One-stage bilateral total hip arthroplasty a simultaneous procedure in 79 patients.

Published online: Jun 27 2000

J O Laursen, H Husted, and N B Mossing.

Department of Orthopedics, Soenderborg County Hospital, Denmark.


The authors retrospectively studied 79 patients who had undergone simultaneous bilateral total hip arthroplasty during the period 1982 to 1994. Forty one patients were examined clinically and radiographically at least 5 years postsurgery. The procedure was associated with few early postoperative complications and so far excellent results at 7.5 years with regard to patient satisfaction, Hip Functional Index and survival of the prostheses. It is concluded, that in selected patients with bilateral hip disease necessitating bilateral hip replacement, the bilateral operation may be advantageously carried out in one session.