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Some people may need to have more than one joint
replaced—for example, a shoulder and an elbow, a shoulder and a knee, both
knees, or a hip and a knee. Doctors have different opinions about what is best,
based on their experience and your specific situation. Your doctor will
consider many things, but the following are some general guidelines.
April 8, 2011
Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine & Stanford M. Shoor, MD - Rheumatology
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