Hip and knee replacement surgeries may be undertaken successively, following a thorough diagnosis and assessment from the doctor. If the patient presents symptoms that are similar and on the same sides of the body, then the surgeries may be spaced out within six weeks to three months of each other.
In some cases, doctors may perform both surgeries at the same time, which is called a bilateral surgery. However, it is usually recommended to do a unilateral surgery, starting with the hip replacement first, since this procedure is straightforward. A knee replacement surgery is more complicated and will require more recovery time than the hips.
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