Bilateral simultaneous hip replacement versus bilateral sequential hip replacement: a 7-year data review

Linda R. Johnston, Benedict A. Clift, Rami J. Abboud

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    The aim of this study was to compare the outcomes of bilateral sequential versus bilateral simultaneous hip replacements, using the collarless polished taper cemented hip prosthesis, in relation to complications, revisions, patient satisfaction rates, and Harris Hip Score. Data were collected by independent practitioners and processed within the University Audit Department. A total of 594 patients were identified as having undergone bilateral hip replacement surgery. Patient satisfaction rates were consistently high in both groups. Harris Hip Scores improvements were similar and reflected a marked improvement in pain and function. The sequential bilateral group experienced an increased length of hospital stay and therefore potential cost implications, which may be offset by the lower incidence of adverse events. Bilateral simultaneous hip replacement remains an important option, for which there is strong supportive evidence.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)119-123
    Number of pages5
    JournalOrthopaedic Nursing
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 2011


    • One-stage
    • Arthroplasty
    • Dislocation
    • Outcomes

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