. It would take just four months for both knees to heal, rather than getting one knee replaced, recovering for four months and then going through the same process on another knee. Another alternative would have been to have one doctor fix both knees on...

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