Knee replacement

My mother is 64yrs and has osteoporosis. knee pain in both legs. She met with an accident 10 yrs back and has rod in left thigh which runs from upper thigh till above the knee. My concerns are
1. Should rod be removed before knee replacement surgery?
2. Dr says both knee replacement. What's the risk? Success rate?
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Dr. Nitish Mandal Bangalore | Spine and Pain Specialist
Hi, I am Dr Nitish from Reliv pain center.

Sorry, I am not exactly answering your question. But I just wanted to tell you that there are some non-surgical options which may work very well. You should just consider them once before going for surgery.

But if your mother has severe arthritis, and you have decided to go for replacement, please go ahead.

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