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Title: One-stage bilateral total hip replacement: a retrospective study of 70 patients
Authors: Welters, Hans ×
Jansen, Igor
Simon, Jean-Pierre
Devos, J #
Issue Date: Jun-2002
Series Title: Acta Orthopaedica Belgica vol:68 issue:3 pages:235-41
Abstract: In this study, we retrospectively reviewed 70 patients who had a one-stage bilateral total hip replacement in our institution, between 1992 and 1998. Different variables were considered such as gender, age, length of hospital stay, pre-operative diagnosis, duration of the operation and anesthesia, type of prosthesis, complications and amount of blood loss, pre- and postoperative range of motion, incidence of periarticular heterotopic ossifications and postoperative pain and walking distance. In our group of patients one-stage bilateral total hip replacement was found to have resulted in good objective results. Patients with a rheumatoid condition had the highest gain in postoperative hip mobility. In comparison with existing literature there were no more intra- or postoperative complications, making one-stage bilateral total hip replacement a safe procedure in well-selected cases.
ISSN: 0001-6462
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Orthopaedics Section (-)
Clinical Residents Medicine
× corresponding author
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